Thursday, 18 March 2010

Inconsistent Minds

The following States members just can't make their minds up! There were two votes to go into camera in the States recently:

View Vote P1/2010/(re-issue)
 Waterfront Planning Application: Zephyrus Scheme. Proposal of the Deputy of
St Mary to go into camera  03 February 2010

View Vote P1/2010/(re-issue)
 Waterfront Planning Application: Zephyrus Scheme.Proposal of the Connetable
of St Brelade to move to 'in camera' debate  03 February 2010

Now some of the States members voted consistently for both propositions the same way. As the propositions are listed, there seems no basic difference - there is a vote to move to an "in camera" debate on the same applications. But half the house changed sides, making it look as if the voting was on partisan grounds rather than the eloquence of Deputy Wimberley or Constable Jackson. Do some people always vote against an "outsider" proposition and change sides if it comes from a Minister? Do others do the opposite? It certainly looks that way.

If you have any knowledge of why the States members seem unable to make up their minds consistently, please post a comment! As it stands, these votes make these members all look a little idiotic. I'd be willing to bet that some of them have even forgotten why they voted the way they did!

Senator Philip Francis Cyril Ozouf
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 Senator Terence John Le Main
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Senator Frederick Ellyer Cohen
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ABSTAINED

 Senator James Leslie Perchard
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Senator Sarah Craig Ferguson
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Connétable Michael Keith Jackson
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Connétable Deidre Wendy Mezbourian
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Deputy John Benjamin Fox
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Deputy Judith Ann Martin
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Deputy Jacqueline Ann Hilton
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 Deputy Shona Pitman
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 Deputy Kevin Charles Lewis
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 Deputy Philip John Rondel
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 Deputy Montfort Tadier
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Deputy Daniel John Arabin Wimberley
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Deputy Anne Teresa Dupre
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 Deputy Edward James Noel
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 Deputy Michael Roderick Higgins
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's called Party Discipline Tony.

You have the Government formed from the Jersey Millionaires Party and then you have the Opposition formed from Green - JDA - Time4Change - Democracy would a good thing in Jersey Party.

Inevitable really - once you have a Council of Ministers, a open division between the Ruling and the Rest becomes explicit and widens - very clever guy Clothier.

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