You put up with this kind of performance?

What is the UBP trying to accomplish by calling for resignations of Housing Minister Burch and the Premier?  Sure, these gentlemen are laughingly living up to their monikers as men who ‘get things done’ but resignation calls from the Opposition?  What does that accomplish, really?  The opposition needs to stop thinking they need to ‘oppose’ everything and start empowering the people to stand up for themselves.

It’s easy to find performance faults and make resignation calls.  Look at Mr. Swan’s recent poll results, they’re so terrible this writer could justifiably call for his resignation.  Though the question arises of who would care and what would it accomplish?  Would Mr. Swan actually resign if an outsider of the UBP called for his resignation due to poor performance?  Doubtful.  Thus it is a bit baffling when the UBP does it as clearly no one believes the PLP will actually listen and ultimately it ends up coming off as a shallow means of self promotion which has the opposite effect to what is likely intended.

As suggested, calling for Mr. Swan’s resignation on the part of this writer is pointless and accomplishes nothing.  Should one actually want to get Mr. Swan to resign, or even simply have him placed under greater scrutiny, is there a better way?  Would a call out to the UBP’s support base to ask if this kind of performance is really indicative of the man they hope will lead them back into power do more to persuade UBP supporters to see things from another perspective?  Perhaps, perhaps not, but at least I wouldn’t be making myself look worse by doing so.  Subsequently, it wouldn’t look like I’m still beating the dead horse of ‘we told you so and we could have done better’.

Despite the misleading name, the opposition shouldn’t focus so much on ‘opposing’ and focus more on empowering.  Rather than call for resignations, the opposition should be asking the people if this is what they voted for and let them make the calls.  They should be asking the people if this kind of performance is acceptable and if they’ll stand for it.  They should be getting out there and interviewing those 200 people who originally won that lottery and asking them if they think the Minister of Housing should put his money where his mouth is.  At least then you accomplish two things.  You empower the people to start speaking up for themselves and demanding what is right and you more stealthily get your message out there without making yourself look bad.

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5 thoughts on “You put up with this kind of performance?

  1. Well said yah broken dahn St. Davids Islander… must have ties too St. Davids Prep………

  2. As is so often the case you have gone to the heart of issues – I just wish the UBP would do the same. I still believe that the UBP can be viable …. they just need to focus on issues, keep repeating its proposals to remedy say housing, and cease negative attacks on PLP — Come on UBP show how good you can be – stop trying to show how bag ‘they’ are.
    I cannot believe that a supposedly socialist Government would spend so much money and time and yet in 10 years have not made a dent in the “affordable” housing situation.

  3. What do you think about Jon Brunson’s resignation and who do you think the UBP will field to replace him?
    I doubt his reasons for resigning are as simple as he stated. I am sure it has something to do with the internal bickering.

  4. Let’s stop blaming the current crew who are at least trying to bring some stability and balance.I find it hilarious, how JW Swan ,the two faced greedy weasel who undermined and created the demise of the UBP , now is on the news swearing “ Christ, I don’t give a shit .. who did what in past, why don’t we have a big conversation about economy, were facing a precipice!!”
    ZBM even had to apologize for his profanity
    just a year ago he was crowing about how proud he was of incompetent clown Alex Scott and this black gov’t ,because he thought sucking up to the PLP would get him his waterfront casino!
    But now EB has his family and friends lined up to develop the waterfront casino

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