I think most people are aware of the Facebook organised student led protest at Parliament today at lunchtime. As I understand it they are protesting (peacefully) against government corruption in general and the percieved PLP independence by stealh approach.
I will be there.
I will be there primarily to hear what the students have to say, and also to commend them for having the digestive fortitude to actually have the courage of their convictions and get out there and demonstrate for what they beleive in.
Having said that, I do not 100% agree with why they are protesting.
As a pro-independence individual, I of course take exception to this aspect of their platform (‘Students Against Indpendence and Government Corruption’). I will agree with them in opposing forced independence, but I think they are mistaken – but I can understand why – if they beleive the PLP Government is going to force independence on the people of Bermuda; that would be a nearly impossible thing to do, and even if it could be done, it would be a sham and counter-productive initiative.
I do agree with them in opposing government corruption and the dismal behaviour of our parliamentarians across the board – I’ve written before on the juvenile behaviour that passes for parliamentary conduct and behaviour in our parliament.
My position on the BHC scandal is also I think clear from past posts on this site. If the allegations are true, notwithstanding the legality of the issue, if they are true and unethical, then the responsible parties should resign, as such behaviour is anathema to what the progressive labour movement represents.
That said, I’ll see you all at the demo.