Yesterday I was in King Street covering the Greffe voter registration initiative. Here is the interview I conducted with a Parish street cleaner. He was happy to talk to me and makes interesting listening. The BBC and CTV of course only wanted to interview respectable "suits". Ironically they were indifferent or too busy. Lots of people avoided getting in shot of the cameras. What is it with people in Jersey - such paranoia and claustrophobia?
Our interviewee awaits an election for Constable in St Helier. He may be disappointed. Certainly he conveys the deep disconnect between politicians (i.e. State Members) and the public, especially the working classes. Interestingly he is not afraid to use the term "working class". Most political discourse by the media and States Members is about "Middle Jersey" - a nebulous sociological concept that covers everything from genteel pensioner poverty to owners of second homes abroad.
Maybe after the London Riots it is time for the political class to wake up and see who does the real work in society - the invisible people who clean offices and streets.