When the Official Opposition has no credibility, it is certain that democracy and the citizens will suffer from a lack of checks and balances against unreasonable exercise of power by the government of the day.
That is where Barbados now finds itself. Mia Mottley and the other fat piggies at the trough of the deposed BLP government are now the Official Opposition – expected to challenge the government and to keep those in power honest and accountable.
Former BLP Minister of Public Works Gline Clarke was going on a few weeks ago about how the guvment should be accountable for this and that (Nation News article here) – and all I could think about was the corrupt manner in which he conducted himself when he was a member of the government.
Think about it…
As Minister of Public Works, Gline Clarke was part of the government that expropriated private land for “public housing.”
Then, through some magic… POOF!!!! Minister Clarke’s shiny new Mercedes was parked in the driveway of a home built on the expropriated land.
Neighbours say that Clarke directed the building of the home and paid the workers cash every week. Who owns the home (on paper, anyway)? Clarke’s mistress – so said fellow MP and party kingpin Doctor Duguid!
“I have made a few enquiries and have been told that this is not his house but belongs to his special female friend where he spends alot of time.”
…BLP Member of Parliament Dr. Duguid, commenting on the BFP article that exposed Gline Clarke’s corruption.
What a corrupt piece of work that Gline Clarke is… and now Barbados citizens are supposed to rely upon Clarke to hold the government accountable?
Spare us the sublime irony. We can’t take it.