Tuesday, October 22, 2002

The Jamaica Observer expresses hope, in its editorial today, that "a more evenly balanced Parliament" (i.e. one with only a small government majority) will act less as a rubber stamp for the PNP Cabinet & more as a genuinely independent legislative body:

"... large government majorities brought with it a ruling party dominance of debates, a certitude about the passing of Bills and a legislative arrogance on the part of the administration. The executive knew that there was a surfeit of members on their side to carry their motions. In this scenario, the Whip's job was easy."

Slight chance, I'd say, if Jamaica's party politics is anything like T&T's. But let's keep our eyes peeled.

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