Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Elected Officials Deputy Ian Gorst


I have many, many e-mails in my possession that will help bring some transparency to some of our most prominant elected officials, only for legal reasons I can't at this moment in time elaborate any more on them.
From perusing many online blogsites and forums it appears, like myself, people are gaining a little more political awareness and would like more information on our candidates. And if our Ministerial Goverment are to be believed they would like us to believe they are transparent.
So in order to help the electorate make an informed choice when voting I thought i'd share a couple of e-mails with you, which in turn will help the Goverment with the "transparent theory"
Like I said, I have many e-mails I would love to share with you but I'll start with a couple to and from Deputy Ian Gorst. The first e-mail below was sent to Deputy Ian Gorst, Senator Mike Vibert and Deputy Gerard Baudains. They are all politicians I have had plenty of experience with and the two Deputy's are my local deputys of St Clements.
Dear Sirs.

Could you please let me know if you will be supporting Senator Len Normans amendment to delay the introduction of GST until May 2009?

I note Senator Vibert and Deputy Gorst both voted for GST and also for the dismissal of Senator Syvret. Deputy Bauidains voting record appears to be the only one in touch with the electorate so hat off to you!

For the sake of any doubt the first paragraph is a direct question, a direct answer would be appreciated.

Kind Regards
Voiceforchildren.
Deputy Ian Gorsts reply.
Dear voiceforchildren. I will not be supporting Senator Norman's amendment.
Regards Ian Gorst.
My reply.
Dear Mr Gorst.

Thankyou for replying to an e-mail and indeed a direct question.

While your in the mood I thought I might just try another direct question.

Senator Norman is bringing the proposal to the states to be debated and voted on tomorrow. So effectively you can't have heard both sides of the debate as it hasn't happened yet.

So with that in mind could you explain to me how you have managed to make up your mind already? Which is incidentally a vote that will not be well recieved by the electorate.

Kind Regards,
Voiceforchildren.
I think that was a direct question too far, he never replied and doesn't do a great deal for the "Transparent" theory!!
I'd better make a couple of things clear. Firstly the e-mails are signed voiceforchildren on here although I signed them with my real title.
Secondly I'm not sure I fully understand the implications of either having GST or not and am not clear on both sides of the argument.
What Deputy Gorst was offered here was an opportunity to explain to me why he is voting against Senator Normans proposal and for reasons only known to himself decided not to.
Anyway I've also got Senator Viberts and Deputy Baudains reply. I don't think the vote has taken place yet but I would like to make a prediction. Senator Mike Vibert has said in his e-mail that he is going to listen to both sides before making up his mind on where to put his vote. My prediction is he will vote against Senator Normans ammendment. We shall see!

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