Who ‘leaked’ this extract to this investigative journalist who, with a few others, is doing so much to show just how scared of their own shadows all too many professional, ‘accredited’ media journalists are? Frankly, who cares a jot? Not me certainly – nor for that matter a single member of the public that I have spoken to and it has surprised me just how many people really are interested..
Like me what all of these people really want to know is: why aren’t PPC Chairman, Constable Crowcroft and his colleagues doing something truly worthwhile? Such as going through the Code of Conduct with a fine toothcomb to see what can be done about the collection of morally bankrupt and utterly gutless political sheep who voted to keep from the public – nearly a full four years on – that our former Home Affairs Minister deliberately misled the States Assembly in order to justify the suspension of Graham Power.
Misled the Assembly not only by stating that he had seen a ‘report’ that he clearly could not have – but a report that did NOT say what he claimed it did even if he HAD seen it! Of course, outside of the rarefied atmosphere of alternative reality that is the States Chamber in the real world most people would likely call such behaviour lying. Now if that isn’t worth PPC investigating in its self then I really don’t know what is.
As some of us have maintained all along in the face of the desperate Establishment Party misinformation campaign, former Police Chief Power was suspended on a ‘fit him up now – try and find the matching evidence later’ construct. It was surely bad enough that it happened and was presented to the States in the first place. Yet to now, in 2012, still hear new Deputies who aren’t fit to lace Bob Hill’s boots stand up and make pathetic excuses not to support Deputy Mike Higgins’ proposition on the grounds of ‘being new Members they really don’t know enough to vote in support’ is not only sickening pathetic it also well and truly stinks.
Indeed, as another long-time Member said to me afterward: with such craven, lickspittle behaviour such as this some people will surely be promoted to bag carriers to the ‘Great and the Good’ in no time at all. Isn’t keeping the truth from the public what dictatorships and banana republics do? Our Assembly really ought to be ashamed.
Meanwhile, few in number within this Chamber of Secrets we Progressives may be, but the fight for both truth and justice goes on regardless. There really isn’t any other honourable option. Still, always enjoying the old Monty Python ‘Spanish Inquisition’ sketches I almost wish that I hadn’t publicly given my copy of the leaked document back – the prospect of Constable Crowcroft and Sir Philip descending on me at the chime of midnight in scarlet cloaks and silly hats is surely almost worth the pain of the thumbscrews. Maybe even the terrors of the PPC ‘comfy chair’…
Keep the Faith.