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The greed of Jersey C.I

October 13, 2014

The greed of Jersey C.I.


The greed of Jersey C.I

October 13, 2014

This is an extract out of the my book ” The greed of Jersey C.I.”  information that Jersey Channel Islands do not want people to know.

Copyright Linda Corby, all rights reserved.

Note that when commenting you are automatically giving me the copyright permission to republish your comment with the pages of my book. Thank you.

My autobiography, you can find on Amazon( Bad Blood) here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Blood-Linda-Corby-ebook/dp/B004CRTEFO

I have lived in Jersey fifty years as of 2015 and the changes I have seen and the way the people of the island have been sold down the river horrifies me.

In the 1960’s 70’s and 80’s Jersey was known as a great holiday destination for families and honeymooners, with cheap drinks, cheap cigarettes, cheap Jewellery and white goods, great little guest houses and hotels of all sizes to suit all wallets, untold brilliant cabarets, night clubs, and plenty of venues that people could do and see for all ages, plus of course beautiful clean beaches for the bucket and spade brigade.

Of course we also had the Bergerac TV Series being produced in the island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergerac_(TV_series) which also gave work as extras etc to local people in the island as well as being a great advert for Jersey.

Up until the end of the Bergerac series there was work for the islanders, not so these days.

The States of Jersey in their wisdom has deliberately killed the tourism industry in favour of the finance industry, they decided that they should attract the wealthy better off holiday makers to the island, looking down their noses at the normal working class families that made tourism what it was, blooming ridicules and snotty in my opinion as well as incredibly short sighted.

In Jersey now only the wealthy and the greedy appear to be welcomed, disgusting but true. Jersey has some very talented people in the island and could have a brilliant film industry if they had the foresight to give decent grants to locals, but hell no they would rather give money away to  outsiders to produce films that never get produce, the money just disappears, typical example recently is Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean  film fiasco his department handed over £200,000 to a convicted fraudster to film a Hollywood blockbuster (“The Crystal Island” ) in Jersey has told the States that the project has run out of money.  What an idiot, a quick check on the net in google would have revealed this fraudster! That money could have supported a real film in the island, produced by local people.

Check it out! http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/spoiler-alert-200000-fantasy-film-has-run-out-cash#.VDwzG_ldWQ0

Reported on 3rd of October 2014

Jersey has taken a tumble in a major league table of international finance centres – and now finds itself behind Glasgow, Gibraltar and even Almaty in Kazakhstan.   http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/jersey-behind-glasgow-new-finance-centre-table?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bailiwick+Express+News+-+Friday+03+October&utm_content=Bailiwick+Express+News+-+Friday+03+October+CID_a8211bde1522805fb336cd2fefa8252c&utm_source=Email+marketing+software#.VDwwA_ldWQ1

I predicted in 2011 when I stood for Senator in the elections, if something drastic is not done Jersey will eventually sink under its own greed, the fact is the rats will leave the sinking ship and because the powers that be continue to put all its eggs into one basket, that being finance, one cannot understand why they do not diversify into other areas, at least make a safety net for the future, build up other baskets, as mainly supposedly business people you would think they would have more common sense, but they do not and I feel for the real people of the island.

Jersey is now a place where dreams are killed, the will to go on is seriously damaged by the constant no help and no go attitude of The States of Jersey, there is untold red tape to everything one might try and do. The only people they want to keep in the island are big business and the very wealthy, with zero contract cheap labour who struggle to keep a roof over their heads and an unequal tax systems that rip off the poor to keep the wealthy, many people are leaving the island, especially Jersey born and long standing residents.

The island is being raped by big building companies, beautiful Jersey properties are being demolished and replace by revolting clusters of crappy properties, sold for over exorbitant prices, kept over inflated by the constant influx of migrants supposedly to be essentially employed in the island, jobs that in the majority of cases local people could be trained to do.

Business are allowed a quota of outside workers and they have to fill this quota or their quota will be dropped so they are obviously going to fill their quotas before employing local people.  In my opinion they have given too many quotas for supposedly essentially employed, plus of course a licence for outside workers can be evoked and they would be more under the thumb than a locally resident Jersey person.

This is what one young Jersey man (Over 21) sent me on facebook messenger and gave me permission to put in my book.

Quote:


There is no real future in this Island, if building companies and the states had their way all the finance slaves would live in cubicles and do tax returns and Christ knows what else for the super rich that live on this island, there’s a number of things I’ve begun to realise about this place it just sucks out everything that’s good from people and turns them into assholes who drink excessively, neglect their children and have no idea what fealty or loyalty means.

End Quote:

Fealty apparently means loyalty to friends and family.

This is how too many young Jersey people are feeling, hopeless and desperate for a glimmer of hope for a future in their own home.

Far too many are leaving their homes of all ages because they can see no place for them in the future,  and it is now unaffordable for them and many others to live in Jersey.


Do not wait to pop off while you’re still living.

September 14, 2014

 

2014 has been a year of light bulb moments and fun for me.  As of 2013 I was officially an O.A.P yet did not feel like it.

