PLP NEEDS TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT THE FUTURE

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viagra usa advice times;”>What and who is a drag on the brand of the Progressive Liberal Party?  That is the hard question the party has to ask itself as it goes into year 4 of the term and the question of what is to happen for the general election and how the party is to position itself.  So far, cialis the party is lucky.  Its opponents are in glorious disarray with open warfare going on between the factions of Loretta Butler Turner and Hubert Minnis in the FNM.   One example in the House of Assembly on Monday 21 December, the Leader of the Opposition  Dr. Hubert Minnis cancelled an agreement made with the Government to suspend the House for lunch and come back after the break to resume the debate and vote on the Petroleum Bills.   He did this knowing that Loretta Butler Turner MP FNM had asked for the vote to be postponed until after lunch time because she could not stay for the vote if it were scheduled in the luncheon break.  The Leader of the Opposition was there and agreed in her presence to come back after lunch.  As soon as she left, he then got up and said since the Prime Minister was finished talking early and then the House would sit during the lunch.  That meant that Loretta Butler Turner would have missed the vote.  Not one from the FNM side got up. The government said nothing. It was Greg Moss MP for Marco City who got up and objected saying that this would be a breach of the undertaking to Mrs. Butler Turner.  Score one for Greg.  But open warfare in the FNM should not be counted on up to general election and sometimes people get so tired of the ordinary that they vote you out anyway.  We like Dr. Bernard Nottage are disturbed about the fact that the young ones we asked to join us have left: Messrs. Rollins, Wells out of the party. Mr. Moss is also gone.  And then two young ministers have quit: Ryan Pinder and Damien Gomez.  While they are still with the party, it feeds the narrative that the PLP does not have a future in store when the average age of the Cabinet keeps rising.  If you look at the picture of the PLP’s council that we showed last week, almost everyone in the picture is over 70 years of age.  How can the PLP survive like that?  One year out there appears to be no effort to reverse this negative narrative.  Much hard work has been done by the present leader to  set this country on the right course but it is now his responsibility to ensure that there is a favourable transition to new leadership  when he judges that appropriate and when it becomes clear that he has done the best and its time to move on.  The PLP must take a good long hard look at its future. The PLP should consider this:  whether there is a successor or not there should always be choices and alternatives.