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You hit the bull’s eye in your last editorial regarding this “ship adrift with no soul aboard.”

A golden opportunity seems to be intentionally flushed down the drain. As our Parliament closed for the year, it is sickening to read about the charges and counter charges by both sides of the aisle. Of all the issues that are crucial to the kingdom, personal vendetta seems more important than setting the foundation for the Year 2010 political change. If there is corruption in Parliament, it is the corruption of broken promises during the election campaign; the corruption of leading the public to believe they have a plan regarding transition to democracy, yet they have none; the corruption of giving themselves a huge pay increase without blinking an eye and still call it pitiful compensation.

I got to admit, for a few months, I wondered when they call the roll in Parliament, honourable members of our Parliament would not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’ As we celebrate the closure of Parliament, instead of giving our beloved politician the keys to the kingdom, it might be wise we to change the locks.

Our PRs have been showering us with tids and bits about this glorious grand plan for the democratization of the kingdom. They talked about change, and transparency. But as we get closer, it seems Parliament had an early summer season because hot air coming from that bunch seems to be in abundance. You are right. The ship is truly empty. If we apply the definition of politics to what they do in Parliament as we commonly used in the village, the word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’; and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’. Please forgive me for this! I hope you understand. I am not the smartest person in the village.


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