Not Sublime – Certainly Ridiculous.
Battle lost – predictably.
But - Now for the War.
Well – there we go – was I right? – Or was I right - in my predictions concerning the great debate?
As I said – 6 to 8 votes was my expected tally.
I've had lots of messages of despair – but I wouldn’t let this result get you down too much.
Christ – the last bloody thing I wanted to happen was a victory. Indeed – the fewer votes the better!
Now – dear Jersey resident – the die is cast – you have both the voting predilections – and the – err – intellectual ‘standards’ of your elected representatives on clear display - for you to ponder.
And to do so in a particularly focused and clear manner – only a few months before an election.
I’m too tired to write at length now – but I will deliver the detailed autopsy in the next day or so.
For now – all I would say is this: the people of Jersey are now going to have a clear-cut opportunity to be rid of the stagnant era of traditional Jersey politics – and finally take charge of our destiny.
But – will the people take up this rare opportunity?
There is an old saying: you can take a horse to water – but you can’t make it drink.
If I may expand upon my metaphor, the people of Jersey are going to be taken to the river – from which they can – if they wish – drink the elixir of meaningful democracy.
Of course – the people may not wish to.
But after these forthcoming elections – the community can have no further great objection to the stale and rancid oligarchy, which, seemingly, 85% of the population despise. The chance for meaningful change will be there.
Whether you take it - is up to you.
Watch this space.
And by the way Syd, the cat, didn’t catch the mole – but I fear it’s only a matter of time.