What does Wayne Furbert support?

March 19th, 2010 by De Onion

I’m curious about Wayne Furbert’s switch to the PLP. Aside from the triumph of identity politics reflected in his speech upon crossing the floor, what has really changed?

What I mean, is that I’d be curious to know what practical changes have come in his standpoints on policy?

Does he now support…
…gambling…
…independence…
…financial mismanagement…
…a liar of a Premier…
…constant rotation of education ministers…
…faith based tourism…
…spin…
…race baiting…
…personal attacks…

Wayne is the guy who has done more to destroy the UBP than anyone else. His tenure as leader was a disaster and his crossing of the floor is just another nail in the coffin.

What really gets me bent out of shape about the PLP is the insistence that members check their conscience at the door and “put their party ahead of themselves”. Privately there are a wide variety of PLP members who will speak vividly and accurately on the failings of the party to serve the people of Bermuda but publicly we only hear the smallest of squeaks from Alex Scott, Randy Horton, and a handful of others.

Personally I don’t think the PLP will be defeated in an election anytime soon, but that shouldn’t stop us from getting together and pushing to create a better way.

Math (Maths, for our UK educated readers)

March 16th, 2010 by De Onion

One thing about this whole Southlands/Morgan’s Point debacle doesn’t add up. Dr. Ewart Brown’s normal clown show of self-interest, meddling, and hidden motives is by this point being revealed.

What I don’t understand is this:

Why were the owners of Southlands Ltd. so excited when they bought Southlands? At the time of the purchase it was zoned such that it could really only be used as a cottage colony. I wouldn’t make that kind of buy, have architects do a huge amount of work, then bank on an SDO to make construction possible… it would be wildly speculative and hugely risky, especially in a world that was at the time full of far easier and lower-risk development options.

Did they have behind the scenes assurances from the politicians that they’d allow the land to be effectively rezoned?

If so, I have absolutely zero sympathy for them and they deserve to get the Southlands property zoned as it was.