I just came across this most interesting article over at the Bermuda Sun’s site. I fully recommend that people go and read it, and advise that it should be read in conjunction with the earlier article by Mr. Burt ‘Who Will Be The PLP Leaders of tomorrow?’ The article quoting Marc Bean and Walter Roban is also very good.
I have absolutely no comments to make on the initial article other than recommending it be read.
All I’m going to say is that I too share the optimism that the next generation of PLPers will indeed be more than able to ‘forge a new future’ for the Party, especially in a more progressive and pro-labour direction. I think I’ll stop short of saying that means the Party will turn towards my revolutionary democratic socialism (but hope springs eternal…), but I am certainly optimistic about the future potential that I know this new generation embodies. I welcome the idea put forward for this new generation to re-engage within the Party, to seek election in the branch elections, and to help reconstruct and reanimate the Party machinery. Most importantly this new generation must not sacrifice their committment to critical thinking and lively debate on all issues.