It seems there was an ambush in Melbourne yesterday. A “counsel assisting” had seemed quite friendly when he first asked Jackson questions. This time around, he used her answers along with some newly discovered facts to suggest all is not as it seems in Jacksonville*. Cathy Jackson retaliated with a classic hissy fit!
Much of what follows is based on the assumption, as yet unproven, that Cathy Jackson has committed crimes of various kinds.
The Age was very circumspect for obvious reasons and I shall be the same. Repeating that what follows is based on the possibility that the so far uncharged Cathy Jackson may be found guilty of as yet unstated crimes. With that assumption, there are two major questions to be answered and one delicious piece of irony.
Firstly, if Jackson is found guilty of corruption and of receiving a bribe which appear to be possible charges arising from the events of yesterday’s melt-down.
Lying to the Royal Commission is just one part of her potential problems. It is based on something she did, by herself.
The other not only involves herself. If she accepted a bribe. then someone offered and paid that bribe. Somewhere out there is the real world someone is sh!tting bricks! And that person is probably an employer or an employer’s representative. One of the employing class. The class which is currently running our country.
That means that some, so far un-named, person or persons will be named and embroiled into this situation. It is no longer Jackson alone.
Secondly, if Jackson is found guilty of corruption what effect will this have on Craig Thompson’s conviction? Much of the evidence against him was from Jackson. Should she be convicted of corruption and other crimes, does this open the door for a successful appeal against his conviction by Thompson? Will her evidence be discounted and will there be some chance that there may be perjury charges against Jackson arising from this separate case?
It could well be that Jackson will be hoping for the word ‘Concurrent” to be added to any potential sentences. Even if the Thompson conviction and sentence stand, he will almost certainly be free long before Jackson.
The delicious irony section is that should this Royal Commission into Unions find that the possible crimes extend into the employing class then this will be the second time that a trap set for Unions and others of the Left will be sprung, only to find members of the Right publicly caught in its claws.
Can anyone say, “Another ICAC“?
Yes, this is all based on an assumption of guilt of crimes as yet unspecified by persons as yet unidentified. I can hear the cries of the Right trying to burn me as a strawman. I don’t mind. The truth will be exposed and I can wait.
*Jacksonville – credit to Peter Wicks (@madwixxy) for coining this very useful word.