The real reason greedy Bajan political elites want to dump the Westminster parliamentary system

Even the Captain of a floating wreck lives better off than the crew!

Even the Captain of a floating wreck lives better off than the crew!

submitted by Not Michael Carrington

“Rare indeed is a Barbados Cabinet Minister without a bank account in New York, London, the Caymans or Zurich.”

Every few months we hear rumbling from our esteemed political elites that the Westminster parliamentary system is somehow “obsolete” or that it no longer fits a modern society.

Speaker of Parliament Michael Carrington recently said the Westminster system “pits Government and Opposition inexorably against each other in aggressive, contentious and oftimes seemingly unnecessary confrontation.”

Mr. Carrington has it only half right. The two parties often go at it aggressively and unnecessarily, but not because of the Westminster system – it is because they feel the need to put on a show for the electorate to create the illusion that something is happening. The politicians certainly can’t have the public judging them solely upon actual accomplishments because, well, that just wouldn’t do. This would happen no matter what political system Barbados chose.

The current self-destruction in the Barbados Labour Party has actually made Parliament a more peaceful environment. Oh, the BLP will recover alright, but it will take five or eight years and Mia Mottley will have to go. On second thought, Mottley is young enough that it might take another 15 years for the BLP to recover is she stays around.

And what are the political fights about really? Every one of them is really about the spoils of political victory. Just think of it: the winners of the election get the keys to the treasury of this small island nation – and those keys come without any rules whatsoever concerning conflicts of interest, asset disclosure or oversight of spending.

Each generation of Barbados politicians of both parties has promised integrity legislation and freedom of information access for decades. And every time it gets close to passing, parliament puts it on the back burner until another election kills it in process.

So why would the politicians love to dump the Westminster system? They don’t really want to get rid of our current system – they need something to talk about to keep the public’s eyes and minds off the decades of skimming from the public purse.

Rare indeed is a Barbados Cabinet Minister without a bank account in New York, London, the Caymans or Zurich.

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4 responses to “The real reason greedy Bajan political elites want to dump the Westminster parliamentary system

  1. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926TO 2014 MASSIVE FRAUD LANDTAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS, BARBADOS DLP/BLP MASSIVE PONZI FRAUD

    99.9% right the other is that they are looking for a way to stay out of jail for all the crimes against the state, Only a real and true NEXT PARTY will do all of these things needed . @parties has promised integrity legislation and freedom of information access for decades? very true and all will happen when the NEXT Party C.U.P take office NEXT elections.
    All the information we have will be front page news around the world as TONY BEST of Barbados seem to control the information printed in the CARIBNEWS in New York ,and Barbados,New Blog out on land fraud in Jamaica ,
    MIA need to be in Jail for murder for Fraud and murder for the 5 family members of Brittons Hill cave in .
    Who sold her the land? Who gave her permission to build? Who made up a deed for her? All the land of Brittons Hill belongs to Violet Beckles and nothing was sold to her at any time , MIA must go to jail , and never allowed to be PM of Barbados ,

  2. Anonymous

    I agree. Before BLP IS EVEN considered, the Arch Cot incident must be finalized and charges brought to the person resposible, 1 life is invaluable , a family too is too much. Taking to long to resolve and that is how you know a bigup is responsible. If it was a Mr. Nobody. It would have been handled already

  3. Wily Coyote

    If anyone thinks any charges will be brought for the Arch Cot incident then Bajan’s are dumber than I thought. When you live in a TURD world CORRUPT country expectations for JUSTICE are LOW if not non existent.

    Barbados has been on a gradual downward economic and social slope since independence, the slope is now becoming exponential and even the politician Bajan believers are starting to notice the deteriorating changes. I’m afraid it’s now too late to facilitate a recovery to the stable old colonial times. Even the much sought after British tourists are now abandoning the once pride of Britain Colony of BARBADOS.

    Hatianism is just around the corner.

  4. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926TO 2014 MASSIVE FRAUD LANDTAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS, BARBADOS DLP/BLP MASSIVE PONZI FRAUD

    Every thing now posted for sale in Barbados , and NO CLEAR TITLE TO LAND , many who think they getting a deal will be suckered and no court will help them recovered their funds from a crooked lawyer for the judge them self as crooks, on and off the bench in Barbados,Enjoy the sea and the food and go home , WARNING, DO NOT PLACE A PEN IN YOUR HAND
    , SIGN NOTHING , RUN TO THE AIRPORT AND GO HOME