Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

Solemn promise

The oath of office administered to the fifteen members of the new parliament represents a solemn promise; time will tell how much that oath is really worth, because the first rumblings about discord in the so-called broad-based coalition of ten have already reached our office.

The oath put the responsibility for a stable government squarely on the shoulders of the elected Members of Parliament.

The past six years have shown that those shoulders are not strong enough to carry that responsibility. Will it be different this time around?

We all know the saying, if you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

Yet, off we go to the polling stations and we duly administer the oath of office to the winners of this political lottery.

Sadly, if there were a better system, somebody would have presented it by now, so the reality is that we have to make do with a flawed system. It’s simple the best we have at the moment.