Will they deliver?

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December 19, 2012

Dear Sir,

“Okie-dokie”! The general election has come and passed. The One Bermuda Alliance is now the new Government. Apparently, many have voiced their concerns (albeit by way of not voting), that they are disgruntled with party politics. That said, by admission of an avid ‘talk-show’ individual, which in my opinion echoes the sentiment of many whom voted, that regardless of your personal views of the individual candidates being worthy of selection, because they represent the former Government, come ‘hell-or-high-water’, I will not vote Progressive Labour Party. Is this a question of ideology, principle, philosophy, or loyalty to a certain demographic of our community? Admitting that the PLP has its shortcomings, as does any individual our group, one should not discredit the accomplishment/vision of creditable candidates, based upon party affiliation.

Further, there’s the swing/undecided vote. How does one arrive at this terminology? Is it based on the ability to persuade individuals decision through lack of research, rhetoric, emotional volatility (personal hardships), or straight-up ignorance?

Obviously, there’s a certain segment of our community that despite their frustration and criticism, have not been loyal (opposed to the others), to their demographic, whereas in other segments, concerns are not expressed publicly. Yet, it is the same demographic that complains of other ethnicities holding jobs that should be available to Bermudians, and cries of social inequities and justice. It’s apparent that the said segment should ‘take-a-page’ from the other demographics, and other ethnicities in order to prosper collectively! That said, congratulations to the OBA. However, consider this a ‘probationary-period’. Will you deliver on your promises? Are we really to see a Government of ‘inclusion’? Is there going to be a new version of the ‘Friends and Family Plan’? People are looking for work, prosperity and a ‘different-way-forward’ that does not disenfranchise the majority!

GLENN CHASE

Warwick

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Published Dec 29, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated Dec 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm)

Will they deliver?

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