Sunday, 29 June 2014
Women in Politics and State Radio.
St. Clement Deputy Susan Pinel is a guest on State Radio this morning discussing the topic of "Women in Politics." The Deputy is clearly a favourite of BBC State Radio because this is, at least, the third time this (election) year she has been invited on as a guest.
She has been a guest on "The Sunday Paper Review" (approx. one hour) a lunchtime guest discussing her painting restoration business (approx. one hour) and today on the alleged "politics" Hour. Three hours of air-time, from the BBC, in an election year is pretty good going I'm sure readers would agree?
Of course the BBC wouldn't just keep inviting her on its shows if she wasn't such a major player in Jersey politics and has really made her mark in the political arena. The BBC wouldn't be asking her on (again) as a guest to discuss women in politics unless the Deputy was a great ambassador for that cause would it?
No because the BBC is more professional, and ethical, than that. If Deputy Pinel had been one of those politicians who turns up to States Meetings once every two weeks, doesn't utter a word (unless it's an election year) religiously votes the way she has been told to by the Establishment, doesn't submit written/oral questions, propositions/amendments then the BBC would be exposing her as an Establishment lap-dog and everything that's wrong about women in politics wouldn't it?
Deputy Pinel is the obvious choice for the BBC to invite on (three times in an election year) to be the voice of women in politics because of her huge contribution in forming the direction the Island is going in since she was elected in 2011.
With that in mind we list the MASSIVE contribution Deputy Pinel has made to Island Politics (below) and why she is the obvious choice to be the voice of women in politics and serial guest on State Radio. (in an election year).
Written questions submitted to the Island's Parliament since election;
Oral questions submitted to the Island's Parliament since election;
Propositions submitted to the Island's Parliament since election;
Amendments to propositions submitted to the Island's Parliament since election;
I might have missed some questions/propositions/amendments and if this is the case please send them in and I will try and fit them onto the list.
The more cynical reader might want to believe that the BBC keep inviting the Deputy on because she's a good little girl who does what she's told, by the Establishment, so gets favourable press in order to aid her re-election. To those cynics I say "nay" the Deputy's record (above) speaks for itself and so DOES the BBC's who gives everybody a fair chance to SAY THEIR PIECE.