The on-going Furbert/Tweed/Government argument is confusing me and I think there are some questions that I have not seen answered, that would help clear this up.
- How often do Government Ministers view work permit applications? Is it dozens every year or once every ten years?
- Who gave the Minister the file (it seems accepted that she did see it.)
- What is the average time for a work permit application to be approved?
- Why does the Rev Tweed need a permit anyway?
Only four questions but they would put the whole argument into perspective and, depending on the answers, could make a very compelling case for one side.
Personally, I think that until those answers are forthcoming Mr Furbert should hold his fire – holding the Government (hence the country) to ransom over this issue does not seem to have gone down well.
I am sure he wants to protect someone he sees as ‘dear’ to him – but the way it has played out so far comes across as being hypocritical given his role the People’s Campaign to stop Pathways to Status.
At the same time, I sincerely hope that Government is also not playing games and trying to ease out someone they see as an effective and vocal opponent.