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Post by GD on Tue 01 Jul 2008, 7:40 pm

THE Council of Ministers closed ranks to fight for their collective political life in the States today.

Chief Minister Frank Walker and his nine colleagues face a vote of no confidence brought by former Health Minister Stuart Syvret in their toughest challenge since the introduction of ministerial government in 2005.

In response to the proposition, the Council of Ministers yesterday released a 16-page defence, summarising their record of achievement to answer the charge of incompetence being levelled against them.

If the council survive the no-confidence vote, debate on which will continue tomorrow, Senator Walker will then face a vote of censure for inadvertently misleading the States over the financial plan for building the planned Esplanade Quarter on the Waterfront.

In related debates also scheduled for this week’s historic States sitting, there will be calls for the sacking of Waterfront Enterprise Board chairman Gerald Voisin – who is criticised today in a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for failure to declare his business interests – and his fellow WEB directors, and for the rescindment of the Esplanade plan. (from thisisjersey)


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Post by Digger on Tue 01 Jul 2008, 8:31 pm

I wonder if they will get out of that one ?


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Post by GD on Wed 02 Jul 2008, 2:44 pm

THE Council of Ministers have survived a vote of no confidence by an overwhelming majority.
The States today rejected the proposition by 41 votes to eight, with two abstentions.
The proposal had been brought by Senator Stuart Syvret who suggested that the vast majority of Islanders had ‘no confidence, faith or trust’ in the Council.
But at lunchtime today, after a day’s debate, Members made clear their support for Chief Minister Frank Walker and his nine colleagues.
On Monday, the council released a 16-page defence, summarising their record of achievement to answer Senator’s Syvret’s criticism. (from BBConline)
Looks like they are here to stay...


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Post by Pegasus on Wed 02 Jul 2008, 8:10 pm

"Old Boy" network pulls together... 
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Post by Digger on Wed 02 Jul 2008, 8:44 pm

I was going to say i was surprised at the result but no surprises really just watching each others back.The only way to out them is to not vote for them next time.


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Post by Jason the Maverick II on Wed 02 Jul 2008, 10:14 pm

I have said this already elsewhere. It was no surprise and this is because the arguments for their removal was not strong enough and the people who were attacking the Council (all eight of them) had no plausible alternates should they have succeeded.

I actually think they have suffered a bloody nose out of this and been humiliated.

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Post by GD on Thu 03 Jul 2008, 1:09 pm

Elections coming up this year, The people will then have thier say...


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