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Seeing through ulterior motives

Former premiers Paula Cox, left, and Ewart Brown, right, have been in the position that David Burt, here in his former role as party chairman, now finds himself — facing a leadership challenge with anti-PLP supporters cheering on the challenger

“Games people play"— Carly Don

Larry Scott posted this on his social-media page on September 8, 2022: “I was informed of the existence of an MOU created by Burt, an MOU that he requested all MPs sign in agreement with the terms and conditions within.”

Here are a few facts.

When challenged to produce evidence of his claim, this was Larry’s reply; “The letter exists, I have seen it…”

Yet, week in week out, he can never produce any such evidence.

The bottom line is this: no MP has had to sign anything besides when being sworn into Parliament. Yes, the very same books that every MP has had to sign since 1619. Let me repeat again, no MP has signed any memorandum of understanding.

Ulterior motives

But, alas, what is interesting is that the loudest voices, as of recent, are not even Progressive Labour Party members. One would be hard-pressed to find them saying anything positive about this party. So their motives are, at best, questionable.

History is always the biggest teacher for present and future events.

So, let us go back to the Uighur protests of 2009 when United Bermuda Party supporters held signs reading “Brown out, Cox in”, basically attempting to drive a wedge between Paula Cox and Ewart Brown.

Those same persons would be the ones who never, ever supported the PLP, and then, shockingly, went on to disparage Paula Cox daily when she became premier. So here we have history repeating itself — persons who have continually written against the PLP attempting to tell party delegates what is best for them.

Irony indeed.

In the real world, that is not how things work. Republicans cannot tell Democrats who to vote for. Likewise, in Britain, Labour supporters could not tell the Conservatives who to elect as their party leader.

Of course, like everyone else in Bermuda, they do have the option of becoming party members and then having their say internally.

In closing, as with all internal elections since the founding of the PLP in 1963, the delegates are, and will always remain, the ultimate voice of the party.

Christopher Famous is the government MP for Devonshire East (Constituency 11). You can reach him on WhatsApp at 599-0901 or e-mail at carib_pro@yahoo.com

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Published September 24, 2022 at 8:00 am (Updated September 22, 2022 at 7:28 pm)

Seeing through ulterior motives

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