Like most of you reading this who are like me I decided that I am going to start living life and having fun, rather than sitting in a chair and watching TV with a blanket round my knees waiting to pop off.

I have had some real hard times in my life, many life experiences I would rather not have had, but I have always lived life to the full whenever I could.

There are so many of you out there who are finding it hard to make ends meet, looking for ways to make some kind of residual income to make ends meet, to top up a measly government pension or just simply to be self sufficient.

Being an author not only gives me a product that people can buy and hopefully enjoy, but I find writing very therapeutic, it keeps my mind active.

My book Zoom into Profit is helping those who read/read it to become entrepreneur authors but I just read I just read John Locke’s  book

Now I have read digested and tried out every method I have found on the internet to try and find a way to market my books, to be honest I was beginning to think that no one was actually telling the truth in their books because nothing I did that all these books advised made the least bit of influence on my actual sales.

I was about to give up when I was sent a link by a friend to John’s book. John’s experience to all the advice and courses on book marketing for indie publishers mirrored my own.

Like me John has run his own off line business, been self employed and shared many of the experiences I have had in life, as I read his book I could not help feeling we shared a weird tongue in cheek sense of humour, like me he likes to have fun and help people as he goes through life. So I am informing all my author friends because his methods work and will help them to make sales, hopefully he will not put the price up before my friends can grab a copy. ‘What goes around comes around’ or so it is said.

When it comes to fun, if you get the chance, go and see John Bishop the comedian live, I did on the 9th of September and even got to banter with him, crazy but true, he told me, in his words ” You’ve got some gob” lol, and yes I laughed because I know I am not frightened of my own shadow in any which way, in fact my gob has a mind of its own and I am not always 100% in control of what comes out of it, but John Bishop did say he was going to read my erotica novel ‘Feminist Revenge’ in front of over two thousand people, which was really nice of him. I doubt if he knew that I had read his autobiography and done a video review of it? You can see the review here if you like My review of John Bishops autobiography, enjoy.

I am doing a huge clear out of my stuff right now and I started what I intended to be a blog entry on clearing out, but it turned into part of my second autobiography, I hope to do three of them before I croak it, but the next move I make in my life will be an upsize because I never intend to downsize for the rest of my life.

 I hate downsizing, how the hell some people do it is beyond me, you end up parting with treasured memories along the way and I extremely dislike this.  Sure loads of you out there share this feeling from personal experience.  Something always gets lost, grrrrr.

  • I say “live life to the full, gob off what you like, be yourself and write what you think leave behind you all that you can to help those who follow after you.”

 


Homesick for the Countrylife that I would be living if not for Dick Francis.

September 8, 2014

Homesick for the Countrylife that I would be living if not for Dick Francis..


Two sides of the Jersey’s Nasty Nick

September 7, 2014

Two sides of the Jersey’s Nasty Nick.


Two sides of the Jersey’s Nasty Nick

September 7, 2014

Here is the link to the Jersey Evening Post
Article

 

Politician
expelled from Reform party after suggesting cancer sufferer was
‘faking it’

This was my comment on a
Jersey
Political facebook page;

Linda Corby Thank
God I am not associated with this s*** it is disgusting, Having had and
survived cancer twice my feelings are with Kristina Moore,
got a good idea what Mike Pitman is
talking about and know what he means, Nick asked me not to stand
against Sam bet he wishes he had not done so now, but he would be wrong
on this I would have backed Sam !00% and good on Sam for doing the
right thing. Little wonder I like to remain independent, there are so
many things on right and left that I cannot agree with, we need middle
ground politicians who can mediate and have an open mind for both sides
willing to do what is for the betterment of all islanders. Personal
attacks are not acceptable and I wish Kristina Moore all the best for
her future recovery from the cancer, hope she reads this.

The link
to the Voice for Children video
interview with Nick.

Deputy
Nick Le Cornu Responds To Offensive Tweet.

I use irony all the time, Nick should have known better, the SHE faking it comment  is what will put the backs up of the majority of women from anywhere.  As for St Peter’s Parish, well it is predominately right wing Nick if you are reading this it always has been, I know this from personal experience having stood for Deputy there in 1999.

As far as the local media, well I have been blocked by the JEP for years on various things, you know full well that the general public in Jersey do not respond well to irony or sarcasm .
I was with Nick on Pro choice all those years ago and also on the Jersey Rights Associate committee, which Nick was not on, so I have done my fair share of trying to get Justice and fair play for  the people of the island, but I have never felt the need to be downright insulting to others who have different political views and feel it is idiotic to do so. 


Off topic Nick I got this mental image of you watching and reading all this stuff and the below Winston Chirchill Quote sprung into my head.
Quote ‘A nation trying to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to pull himself up by the handles.’  Nick is fighting against Jersey’s unfair taxation system but right now is finding himself in that bucket, shame but true.

Feel free to post your own comments on this smiley face

 

 

Now Nick has dug a bigger hole for himself with this BBC Radio interview Here is the BBC Radio link for Nicks interview this morning it starts at 1:05:07 

and a link for channel TV article

 

 

 


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