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There should be more resignations than that of Curtis Richardson

Dear Sir,

As each day passes, the Progressive Labour Party comments on the latest “Rentgate” affair makes matters worse.

Curtis Richardson, soon to be a former senator (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

When any government legislates rules and regulates for the benefit of its residents, it has to be above the law if the general public is to have any respect for them.

Boris Johnson has put his foot in his mouth and will be paying the ultimate price; subsequently, so, too, will the Conservative Party.

Similarly, the Premier should never have considered a candidate with a bad track record, and then, on losing the contest for the seat, appoint him to the Senate.

Yes, we all have debt but it must be manageable debt, such as when one is buying a house or car. This was not the case in this situation, considering the fees were being paid from the government purse — a taxi driver, supplemented by financial assistance from the public purse!

It is apparent that, even with the resignation of the senator, the Premier should resign together with all of the supporters who foolishly argue “people with debt should be able to be public servants”. They should not be considered for public office and this whole fiasco is a major stain on the PLP.

Where are the Eugene Coxs, Alex Scotts? People we respected, even if we did not agree with their policies? One could have dialogue with these good folks, who performed their jobs in a manner that was beneficial to Bermuda.

It is unfortunate the PLP has such a large majority because it is at this time that a viable opposition is really required.

I appeal to the back benchers of the PLP to do the right thing and force the ruling cabal to resign and elect new leaders. The time is now.



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Published January 29, 2022 at 8:00 am (Updated January 28, 2022 at 12:50 pm)

There should be more resignations than that of Curtis Richardson

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