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Saturday, 13 September 2014

LE CORNU & THE STATE MEDIA: ITS NOT WHAT YOU DO - ITS WHO YOU ARE DOING IT


Another Team post today and on a very topical subject. For here at 'Not The State Media!' we believe very few people would not agree that when Deputy Nick Le Cornu pressed 'send' on his recent Tweet about Deputy Kristina Moore's announced return to politics he suffered a serious judgement malfunction: the terms used were as staggeringly ill-chosen as the 140 character medium was ill-suited. Yet be all of this as it may the public cyber-lynching of Le Cornu that the JEP, BBC Jersey and ITV have whipped up since is a phenomena that upon closer analysis also shows Jersey's MSM for exactly what it has become. Put bluntly an Establishment poodle collective that reports failings involving public figures entirely differently according to which side of the political fence they graze on. 

'Not The State Media!' demonstrates this truth for the reader below with a quick and very easy Top Ten of modern era Establishment member clusterfrucks - a few where our own ex-politician Trevor has even been on the receiving end of the shenanigans - and all of which Hacked Off confirms the State Media knew about! (We've left out some ongoing outrages involving Crown Officers for obvious reasons). Nevertheless we would suggest that looking beyond the understandable social sensitivity regarding cancer every one of them is far more serious in impact than Le Cornu's foot-in-mouth moment. Yet through all ten of these triple X rated Establishment horror shows there was not a single MSM push for resignation in sight. And certainly no day-after-day saturation coverage to portray the culprit as something slightly less pleasant than rabies. Indeed, in some cases there was not even a media report of the incidents. 

Yes, unless you are an Establishment goon so thick you are caught out 'live on air' telling a Leftist to slit his wrists you can always trust the State Media to pretend it never happened. It's called 'the Jersey Way' - a most unique form of white wash...



No. 1 - Bailiff Philip Bailhache's 'scandalous' 2008 Liberation Day speech

Now here is a man who really could have a political clusterfruck Top Ten all to himself! For if we went back just a few more years you could choose from his illegally banning Senator Syvret from the States for six months for telling the truth about the LLP scandal; or even the infamous Roger Holland abuse affair. Not to mention the Jervis-Dykes paedophile cover-up. But at No. 1 in our Ministerial era book who can forget the then Bailiff telling the victims of Haut de la Garenne that horrible as the buggering, torture and even forced abortion of vulnerable children in the States' care might be the 'real scandal' was the critical coverage from the world's media! Yes, child protection failings just seem to follow Bailhache around like an albatross. He should have resigned. He should have been sacked. The calls for either should have been unprecedented. But they were not. Come 2011 the JEP and chums were even all but running his election campaign. Shameful. 

No. 2 - Home Affairs Minister Deputy Andrew Lewis' and the 'damning' report that wasn't

A classic example of how the Jersey MSM 'State Media' really works - few outside the readership of Citizens' Media will even be aware of Walker regime glove puppet, Deputy Andrew Lewis signing the death warrant on Chief of Police Graham Power's career in 2008. Yes - Home Affairs Minister Lewis told the States he had 'no option other than to suspend Power due to the 'damning' contents of the Metropolitan Interim Report. Only trouble was... no such 'damning' report existed. Lewis had simply lied. Contrary to the denials Hacked Off says the State Media were aware of this - yet did not even report the outrage - and now Lewis is set to stand for election again in St. Helier 3/4! Not only should he have been kicked out of the States Lewis should have been prosecuted. Yet perhaps, readers, people should vote for Lewis - just so he can finally be grilled about his lies? Though obviously not by the MSM!

No 3 - Housing Miniser Deputy Sean Power & the theft of a vulnerable female colleague's private correspondence  

The first of two 'Top Tenners' for a serial offender who incredibly now wants people to elect him as a Senator! Power shamefully stole what he knew was highly personal private correspondence between Deputy Carolyn Labey and former Senator Syvret. Not just this but he also supplied it to third parties including other States Members and caused it to be published on an infamous internet hate site. Contrary to his lies Power denied his thievery for weeks - in fact only 'owning up' when he was caught out by his electronic States Member's code. More serious than Twitter-Gate? 100%. He should have been charged with theft but was not: even getting away with just a farcical 'regulatory' breach of the Data Protection Law. Three years on the correspondence Power so shamefully stole is still up on the internet!

