When I look at our Jersey Government I see that, apart from a couple of exceptions, the "Council of Ministers" at the top of the States Assembly and those with power, wealth and influence who work closely with them to run this Island stand shoulder to shoulder with one another like a solid wall of steel. They rarely listen to anything of importance ordinary residents of
Please tell me why most of you ignore the needs of our people who struggle to keep pace with the high prices of property, rents and goods and services? And now you want to hike up the Goods and Services Tax to 5%. What are you trying to do to our people? Introduce a fair Corporation Tax onto
Don’t talk down to us. As I pointed out in an earlier blog, we are not stupid. We see the unfairness and the gross injustices inflicted on this
We need a complete overhaul of
I am appealing to “the Allies” to look for a way of working together much more closely than you are doing at present. Perhaps the ideal way would be to form yourselves into one single, strong, highly disciplined Party allowing for just a few Independents who support you whenever they feel they can. That would be the basis for an honourable Opposition – goodness knows we need one if you want to penetrate that wall of steel without knocking yourselves out entirely.
If you can’t or are not prepared at this stage to form a strong Opposition Party then, above all, please recognise and thrash out your grievances in private and then put them aside. I’m not asking you to put on one another’s uniforms or become little clones of one another. That’s not what I’m saying at all. I’m asking you to stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues whenever you possibly can. You really have to present a solid, strong united front or risk being far less effective than you could be. Together you will be strong. That is what so many of us are expecting from you. Please do this for us.
As for the rest of us – the ordinary people of
We could also put forward our views and suggestions or send them a message once in a while. We won’t always agree with what they do or say. So let’s tell them what we want. Phone them up, e-mail them, take an interest in what is going on in our