The Jersey Way is a vast, deep-rooted beast, with the ability to make itself felt in the most obscure and murky places. It is a cancer which, even in an unspoken way, has the ability to blur the boundaries between right and wrong. It can make ordinarily good people turn a blind eye to bad things. It can forgive the drip-drip of improper process, become a tidal wave of wrongdoing before anybody’s actually realised there’s trouble brewing.
I wrote a fortnight ago about the need to keep up that early momentum.
The national interest in Jersey’s shame has moved on. Decades of abuse that dominated the local headlines for a week or so at the start of this month are already fading.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Stuart Syvret Interview – “A systemic decades-long betrayal of the innocents” – December 5 2007 [Retrieval from the Jersey Evening Post]
- Stuart Syvret on Twitter