Updated: Jan 1, 2008 – scroll to bottom for update.
We Told You So!
The DLP Piggies Can’t Wait To Get Their Hands On The Public Chequebook
Branford Taitt, former Cabinet Minister and now the DLP’s National Campaign Manager lays out the campaign issues and strategies for the Nation News and doesn’t breathe a word about corruption, conflicts of interest or integrity legislation. (Nation News Bajans Calling For Change)
Nope… those items simply aren’t on the DLP’s agenda in a major way.
Mr. Taitt makes it quite clear that the DLP hopes to win the election simply on the public’s desire to see a change. What the DLP and Taitt obviously don’t understand is why the public wants a change: they have had it with the big-spending corruption of the BLP government.
I guess Taitt and his party forgot some of the corruption issues he addressed in an interview back in February when the former Cabinet Minister told of how Government officials and insiders form companies on the side and then award government contracts to their own companies. (See BFP’s Former DLP Cabinet Minister Branford Taitt: Ministry People Are Directors Of Companies Receiving Government Contracts)
The DLP could have declared years ago that they would institute laws to prohibit this type of insider abuse that has characterized the BLP government. The DLP could have prepared legislation two years ago and had it all ready to go in the event they form the next government. The DLP could have embraced integrity in a big way for years – not as a throw away promise in the final days of the campaign.
But nope – the piggies in the DLP want their share of the public trough so they are not about to make any laws that would hinder their efforts.
Friends, Mr. Taitt’s interview again proves that there is not a lick of difference between the BLP and the DLP. Just different versions of the same old same old.
Yup… if the DLP win, prepare to sing that old song from The Who, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Won’t get fooled again.”
Updated Jan 1, 2008
We received this email from the Communications Director of the DLP, Reudon A. Eversley…
Hello BFP folks
Just to notify you that the post under the name DLP Campaign Communications is genuine. I am the Communications Director with the DLP campaign and if you have any queries about any aspect of the DLP’s programmes and policies, please send me an email and I will endeavour to provide with an answer in as timely a manner as possible.
Let me assure you that the DLP is committed to openness and is serious about effecting meaningful change. If it weren’t, I would not have accepted this assignment.
With every best wish for the new year.
Happy New Year to you too, Reudon!
Yup, we do have a request. Please forward to us or post on the DLP website the exact wording and all details of any intended DLP integrity legislation, conflict of interest laws, campaign financing laws, freedom of information legislation etc….
And tell us when such legislation will be placed before Parliament should the DLP form the next government.