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Tuesday, 29 November 2011


There is a level of discussion that is needed in Anguilla politics. A level only a few of our politicians or political pundits are capable of attaining, however none have made the effort to achieve this level. There is the possibility that certain issues that need to be discussed will be unpopular with the masses and might render those who participate in the discussion unelectable, however these things must be discussed and understood before Anguillians are ready to take the next step.

If politicians know better they have to do better, they cannot fail to make economic decisions because it’s an election year; they cannot turn a blind eye to the unethical practices of friends. They cannot be soft on crime and condone stupidity just because the criminal and the stupid are their friends or supporters. They cannot become a supporter of independence just because the people object to their political style or because they hate the British or the British Governor of the day. Anguilla cannot become independent to satisfy the egotistical needs of any politician, preacher, fisherman or hotel worker.

In order to build a new Anguilla, Anguillians have to follow processes and have standards that are fair to all. Anguillians must respect and preserve the rule of law. A criminal is a criminal, and criminals destroy lives and property. It matters little if the criminal is local or foreign. Anguillians cannot socially ostracize the police or the magistrate because they are too tough on crime. Anguillians cannot continue to know who the local thugs are but refuse to identify them. The blind cannot continue to lead the blind, whether it a political party or a radio talk show.

By: Statchel Warner

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