A third way?

Terry Lister was thinking about starting a third political party. I wonder how it would fare now if he tried again?

I cannot help but sense frustration at the way our politicians are behaving at the moment. Reading the blogs, listening to people, talking to friends – it seems there is dissatisfaction with politics and the way it is being conducted.

If someone was prepared to take it on, now might be the time to consider a third way…..

2 thoughts on “A third way?

Add yours

  1. Regrettably, they’ve never been able to get any real traction in Bermuda (and I imagine it’s a similar situation for our friends in other small countries). I remember a while ago Khalid Wasi floated a third party, then we had allegedly Terry Lister looking to spearhead one. Neither have come close to materialising. There have been smaller groups with less prominent members of the community that have floated starting one, including most recently Restore Bermuda, but for various reasons they haven’t gotten off the ground.

    I suspect the combination of apathy, self-defeatism and the general outcry from the public of “you’re just wasting your vote/energy” simply leads to people picking the lesser of two evils versus actually going for that third party or Independent.

    At the very least, an independent pressure group (not speaking of the People’s Campaign here) could be the future springboard. But you’d need willing, committed, energetic and thick-skinned individuals at the head.

    1. I know you are right and I did blog along those lines some months ago but …. Marc Bean is IMO a political liability, the OBA were wrong to ‘walk out’ and the feeling I get is people are fed up with all of them I sense that a third party may get some traction. It might at least jolt people into realizing that the electorate are fed up with the politics of the gutter

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 WordPress.com.

Up ↑

bermudavoices

Opinions from the Rock

Bermudians for Free Thought and Humanism

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

pinkbikepinksand

To Bermuda and Beyond

Media Village

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

Beacon

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.

TUCKER'S FARM GOATS CHEESE

It'll bring out the billy in you !

ROWE SPURLING PAINT COMPANY

WELCOME TO BERMUDA'S OLDEST PAINT STORE

Bermuda Blue

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

PHILLIP CITIZEN JOHNSON

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 WordPress.com blog

Bermudians

People of Bermuda

Goreyman

from one Island to another....

workforcebda

Information and opinion on business and construction issues in Bermuda.

artgland

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: