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Offline tonytheprof

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The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:01:18 PM »
Sir Philip Bailhache is set to retire. There was a bit of a delay before he got his "Sir". Will the next Bailiff get one?

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2008/06/16/islanders-happy-at-three-mbes/

"Three years after his installation as Guernsey’s first citizen, Bailiff Geoffrey Rowland is still waiting for the knighthood that has generally accompanied the position."

Demotion of the position by stealth?

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 07:03:36 PM »
Well I am still waiting to see what they do in response to the Appeal Court decision that the head judge cannot be president of the debating chamber. Which means that finally some ten years after the ECHR ruling on this Jersey is going to have to get rid of him from the States.

If Jersey is going independent then should the Bailiff get a knighthood?

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 09:19:09 AM »
Do you think he should?


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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 02:42:11 PM »
I think it would be invidious if Jersey's next Bailliff got a knighthood before the Guernsey one did.

Personally, I'm not too bothered; some people seem to need them, and put whatever letters they have behind their name, and insist on people using them all the time, and become highly upset if they are missed off letters etc. I'd love to speculate on the root causes of psychological craving for that sort of attention; it certainly seems mildly pathological.

The actress Joan Plowright is actually Lady Olivier (Lawrence Olivier's widow), but she never uses her title professionally (and as far as I am aware privately). Her autobiography is called simply: And That's Not All: The Memoirs of Joan Plowright. She's probably one of the best actresses of her generation, and is still brilliant today.




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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 04:57:53 AM »
Do you think he should?


John.

I refer you to

[link]http://www.jerseylaw.je/Judgments/JerseyLawReports/display.aspx?cases/JLR1987/JLR870109.htm [/link]

Anyone who as Attorney General breaks the law should not really be a Bailiff in the first place.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 07:22:53 PM »
There is plenty of people who would like the queen to do more with a sword to the this bailiff or the next one than tap them on the shoulders 3 times.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 10:25:54 AM »
If, as someone suggests, the Island is going independent, we don't need a Bailliff. Don't forget, the Bailliff is a Crown appointment hence the Knighthood that goes with the job. If that changes, the next incumbent might have to find something else to keep his head warm in bed.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 10:05:13 PM »
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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 10:12:50 PM »
I refer you to

[link]http://www.jerseylaw.je/Judgments/JerseyLawReports/display.aspx?cases/JLR1987/JLR870109.htm [/link]

Anyone who as Attorney General breaks the law should not really be a Bailiff in the first place.

Errrrrrrrrrr? and was M St C Birt acting as Advocate for the AG or AG himself?


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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 07:33:40 AM »
Like when you get done for speeding what youre saying is you should never be allowed near a vehicle again?
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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 06:27:43 PM »
Two people i honestly hope do not get a knighthood are the bailiff and walker.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 06:39:31 PM »
The Bailiff already has one.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 06:55:37 PM »
I refer you to

[link]http://www.jerseylaw.je/Judgments/JerseyLawReports/display.aspx?cases/JLR1987/JLR870109.htm [/link]

Anyone who as Attorney General breaks the law should not really be a Bailiff in the first place.
Haven't followed the link, so don't know which breach you're reffering to; but you do realise that your position almost certainly prevents anybody holding the office.

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 10:09:36 PM »
Two people i honestly hope do not get a knighthood are the bailiff and walker.

Is Walker that Bangkok tosser ?

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Re: The next Bailliff - Will he get a knighthood?
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 10:34:41 PM »
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Is Walker that Bangkok tosser ?

Is that like Tossing the Caber Moot?
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