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Offline wakey

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Transparency
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:05:19 PM »
Should candidates for the States be willing to disclose details of their Directorships, business alliances, and whether they are Freemasons?

Offline Mark Forskitt

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Re: Transparency
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 09:14:23 PM »
Yes, though I am unsure how you would define business alliances.  Formal arrangements are one thing, but the informal understanding that happens between owners and very senior executives of mutually trading businesses is much harder to pin down.

Offline Calimachon

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Re: Transparency
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 11:40:21 PM »
"the informal understanding that happens between owners and very senior executives of mutually trading businesses is much harder to pin down."

But it has to be pinned down to avoid cartels.  I sometimes think that the people on the ground (voters, taxpayers) always know first if there is such a scheme going on but no one at the TOP of the cake ever sees it and then a little notice goes in the paper 'Oh dear someone has noticed a cartel'. 

Stinks doesn't it?  Some call it the sceptic isle - what a shame the island is beautiful, especially on a day like today.

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Offline Chevalier Blanc

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Re: Transparency
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 02:37:39 AM »
The Isla of Man has shown the way with their elections. just wish the same goes here for these elections and the next.