No 4 - Attorney General William Bailhache lying about his selective prosecutions under Article 39A

Just weeks after his brother and Bailiff Sir Philip had faced a well deserved vote of no confidence brought by Deputy Shona Pitman Attorney General William Bailhache prosecuted her and fellow JDA member Deputy Geoff Southern for assisting a number of elderly and disabled people to complete application forms to register a request to later receive a postal vote. It was widely known that several other non-JDA candidates had breached the same Article - two in fact within the same St. Helier No 2 district as Pitman and Southern. Yet in the States Bailhache initially lied to politicians claiming the pair were the only ones who had done so. Until Trevor Pitman produced a copy of a police witness statement naming one of the other candidates and an email from Bailhache to Shona proving him a liar. There should have been MSM outrage. Bailhache should have been sacked. Neither happened of course: abusive, selective prosecutions are all part of the Jersey Way and getting more brazen by the passing year.

No 5 - Senator Terry Le Main fraudulently crying 'fraud'

Part Two of the incident referred to above. In 2009 upon an intervention by Senator Syvret the Bailiff finally made then Housing Minister Terry Le Main retract what was a malicious and truly disgraceful slur even by his gutter standards i.e. that 'electoral fraud' had been committed. Pretty rich given that Le Main resigned in disgrace from the old IDC after it was announced he was to be charged with 'Forgery and False Uttering' following the scandal of a faked signature of an old lady on his planning application form. Of course the State Media didn't report Le Main's disgusting behaviour at all - only the fully understandable JDA reaction to it in highlighting the Minister's own past and hypocrisy. The JEP who had already been deliberately misleading their readers with the same sick lies subsequently pathetically claimed their reporter 'must have nipped out' from the press box and thus missed it. 



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No 6 - 'Cruel' and 'violent' allegations - but two Education Ministers fail to put children first

Another scandal arising from the child abuse investigation at No. 6 we have the late Senator Mike Vibert and his successor Deputy James Reed.  Everyone must, of course, be viewed as innocent until proven guilty. However as victims came forward - eventually culminating in multiple open court allegations within the trial of the Jordans that the (September 2014 retired) Director of ESC Mario Lundy had been 'the cruellest and most violent of them all' both Ministers buried their heads firmly in the sand. Instead of replicating the claimed 'neutral act' of suspension in the same way Chief of Police Power had been until a Committee of Inquiry could take place both Vibert and Reed wagged their tails to the aggressive 'they'll have to get through me' bark of CEO Bill Ogley. The CEO supposedly initiated an internal investigation. No one, however, has ever seen it. The silence from the MSM was again deafening. 

No 7 - Senator Philip Bailhache flying and lying over confidential documents

Newly appointed External Relations Minister Sir Philip Bailhache had preached about the need for respect in his 2011 election campaign. Here however as a key mover in the campaign to transform the abuse victim within the Dean suspension saga - HG - into the villain (he actually even used the term 'abuser') Bailhache showed his true colours once again. Caught out by two travellers who contacted the then Deputy Trevor Pitman to complain how they had been able to read confidential and intimately detailed documents regarding the victim Bailhache was reading in full public view on a flight Bailhache's reaction was as shameful as it was predictable.  The two travellers and Trevor were 'malicious' and 'liars'. Taking the two to confirm what they had seen to the Chief Minister should have seen Bailhache sacked. But Gorst did nothing of course - just like his lackeys in the MSM.

No 8 - Black marks all around for Senator Philip Ozouf

Now here's an Establishment politician so prolific in clusterfruck he almost caused a falling out within the 'Not The State Media! team. And we apologise - for we finally had to cop out and settle on a composite entry for the Machiavellian One. Many would say that the Lime Grove House scandal and the unsavoury forcing out of Mr Flowers should be included here. Likewise what many saw as the driving out of the hugely respected Comptroller Auditor General. Others would cite the unpleasantness that made State Treasurer Ian Black both ill and ultimately quit his post amidst allegations of bullying. Then there was the Bill Ogley fiasco and even talk of 'anger management'. Throw the recent Royal Bank of Canada/Post Office debacle into the mix and what comes out loud and clear is that the MSM State Media whom Ozouf has played like a flute for years let him get away with it time and time again. Just as they will regarding a botched and incompetent 2015 budget that could have such dire consequence for the poor the Senator's policies treat with so much disdain. Like Bailhache he's simply one of their untouchables.

