Sometimes you just have to laugh. I did when I read this from Zane DeSilva
I know the PLP has been trying its hardest to rewrite a lot of history but this is quite a bizarre attempt.
It overlooks the fact that the PLP built this development in order to house two Bermudians – how much did that cost the taxpayer?
It negates the fact that the couple has been given an amazing offer to move to another house and it also overlooks a past PLP failure in housing. Remember the lottery winners who were promised low-cost housing?
How late and how scaled back was that? What did the development of so much low-cost housing do to the price of the homes of so many Bermudians?
By alluding to the Tucker’s Point land grab ( Mr DeSilva says: “Reverting to the tactics of those who displaced Bermudians so others could profit is not a better way.”) Mr DeSilva tries to steer away from objectivity to pure emotion.
And for him to say this – “The Marshall family have played by the rules, worked hard and achieved a goal so many of us share. Now a typical OBA move of money over Bermudians, they are being deprived and forced to give up all that they have worked so hard to achieve.” – is sheer misrepresentation of the facts.
After all, the couple are not being made homeless – they are being asked to move to another house that they will still own. (They are, however, being made pawns in this game ….)
No-one has come out of this very well – the PLP started it by commissioning the work (what happened to the promised hotel there by the way?), the OBA continued it by claiming it was going to fall into the sea only to decide it was OK for a tourist condo development.
Time for us all to move on?
Update: I cannot let this history rewrite go unnoticed Old Flip Flop Furbert is calling for a quality of life survey completely failing to acknowledge that unemployment is not a phenomena that has happened overnight.
The PLP is very good at playing on the emotive side of politics…….