Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jersey – Starting to Shake Off the Apathy?

Is it really happening that some in Jersey are finally seeing there is a dark underbelly to the government?

I sincerely hope this is not a political grab for the 15-minutes of fame, but the Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, says the Island is facing an unprecedented crisis of confidence in leadership.

Mr. Crowcraft has considered running for Chief Minister.

Crowcraft is trying to avert the ‘crisis’, following the suspension of the States police chief over the abuse investigation and the release of the report by the Howard League about the youth justice system.

Crowcraft indicated he is particularly concerned about the way the investigation at Haut de la Garenne was handled and the former practices at Greenfields youth remand home.

Yesterday afternoon he was to meet with Home Affairs Minister Andrew Lewis seeking answers over the way in which Graham Power was suspended. Over the weekend Crowcroft expressed his concerns to States Members regarding the government’s treatment of senior staff and called for urgent meetings to look into the matter.

Can it be there is change in the wind?

I know nothing of Simon Crowcraft and am interested in what our readers think of his sincerity and record.

This Is Jersey


Anonymous said...

Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft works to get his name and photograph in the papers every two weeks.

Is Jersey shking of the spin? No, not yet.