UPDATE: Promises By Thompson And Arthur Are Worth Nothing – Bajans Demand Real Actions
We don’t believe that either Prime Minister Owen Arthur or Opposition Leader David Thompson are serious about introducing integrity legislation.
We call upon the respective leaders and parties to do the following – which is well within their capabilities…
1/ Formally announce that no election will be held until at least three months AFTER integrity legislation is passed by the current Barbados Government.
2/ On December 3, 2007, introduce integrity legislation – including Conflict of Interest and Freedom of Information provisions – in Parliament and by publishing the legislation in full on the web and in local newspapers and expeditiously proceed with implementing the same.
3/ Immediately bind the BLP government members and candidates to the legislation, whether it has yet been proclaimed into law or not.
1/ Formally announce that, if elected, a DLP Government would introduce integrity legislation in Parliament within 30 days and expeditiously proceed with implementing the same.
2/ On December 3, 2007, present the proposed DLP integrity legislation – including Conflict of Interest and Freedom of Information provisions – to the public by publishing the proposed legislation in full on the web and in local newspapers
3/ Immediately bind the DLP members and candidates to the legislation, whether it has yet been proclaimed into law or not.
The Prime Minister was shoveling the horse-poop fast and high on the weekend. Faced with a never-ending public litany of corruption that is seriously threatening his fourth term, Owen Arthur and the BLP have promised yet again to introduce “anti-corruption” legislation.
Later. You know – like after he is elected again.
“Just elect us again and we really promise to introduce anti-corruption legislation this time. Really. Honest.”
Bajans seem to be so willing to be lied to. Whether it is David Thompson or Owen Arthur promising integrity legislation, many folks are willing to say “See… that proves they are serious. They are promising to introduce integrity legislation.”
What is that old saying about a promise being a comfort to a fool?
Both Parties Have Promised Integrity Legislation In Years Gone By
Both Parties Could Have Crafted Integrity Legislation In The Past Year And Presented It To The Public
Barbados Free Press readers are free to believe whatever they want to, but both the DLP and the BLP are johnny-come-lately to the issue of integrity legislation. Both are only mentioning the words “integrity legislation” because there is an election on the way and they know that the public has had enough of corruption.
What a sad state of affairs. Bajans are faced with electing greedy piggies who have been gorging themselves for the last 14 years or thin, hungry piggies who can’t wait for their turn to sink their snouts into the slops.
I don’t believe Owen Arthur.
I don’t believe David Thompson.
Neither have introduced a thing in writing when both could have had legislation all set to go during the past year.
Won’t get fooled again.
If you really must read the Prime Minister’s latest pile of horse dung lie – The Nation News: Prime Minister Knocks Thompson On Hardwood Issue