"Whatever the apparent cause of any riot may be, the real one is always want of happiness". Quote from "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine. Protest is an inevitable result of government. This Blog provides a space for those individuals and groups who want to express their views and grievances in a democratic and considered way - especially where elected representation has failed.
On this rather hot night I was trawling through the order paper for tomorrows States Sitting what grabbed my attention was the comments on the vote of censure against the Chief Minister.
Now, do you laugh or cry at the comment I reproduce below?
The Council of Ministers express its unqualified support for the Chief Minister and his leadership over the last 3 years. Ministers believe that a Vote of Censure is an
important matter that should only be brought forward for matters of conduct and not differences in political opinions.
The Council of Ministers urges States Members to reject this Vote of Censure.
Just what Planet are you guys living on? Haven't you any idea of the anger that is being directed towards this Council of Ministers and it's weak leadership? Just staggering it really is. The way the Chief Minister has misled the house over the Graham Power Napier Debacle is bad enough - and that is evidenced fact.
Now I could be up all night listing a whole load of evidenced failures of this shambolic ministerial reign but lets leave it with the 13 very serious points raised in the Deputy motion.
So, the challenge for all you States Members who want to defend the Chief Minister is to do so without copying or even coming close to the speech I have just written. Here is my Speech. Anyone who Copies it, like I said, should pay a donation towards Holiday for Heroes because you have not addressed any of the issues raised in the motion and therefore not defended the Chief Minister.
Don't nick my speech