Monday, 11 May 2009

Decline and Fall of the Jersey Empire

Some well-researched articles with a lot of background on the Jersey abuse scandal.

Cathy Scott-Clark Guardian 14 March

Eileen Fairweather Mail on Sunday 18 April

David James Smith Sunday Times 10 May

There is also an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons relating to the politicised police harassment of Jersey's leading dissident, Senator Stuart Syvret. It may sound like I am talking about Burma, China or Zimbabwe here. I make no apologies: I honestly don't think the comparison is too far fetched. The motion has been proposed by Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming. At the time of writing it has picked up 19 signatories, despite MPs' preoccupation with other matters; and the list includes Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative MPs.