Here is the exclusive interview given to Voiceforchildren blog following the election of Sam Mezec and I as Deputies in St Helier District No.1 and No.2 respectively on 5th March 2014.
In the interview we set out our vision of what the political party REFORM
JERSEY might be. It will only be possible if the people of Jersey engage and
rally to an organisation that has emblazoned on its banner Social Justice and
The real battle will come in the October 15 General Election - Jersey's
first general election when all seats are open to be contested at the same
time. The election will most likely be fought under the unreformed Constitution
of 1948 with its three categories of States Member - Senator, Deputy and
Constable. It’s going to be a messy affair, primarily because the political
class has refused to embrace long overdue reforms and create a modern
democratic electoral system. They have done so consciously because they fear
losing power; they fear the people, who so far have been dulled into
a-political indifference over many years.
Clearly this is an historic moment for the island of Jersey. At last the
prospect of change is in sight and the agency of that change is REFORM JERSEY.
I am honoured and thrilled to participate in this endeavor. Men make their own
history but not in circumstances of their own choosing.
Thanks to VFC who has been tirelessly engaged and blogging for progressive
politics since 2008.
At last we have a break-through and a brigehead established. The counter attack is sure to come and it will be met.