“Barbados needs a change of Government. Barbadians are ready to change their Government. The DLP is ready to assume the mantle of leadership of Barbados.”… DLP Leader David Thompson quoted in The Nation News (link here)
DLP leader David Thompson smells victory in the air. It doesn’t take much intuition to determine that the mood on the streets towards the ruling BLP elites is foul – so Thompson’s message is that his party is “ready to govern.”
As if that will solve everything.
Thompson’s Big Lie Is This…
Thompson says that the DLP’s Barbados citizens will govern better than the BLP’s Barbados citizens. That is the lie. The DLP people will govern as the BLP people govern because Barbados has no integrity standards or laws to deter the corruption of those who govern.
Our political system has NO RULES about accountability, transparency, integrity & conflict of interest standards or laws that allow citizens to access government information.
In such a free-for-all system it would take a saint to not become corrupted.
The DLP like the BLP have never instituted conflict of interest guidelines or integrity standards for their own candidates – let alone for the country.
Thompson and his DLP piggies don’t want integrity standards…
… They can smell the sweet rewards of that piggy trough – now so close and just within reach – and they don’t want to do anything that would jeopardise their ability to feed once they form the government.
We still remember David Thompson’s “fatted calf” speech.
So now he says, “Don’t worry. Elect us. We’re honest. TRUST ME!”
No thanks, David. Not until you take action about integrity standards. Your fine words mean nothing to thinking citizens.
We still remember your “fatted calf” speech.
Thompson’s Fatted Calf Speech
At the 2006 DLP Annual Conference, Leader David Thompson made reference to the killing of the “fatted calf” that would be shared when the DLP forms the government…
“We have learnt our lesson as a party. The fatted calf, under David Thompson’s watch, will be slaughtered and shared among those of you who have stood this course.
The fatted calf will be slaughtered and shared among those of you who have fought the battles and who would have won for us a glorious victory at the polls.
We have no time to waste, my Comrades”
Thanks to the BLP Blog for the copy of Thompson’s speech and for reminding us again that without rules, one party is just like the other party. People are people – without rules few can resist the temptation.