States reform meeting ends in farce
Thursday 15th November 2012, 2:50PM GMT.
AN anti-immigrant tirade was launched at last night’s Electoral Commission roadshow meeting in Grouville which came to an abrupt close after descending into farce.
Bertram Bree told Electoral Commissioner Colin Storm that he would not listen to him as he was ‘an immigrant’ whereas his own family had been Island farmers for several generations.
He continued yelling over other parishioners who appeared shocked at the comments before Mr Storm, who was born in Jersey, told the man he was being intolerant before ending the meeting.
The heated meeting was also effectively hijacked at a number of points by two failed Senatorial candidates and St Helier residents, Nick Le Cornu and Gino Risoli, who gave long-winded speeches that led to several people walking out.