Return of the UBP?

The resignation by Craig Cannonier was inevitable after the Sun published this story – I think this was the nail in the coffin.

Michael Dunkley takes over as Premier until the OBA party meets to decide who the next leader will be – and the odds are that it will be Mr Dunkley who has consistently polled well, better than Mr Cannonier.

The problem, though, is that to many it will look like the UBP is back in power. The old guard are still very much there and I don’t see a ‘new guard’ waiting in the wings to take positions of power.
The headline is a rhetorical question but will it resonate with the electorate, especially the swing voters? There is an onus on the ‘new’ OBA MPs to step up from the backbenches now and make some noise.


As for Mr Cannonier, well it was inevitable. He said nothing illegal has happened, but mud sticks and there was a bad smell about all this.
For the good of the party he had to go, and go well before the next election. It will be interesting to see how having a former Premier on the backbenches will work. It could still be a distraction for the Party.
The OBA has a lot of rebuilding to do now – as a party and as a viable election winning organization.
PS, does this mean that the official party investigation is over now?

UPDATE: I’ve taken a bit of a bashing on FB for raising this issue and not ‘letting it go’. But I think it is a perception issue that the OBA are going to have to overcome. The majority of Cabinet consists of former UBP MPs. Senate is different with Brangman/Fahy et al.

UPDATE: Told that both Scott and Richards are committed. If so, there is no chance of the OBA losing their Parliamentary majority.



3 thoughts on “Return of the UBP?

Add yours

  1. The OBA is going to have to actually demonstrate that they’re different rather than just talk about being different. Otherwise you’re absolutely correct, they’re little more than a return of the UBP, marred with the same kind of low credibility that haunts the PLP.

    Their only hope is to begin delivering on their campaign promises. Referendums, right of recall, transparency, implement PATI.

    Unfortunately I doubt it’ll happen and I think we’ll just be biding our time until the next election when we can once again vote against rather than in favor of.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑


Opinions from the Rock

Bermudians for Free Thought and Humanism

For Bermudians who subscribe to living outside of dogma and religious tradition


To Bermuda and Beyond

Media Village

A view on what's happening in the great world of journalism


Lighting the way to a new politics

Pink Ribbons and Boobies

In a world or endless possibilities, where dreams can be reached and lives can be altered…The unexpected can hit you at anytime…welcome to my world. Welcome to my Journey…

Bermuda Independent

Mainly Bermuda politics and economics

The Soap-Box

Experiences, observations, and opinions of a young progressive entrepreneur. Articles will mostly surround my passions of politics, business, education, and sustainability.


It'll bring out the billy in you !



Bermuda Blue

Commentary about Bermuda as I see it. All views my own


Wandering Photographer - A Tad Aimless For The Nonce.

Derelict Mom

For Eva with Love and Dereliction

The Anonymous Journalist

A view of the world from 5ft 3

BeachLime Bermuda

A blog


People of Bermuda


from one Island to another....


Information and opinion on business and construction issues in Bermuda.


the secretion of art by Rhian Ferrer

Onion Law Blog

Commentary about Bermuda as I see it. All views my own

%d bloggers like this: