I have jsut finished reading the trio of articles in the Bermuda Sun concerning speculation about a leadership challenge to Dr. Brown in the forthcoming Annual Delegates Conference. These articles are:
Of these I find the speculation written about in the first two articles as worthless speculation at best that, although of interest to local political hobbysists, really don’t add up to anything except alot of hot air.
The final article though, that to me is of great interest. It has been common of late for the media to engage in a frnezy of speculation about leadership challenges whenever a delegates conference comes along. But what is really interesting is some of the sentiments expressed in the final article.
I won’t deny, Dr. Brown’s vision, as far as I can tell, and mine of what progressive labour is all about seem to be wildly different. I don’t have anything personal against him, I just strongly disagree with his vision and interpretation of progressive labour based on my own interpretation. But as I’ve said before I do believe that he has the potential to be the best leader the Party has ever had (not to diminish the capabilities of former leaders I must stress).
Personally I don’t see a leadership challenge in the offing. A couple of months ago I would have said it was coming, but not now. Still, I wouldn’t be all that suprised. But I do think we need a period of continuity of leadership. What I do think needs done is for Dr. Brown to realise he has become a somewhat divisive factor in the Party, and that he needs to make some changes, returning to a greatr committment towards consensus decision making and grassroots concerns.