No 9 - Senator Ian Le Marquand & the 'scoop' that should have seen him in the poop

In March 2010 Home Affairs Minister Senator Ian Le Marquand gave another telling demonstration of just why Citizens Media bloggers are now the only trusted media in Jersey. Appearing before the ESC & Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel the Minister was asked by the Chairman about the delay in producing the Wiltshire Report. This was a key report eventually manipulated to support the illegal suspension of Chief of Police Graham Power. But the Minister did not want to answer. You see he had - he told the stunned Scrutiny members - instead promised a 'scoop' on what was happening to a reporter at the JEP! Incredibly such behaviour from the Minister was to become the norm when upon the Wiltshire Report's final publication the then Deputy Pitman was refused a copy of the report and told he could not have one until after they had been given out to the Minister's media chums! 

No 10 - Sean Power - more emails & more despicable behaviour at Planning

In 2013 Power colluded with his chums at the JEP to get a front page story falsely claiming the Deputies Shona and Trevor Pitman were 'getting preferential treatment' from Deputy Rob Duhamel regarding a minor planning application; even spreading the further lie that it had been made on the wrong form. Consequently asked publicly by the Minister to apologise for these lies Power was left seething. Not only did he try to claim to the Pitmans that the JEP alone had created the story 'deliberately twisting his words'. But thanks to one disgusted recipient it was revealed that though Chairman of the Applications Panel Power had also been illegally emailing their application form (personal details inc) around to his Option B cronies like Philip Bailhache and Kristina Moore. As Hacked Off verified the email from Power was even given to the MSM. But once again the editors ensured they kept silent. 

PostScript - The 'Jersey Way' rolls on...

Now in 2014 Deputy Power stands accused of clusterfruck yet again: a man convicted of making a death threat phone call  - and caught on a recording making more such threats (one Jon Sharrock Haworth) also claims Power provided him with personal information regarding Citizens Media stalwart Rico Sorda's pregnant wife! Jersey's State Media are well aware of this deeply disturbing allegation too. But with it being one of their boys going for Senator we'd wager you are hardly likely to see the MSM reporting on it. 



If Nick is 'nasty' Sean is surely 'shameful'?



So there we have it. Ten quick examples that demonstrate in Jersey media 'outrage' can and will be turned on and off like a tap according to who the person screwing up happens to be. The message arising from this is clear: if you want integrity - if you want the truth stick with Citizens Media!

Posted by 'Not The State Media!' 12/09/2014

48 comments:

  1. Phew! Your best post yet Team NTSM. Longish but riveting reading I sped through this in minutes. Certainly draws back the curtains on the way Jersey's professional media really operate to ensure only the right people are exposed for their failings. Keep it up.

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    1. 'Longish but riveting' - we'll take that ta very much.

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  2. Assuming that you are all of the political Left I admit I thought this might be just a piece making excuses for Le Cornu's appalling gaffe. So pleasantly surprised. I didn't even know about the incident involving former Deputy Andrew Lewis being fairly new to the island so a particular eye-opener there. You would likely get the same partisan approach in England. It is just that back home we have newspapers on both sides so it levels out.

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    1. Quite the same in the UK or not I think most people agree Jersey having another newspaper would certainly help.

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    2. Some hope! A really great informative blog by the way - very useful with the coming election, I had actually forgotten Ogley!

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  3. The scumbag saying that Power gave him information on Rico's wife is obviously Jon Haworth so why didn't you name him? Don't you agree that it is important people know about these links?

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    1. Yes it is important but on occasions I don't think you need to add the name. Thanks to Rico's detailed reporting this information is now well and truly 'out there'. No thanks to the State Media of course.

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  4. As I said in the message a truly brilliant read! What our so called media let these people get away with is jaw-dropping.

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  5. Well done.

    This is a handy summary to be able to refer people to from Twitter.

    For those of us who, from time to time, are trying to explain the Jersey set up to normal people, it would be very useful to have a top ten of the other side of the coin - the non-Ollie people who have been selectively done down by the TPTB. Stuart, you and the cartoon, HG, Power, Harper, Bellwood, Higgins etc.

    And if that catches on, I want 10% of the movie rights :)

    Just for a bit of balance you understand and to keep the matter and anti-matter in balance.

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    1. Sounds like a good idea, Polo. But only 10%???

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    2. Polo, as you are not speaking to me, please don't mention me, I do not allow my name to be used in vain any more. No offence Trevor, and as you published my other comment, please publish this. HG

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    1. Indeed Mr Lundy, who's reputation with the ladies has reached my ear... well well well.....

      The Beano is not the rag

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  7. I have to say, this surprised and inspired me too.

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  8. The not so constant gardener13 September 2014 at 18:32

    Have to agree this is a quite stunning post. What political blogs should be and such an antidote to the vile and deluded garbage put on line by the likes of Deputy Power's bully friend Jon Haworth. What is of particular interest to me being a resident of St. Helier 3 is seeing the Andrew Lewis story summed up so concisely. Almost makes me look forward to our election hustings.

