Friday, 11 November 2011

Review of the Review of the Abuse Inquiry

Scrutiny Review - Issues surrounding the BDO Alto Review of financial management of Operation Rectangle

The whole thing is a long read, so let's just start with the end 3 paragraphs from the Chairman's Forward, to sum it all up. I was going to highlight in BOLD all the most eyecatching words, but really I would need to do that to the entire three paragraphs!

Chairman’s Foreword - Deputy Trevor Pitman - summing up -

"... can it really be credible that within a case of unprecedented scale and complexity only two individuals ‘got it all wrong’ and deserve to be scrutinized (many would likely use the term ‘trashed’) within the public eye again and again whilst those at Home Affairs and the senior politicians of the day who also bear significant – if not equal – responsibility attract no such condemnation whatsoever? The sub-panel believes the answer to this first question is no.

"Secondly, and perhaps of even more fundamental concern for us if we are the caring and civilised society that we like to believe: when and how did purely financial matters, no matter how undoubtedly serious, become more important than turning our focus and attention to discovering how our most vulnerable children - instead of being protected and cared for by the States - could actually be systematically assaulted and abused over a period of decades?

"If this review leads to nothing else other than a re-focussing by government, media and society on to this final question then all of the obstruction and sniping that we as a Scrutiny team have been subjected to these past months will have been well worth it."

Read the whole government Scrutiny Review at

systematically assaulted and abused
period of decades

review obstructed and sniped at

government, media and society

A good journalist would be all over this!

Is the world watching? Does it care?

Jersey. Beautiful island with great people. Ruined by some ignorant selfish a-holes!


voiceforchildren said...



Anonymous said...

Yes, the world is watching. All in due time, Jersey will have to justify past mistreatment of its own children to the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

And tonight, Rico has prevailed in his search for hard evidence of the cover up. So, yes, the world is watching and it is seeing the cover up for what it is - a paid London PR man wrote the narrative for the story the oligarchs dreamed up, a good police chief was vilified, compelling forensic evidence was quickly destroyed, and a multi-year abuse investigation was shut down and discredited. All done with words churned out by a spin artist hired to save Jersey from having to face the truth about institutionalized abuse. A hard working and truth driven pipe fitter finally pieced it all together like a pro, since the Jersey MSM is rotten to the core and wouldn't dare touch the facts.