THE CURRENT RATING OF APPROVAL FOR THE UDP GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE IS A DISMAL 8%
OR HOW THE PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE PUT A SPIN ON DISASTEROUS MANAGEMENT AND TURNED A SOWS EAR INTO A SILK PURSE!
It is only partly because of TWO INCOMPETENT NATIONALIZATIONS OF THE BELIZE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. A FARCE THAT WAS SOAP OPERA IN ENTERTAINMENT BY THE LOCAL MEDIA. IT WAS LIKE THE UDP GOVERNMENT WAS RUN BY LAWYERS WHO WERE ACTING LIKE KEYSTONE COPS, A BLACK AND WHITE COMEDY SERIES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1920´S. Slapstick comedy of errors.
If the best laid plans of the Lawyer controlling the government, as a MAFIA DON of a gang called a political party of fools could go astray, and his ex- lawyer -wife on the government payroll in charge of things. Then they went astray! The two of them would not listen to the other lawyers in their CABINET apparently? Talk about a headstrong couple. A simple thing like a NATIONALIZATION? The company being nationalized was stripped of everything valuable that could be moved by the private owners, before the nationalizations took place. A not too bad outcome, considering the INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION OF VALUATION, puts the company at nationalization at $71 million, versus the $300 or $500 million claimed by the previous private owner. If the HEAD LAWYER couple, running our legal government affairs had planned this, it would be to their credit. Unfortunately it seems to be a side effect and luck of the draw? TWO attempts of THEM at nationalization and then they didn´t do it right. They just could not get it legal and had to resort to GOVERNMENT FORCE AT THE POINT OF A GUN. The third time around, was a Consultation Process intending to change the CONSTITUTION OF BELIZE to make it retroactive that the TWO nationalizations that were not legal, being prevented from being challenged on the basis of it is now retroactive LAW that you cannot question the NATIONALIZATION acts. The Consultation process led into a political show and parade around the nation, of a mockery of a consultation, and was nothing more than a political party BOMBAST and RHETORIC display.
Amazing to see the brass balls on our lawyer PRIME MINISTER, but he was trumpeting in the Parliament how his actions were the best thing to happen to the CONSTITUTION of BELIZE, since Johnny Cakes, egg, a fillet of fried fish, and a slice of Dutch cheese was adopted by the campesinos of Belize as breakfast fare. I believe he echoed Winston Churchill, with this is “Belize´s Finest Hour.” That´s astute politics of course, turning his most disastrous mistakes into seemingly something good. Of course memories are short anyway, and knowing that, if you tell a lie long enough and often enough and loud enough, history will probably record it as so. Joseph Goebbels proved that in Nazi Germany a long time ago.
IN THE MEANTIME DURING THESE MONTHS AND MONTHS OF HOORRAH, NO WORK HAS BEEN DONE BY THE UDP GOVERNMENT ON DEVELOPING THE COUNTRY OF BELIZE AND IMPROVING OUR DEMOCRACY BY NEW LAWS, OR CHANGES TO THE LAWS TO MAKE OUR ELECTIONS MORE EQUITABLE, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM, ELECTORAL ROLL REFORM WITH REPRESENTATION, NO PASSING OF BY-LAWS FOR PLACENTIA AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TRYING TO GET ON WITH THE BUILDING OF OUR NATION, BLOCKED BY A BUNCH OF OBSTINATE BLOCKHEADS IN OUR CABINET. Most of who are blindly following their party leader, like LEMMINGS jumping off a cliff in Alaska someplace to their deaths. Why OUR Minister of LOCAL GOVERNMENT ( NAME UNKNOWN ) has not yet acted on the Placentia Council´s request for reading of their BY-LAWS as required by law to make them legal, in one of our Friday House sittings, is a mystery untold by our media. Investigative reporting by our media, PAAAH!
Instead of building our democracy, all we get in our FRIDAY PARLIAMENT house sitting is braggadocio speechs, about how great he is, and how wonderful his leadership, while the urgent legislation needed to improve our working democracy is ignored, in the interests of his BOMBASTIC oratory, trying to convince people his actions are supreme in intellect and action. WHAT A JOKE! WHAT A COMIC FARCE! It wouldn´t be so bad, if he and his party would tend to REAL BUSINESS. In the meantime, in another week, his party government APPROVAL RATING will be cut 5 points from the current 8% for FAILURE TO PASS THE BY-LAWS requested by the PLACENTIA TOWN COUNCIL. Pretty soon, the UDP will be in negative territory as to public approval. LUCK beats all intellect and since the OPPOSITION ARE STILL DISORGANIZED, it even looks like these KEYSTONE COPS comedy routine will even win another 5 years running our government. C´est la vie! Can you take Belize government seriously at all?
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