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    1. "What is of particular interest to me being a resident of St. Helier 3 is seeing the Andrew Lewis story summed up so concisely. Almost makes me look forward to our election hustings."

      Hopefully THIS will help shed some light on St Helier number 3/4 candidate Andrew Lewis.

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  9. Great blog and a great expose of the state media who are so trusted by the Cover up Of Inquiry with Francis Oldham at the helm.

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  10. Sean Power is far too close and linked to the cyber bully who targeted Rico's wife and made numerous death threats for my liking - why haven't the state media reported this? He won't be getting my vote.

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    1. Undeniably true. The cowardly thug is clearly in dire need of help - you only need to read his own truly laughable blog to see he remains in complete denial of his abusive obsessions.

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    2. He hasn't got a blog according to him he doesn't blog and hates bloggers. Is there a link somewhere to a blog that's supposed to be his?

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    3. He does have a blog though it is nothing more than the embittered poor me tripe he spouts out via all of his avatars. It was even public very briefly until probably realising that all of his victims could read the garbage he put it on invited guests only.So basically now read by him and his invented characters. Sad.

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    4. Yes it was a sad read just as you say. All the same old fantasy trying to portray himself as a victim instead of the bully. But that is enough mentions for him as we need to be consistent - knocked back loads of his vitriol today already.He may think the blog has disappeared but I hear it may re-appear for people to read quite soon.

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  11. Emma Martins should have been in your top ten Trevor - she has been the person who has given away millions of pounds of tax payers money - silencing government critics. This includes 100's of thousands of pounds to Jon Haworth and his gang in the secret court case against Stuart Syvret. She was the one who helped convict Syvret and covered up for Sean Power.

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    1. Absolutely. But as we pointed out in the introduction we have not included clusterfrucks like the secret court case disgrace or a couple of thers because MORE will be written about these fairly soon. More importantly still - there are a couple of legal moves in the pipeline on the Jersey Crown Officers abuse of the courts to oppress people.

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    2. I am still waiting for Emma Martins to prosecute Channel TV for their illegal breach of the data protection law in broadcasting details regarding your court case. It is her responsibility and as the law has been unquestionably broken Martins' silence demands answers. Another case to put in the blog's next top ten.

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    3. This is another very valid point. Martins is meant act as soon as breaches become apparent. Your case is a clear one yet she has done nothing unless you are keeping quiet about anything. The question she needs to answer is why? Having just also posted about Andrew Lewis there must also be a case for Martins to have investigated his abuse of data in lying to the Assembly about Graham Power?

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  12. JON SHARROCK HAWORTH!

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  13. I'm looking forward to the hustings with Andrew (the liar) Lewis.

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    1. Me too, especially if Ted Vibert has all the material at his fingertips and quotes it widely to the crowd.

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    2. My analysis of St Helier 3/4, where there are four seats up for grabs.

      Three of the current deputies are likely to be returned to office (Jackie Hilton, Richard Rondel, Mike Higgins). The fourth current deputy, Andrew Green, is running for Senator. So that leaves one seat for declared candidates Andrew Lewis, Christian May, Mary Ayling-Philip, Laura Millen and Ted Vibert. Other candidates may yet come forward. The problem with the large number of candidates is that it splits the vote.

      All could potentially win that seat. My personal hope is that anyone but Lewis wins the seat. Lewis is clearly being parachuted into the seat, from St John, in a "Get Higgins" strategy. We don't like that sort of thing in St Helier 3/4. We especially don't like what he did to Graham Power. We have long memories.

      The JEP on Saturday confirmed that Patrick Ryan is standing down in St John. The only declared candidate in St John is Tracy Vallois, a probable shoe-in (not that I rate her). Why doesn't Lewis fight to be elected in his home (and former) parish? If he was such a good deputy in 2008, what has he got to be scared of in St John, in a 50/50 fight with Tracy Vallois?

      The probability of Lewis getting elected in St John is 50%. The probability of Lewis getting elected in St Helier 3/4 is 20%. So why is he standing in St Helier 3/4 and not St John? Questions, questions, dear reader. He's clearly out to get Higgins....the popular local deputy who just delivered an excellent air display, again.

      We live in interesting times.

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    3. Lewis has even less of a chance of getting elected in St. John they hate him there. This all goes back to when he upset a lot of people in attacking the Butlins. Don't think he even lives there now after that either. He was meant to be standing in St. Ouen. he has been put in to St. Helier by the Establishment who know he hasn't got a cat in hell's chance simply to try and nick a few crucial votes off of Higgins.

