So, I was reading the RG online today and came across the article where the newly elected leader of BDAP expands on some of his and BDAP’s political positions. In this article he focused mostly on supporting amending the HRAct to cover sexual orientation, but he also spoke on the issue of Independence.
Now, the HRAct Amendments I support. I recognise that it faces a good deal of opposition from our rather socially conservative society, especially amongst some of the religious community. This opposition needs to be understood and not condemned; people need to feel free to express their fears so that these fears can be addressed and allayed.
What did surprise me though is Mr. Cannonier’s support for independence. Granted, he hardly gave it an enthusiastic support, but all the same his lukewarm support is likely going to cause a good deal of surprise to many BDA members, as well as PLPers. For once the issue of independence has not been raised by the PLP, and this could lead to a more balanced discussion on the independence question as a result. It will be curious to see if Mr. Cannonier recieves any backlash from BDAP’s membership though.
All the same, it is good to see the BDAP finally putting some flesh to their positions and I look forward to reading the follow-up story in tomorrows paper.