Though I am sick and tired of this UPP government, Gaston Browne did not convince me on Thursday that the ALP is not the same bad old party.
They were not that good fiscally, as he purported. They plundered all the statutory bodies and, by the end of 2004, they could not pay workers.
They hate agriculture so much and now plan to get “large tracks of land” to sell.
What about a proper programme for food security? He needs to properly analyse the real reasons they were booted out; “they got tired of us being in government too long” is too simplistic an answer for an intellect like Gaston Browne.
He spoke in too many generalities. I am an independent minded person who voted twice for UPP but have since become mad at them.
Until the short-term policies of both parties meaningfully change, I will not vote again. Any party who convinces me that they are ready to tame that perennial monster, aka APUA, and find a cure for that cancerous and bloated bureaucracy of civil servants and non-established workers et al, will have a nod for my vote.
The civil service bureaucracy has become worse than the diseases it was designed to cure.
One may think that I am too idealistic to think that these will ever happen, but that is the bar I set. I am sick and tired of their political speak; their short-term policies just to get them in power every five years are only ruining the country.
Their full pension scheme is outrageous and should be scaled back.
Am I to conclude that they are too selfish, fork-tongued and petty-minded to change? History does not absolve them.