I’ve been somewhat swamped with work of late, so apologies for the lack of posts.
There’s quite a few things going on locally and internationally, and I haven’t had the opportunity to cover them.
Perhaps the main thing politically here is the Governor effectively killing off a motion of parliament to form a Commission of Inquiry on historic theft of property – which has led to the Opposition PLP effectively going on strike from parliament and they will be marching on Government House tomorrow.
One of the main things internationally though is the latest war on Gaza by Israel – and for that I’ve had the opportunity to write an OpEd which you can read here on Bernews.
I’ll try and write about the local politics soon – but I’ll summarise my immediate thoughts now:
- I think the HoA motion to set up a Commission of Inquiry was sufficient for the Governor to launch the Commission;
- As such, I think the Governor has acted inappropriately;
- While the Governor has the power to not act on such a motion, it’s highly unprecedented;
- I always support any peaceful demonstration, especially ones that help highlight and educate certain aspects of our politics and colonial situation;
- I don’t necessarily agree with an indefinite ‘strike’ by the Opposition, although I have no issue with a symbolic strike by them until parliament resumes in the fall (it should end for summer recess this Friday);
- I expect some sort of compromise to be arranged.