Mr Furbert tells the room: “What’s on the line now is the airport development deal, and if people decide they’re not going to support this protest against the airport redevelopment, let the Government go ahead.
It was already questionable whether the unions could garner support for Reverend Genevieve-Tweed. Throwing threats regarding America’s Cup into the mix likely didn’t help as it targets anyone who believes the island might benefit from the event. Many Bermudians feel left behind and it is understandable that people rallied against the airport deal as a means to express frustration. There was a lot of confusing information about the deal and it was easy to question it. However, it’s a bit late to be trying to shift the narrative to this being about the airport deal when it clearly started being about the Reverend.