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Hypocrisy is the life blood of political system in Bermuda

May 27, 2014

Dear Sir,

I've written letters of my profound support for the OBA government and nothing has changed. However, to say I am disappointed at recent developments re the resignation of the now former premier would be a gross understatement, my hopes for the government's success remains strong.

What has transpired though is fully appropriate under the circumstances. To whom much is given much is required and good intentions coupled with being a neophyte does not merit a reprieve or forgiveness in adversarial politics when you have soundly beaten your opponents. The opposition performed their remit with the precision of a surgeon.

Now to the hypocrisy of all this noise about the re-emerged UBP by the OBA let's shake PLP box of cookies to see how many UBP goodies fall out.

We are able to see a former leader of the UBP serve in a PLP cabinet (Wayne Furbert) after more than 25 years of decrying their incompetence, UBP MP's cross the floor to join the PLP to open arms. Being Darius Tucker and Grace Pitcher Bell at different times as was their right to do so.

A long standing UBP member who sat as party chairman defects to the PLP to a warm reception, former UBP senator Larry Scott also makes the switch and gives tacit radio support with a declared bias and it is all good. How could we forget Jamal Simmons enough said! Cut the main vein of the PLP and see how much UBP blood gushes forth.

The list of party supporters switching sides in politics is endless, but if you now side with the PLP your past sins are expunged but if you now support and join the OBA the punishment is execution and burial in the grave yard of the politically condemned.

Too bad that the market for hypocrisy is not robust in economic terms as we could easily liquidate our national debt.

If the UBP were so utterly detestable how in the world could the PLP possibly accept those they totally despise and abhor those on the other side who did the same thing. Alas politics makes strange bed fellows and me thinks they doth protest too much.

Being magnanimous in politics may seem unnatural but a day in politics is a long time with a much longer memory.

Wayne B Scott

Crossed the floor: Wayne Furbert spent 25 years as a member of the UBP before serving as a Cabinet Minister in a PLP administration

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Published May 28, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated May 28, 2014 at 9:19 am)

Hypocrisy is the life blood of political system in Bermuda

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