Premier Cannonier seems like a nice enough guy from my interactions with him, but I never had the impression that he was much of a ‘leader’ – I’ve seen him as more of a ‘front-man’ for the Cabinet and the OBA Executive rather than a pro-active leader.
After his Jetgate fiasco I began to question his credibility.
Following the events of last week, the non-referendum issue, well, I have very little respect for him anymore.
I feel he’s breached the people’s trust, and when you do that, it’s very hard to regain the people’s trust.
I don’t think he’s in control of the OBA at all – I think the OBA is too indebted to their private funders and, possibly, gambling monies, and, as the now Minister Patricia Pamplin-Gordon once said in Opposition, I think in 2006 – ‘he who pays the piper calls the tune’.
As for the most effective Minister, well, that’s a tricky one.
Minister Dunkley’s definitely one of the most public I think, but I feel that Minister Gibbons has perhaps been the most effective Minister so far, although perhaps he has one of the more quiet public profiles.
I was disappointed in Mr Brangman in Education, and I didn’t think the Ministry of Health was getting the attention it needed under a part-time Minister.
The rest seemed rather lacklustre to me, or not in the best portfolio for their abilities.