Thursday, 30 June 2011

Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Ridgway

Jersey's lieutenant governor has told the States that politicians lost sight of the needs of the victims in the historic abuse inquiry.




Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Ridgway gave a final address to the States.



The speech was only the second time he has addressed the States Chamber, the first was when he arrived in the island in 2006.



He was retiring on Thursday after five years in office and is moving to Devon with his wife Lady Valerie Ridgway.



'Low point'



 Sir Andrew revealed the historic abuse inquiry at Haut de la Garenne had been one of the most testing times during his time in office.



He said life in the island had reached a low point during that time.





Sir Andrew said the historic abuse inquiry was one of the most testing times during his five year term Sir Andrew told States members it had been a challenge to make sure that authorities in the UK understood what was actually going on as opposed to what they were reading about in the press.



He said: "When everyone should have been focused on that they were diverted away by these extraordinary allegations of mass murders and people attempting to exploit the situation for political purposes.



"I think that was a great shame because it distracted from the real effort, which was caring for the people who had been abused all those years ago."



Also during his farewell address, Sir Andrew said politicians should conduct themselves with more common courtesy in the States.




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10 comments:

Ian Evans said...

Thanks TJW, always pleased to hear from you mate :)

voiceforchildren said...

TJW.

Thanks, once more, for this vital service.

Ian Evans said...

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Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the speech so why all the fuss?

Ian Evans said...

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Ian Evans said...

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PATHETIC....

Ian Evans said...

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A Valuable contribution mate.

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Ian Evans said...

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voiceforchildren said...

TJW.

Lenny Harper IN HIS OWN WORDS

Ian Evans said...

Harper & Power Only Concerned For The Victims