Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Denis Solomon, in his column in today's Express, picks at some of the loose ends in the ongoing constitution reform debate. A combination of proportional representation & state funding of political parties, which it seems someone must have proposed recently, would lead to parliamentary chaos, he says; & Solomon believes the T&T constitution was devised from the first to deny meaningful representation to the people, a more shocking allegation than I think he realises.

"...the framers of the Constitution knew that Parliament would not be independent, and didn’t care. The idea that Parliament is simply a device for enabling governments to operate is present by default in the thinking of the gurus, and overt in the statements and behaviour of practising politicians."

I'm trying to figure out exactly who his "thick-headed" gurus are.

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