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  14. Great blog Trevor, factual, informative, easy to read and truthful.

    This election is the final election before Jersey starts borrowing like there is no tomorrow, in fact with a £250 million loan agreed, there is a very expensive tomorrow for future generations. The financial incompentacy of this Government means that either you stand up, get angry and get the dross out, by voting or face more and higher taxes, no real control of immigration, probable moves to become independent, but worse the ruination of this wonderful island probably for ever.

    If you are reading this blog you are interested or concerned. The people mentioned above clearly do not have the truth, or your welfare and quality of life high on their list of priorities. As Trevor Pitman has written before. If You don't do politicis it will do you. Have you had enough of being " done "

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    1. People should get out and vote although I keep hearing people say 'There is no point.' This is understandable but what people should remember is if they don't vote you can absolutely GUARANTEE that someone you don't want will be elected. But already a few good progressive candidates have declared so not all gloom and doom. Think Russell Labey will be good judging from what he has said in the past and if he keeps true to this. A couple of female newcomers look promising as well. Add in a high possibility of Philip Ozouf and Sean Power being voted out and it might not quite be time to turn the lights out?

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  15. What a bunch of misfits we've got standing this time!

    Murray Norton = cyber bully.

    Maureen Morgan = cyber bully and dealer of sex toys.

    Sean Power = email thief and liar.

    Andrew Lewis = liar and destroyer of careers.

    No wonder nobody votes!

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  16. I just can't see some of these getting elected. Andrew Lewis is a no-hoper but also both Ozouf and Sean Power. I think many people who would have previously given Ozouf the vote are now just sick of the scandals he has been involved in. The stigma of him being seen too many times as a bully as well. Everyone has a shelf life as they say. As for Power I can only think the drink has addled his brain. Too many people hate him and a whole lot more see him as untrustworthy. His getting his face around St. Brelade may have seen him through there but island wide? Not in my opinion.

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  17. NTSM.

    Exclusive interview with Jersey Child Abuse Survivor JEAN NEAL.

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  18. Sadly think your "top 10" Jersey political scandals should just make it into the top 100.
    There are many more worthy. Think about housing, reclaimed land, planning, court cases that never happened, profound conflicts of interest that were never acknowledged.
    And if anyone is interested in LLP read Prem Sikk'a article, currently reference 20 on Stuart Syvret's wikipedia's page.

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    1. Well, as we said - there could easily be a number of Top Tens. Personally I would have Stuart's illegal secret court case featuring the thug he told the truth about etc; Michael Birt allowing dishonest Jurat John Le Breton - the man who looked the other way on child abuse evidence/was taking directors of the JEP's owner to diner at his home to still sit on Shona's and my court case and a few others besides. Point is there ARE loads of them. Maybe write your own Top Ten - it all helps get the true picture out there, doesn't it.

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    2. What a load of crap saying these ten outrages would only scrape into the top 100. Sure there are a whole lot more that has been treated as if it never happened by the State media. But that can't alter the truth that these incidents are bloody shocking. This island is run like a dictatorship and we need to find some new approach to put an end to it. Not least among these is finding a way to ensure no more of our best politicians like Trevor, Stuart and Shona get shafted and prevented from representing us.

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  19. Can I just say that having found this site I think it is an excellent addition to Jersey's political blogs. Well written and informative as others have said. What I really am surprised at having been off island for almost a month is that Trevor has dropped the Bald Truth.

    I find this amazing as the blog was always a great read. Loads of people I know read it and the videos were brilliant. So why stop Trevor? Surely from here you and your mysterious colleagues are going to have to build up all over again? Best of luck anyway. These are only my thoughts.

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  20. Great blog entry.

    Elle

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  21. ¨clusterfruck¨ What a brill word!

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  22. Tonight's nominations are depressing. Really brings home just how much you and Shona are missed. Very few candidates of quality and so many uncontested seats. Glad James Baker gone though. Full of promises three years ago but did absolutely zilch for us in number 1 district.

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  23. What do you think of the nominations for the election? I am just shocked so few well knwn alternatives to the crap we have running the show. Living in St. Lawrence I am gutted nobody else opposing the three stooges here. Alright maybe that is a bit too harsh on Le Fondre who does seem to have had his eyes opened since Ozouf stabbed him in the back. I know people can rightly say well why didn't you stand then smartarse? I would if I thought I could risk a job which only offers a 4 year contract but with a family I just don't feel I can. Even if States members had a pension scheme it would be more attractive. #GloomandDoom

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