Some time ago when Michael Dunkley was appointed as Premier after Craig Cannonier’s resignation I wrote about a return of the UBP.
Today Bob Richards has been made Deputy Premier. The Bermuda Sun says the Premier had whittled the options for his Deputy down to two people – the second person is not named.
I have no problem with Mr Richards at all, but while Marc Bean’s outburst in the House was manna from Heaven for the OBA, so is this for the PLP.
If the Party wants to rid itself of the UBP tag, it is time for the ‘new’ OBA members to stand up and start making a name for themselves. I wonder who the second person was in the Premier’s mind – was it one of the ‘new’ OBA? The perception will remain that this is the OBA in UBP clothing.
That will not win an election.