Wednesday, 20 August 2008

CM - is the unwanted job worth having?

In the UK the job of Prime Minister is highly prized, being seen as a real accomplishment of great prestige. A great many politicians no doubt aspire to move into Downing Street and take their place in history rubbing shoulders with other emminent world leaders.

In Jersey? Nobody seems to want the top job of Chief Minister! Why is this?

Not worthy?
Are they all suffering from such low self esteem that they think they're not good enough? With my opinion of politicians I don't think that's likely.

The Job doesn't appeal?
Surely not - with politicians generally appearing to be more "up themselves" than even the most repulsive Big Brother show contestant, I can't believe they would pass up the chance to obtain such status and to lord it over us and the rest of The House.

Don't challenge the prefered candidate?
This is more like it. The Establishment Party has already decided who's best for the job, and the other politicians fall into line and don't dare to challenge the Chosen One. This is plainly wrong for democracy and should shine a light on the state of politics in the island for even the most brainwashed head-in-the-sand believer that Everything Is Just Fine.

It isn't Just Fine.

If the job of Chief Minister isn't something that a number of politicians are clamouring for, then how can it be worth having? It is just another appointment by The Oligarchy if the position isn't openly contested.

So - what are the real reasons, dear States Members, for no-one running against the sole candidate already titled Deputy Chief Minister?


The Moving Finger said...

It is a succession thing.

Frankie passes it to Yoda and he passes it to GST 28 Ozouf.

Anybody who stands against them will not win and also run the risk of being 'black balled'
It is called democracy, Jersey style.
The ONLY way to change it is register to vote and get new people in.

voiceforchildren said...

And let's be honest who the hell would like to take the helm of a sinking ship?

I say give it to Terry (GST28) Le Sewer or Phillip (GST28) Ozouf they are part of the "pirates" that holed the hull.

The question is, how long are either of them going to stay onboard whilst it staedily plummets to the murkiest depths?

Talk about a captain deserting the ship! they would be off quicker than a politicians handshake! Although they both deserve to go down with it, that takes honour, an attribute in pretty short supply!!

But make no mistake the ship is going down