Published On: Tue, Apr 4th, 2017

United Congress

It is not surprising that Daniel Gibbs, the new president of the Collectivité dusted off his old plan for the establishment of a United Congress, consisting of members from the Dutch and the French side of the island.

It makes a lot of sense, yet over the years it has met with an astounding lack of enthusiasm on the Dutch side.

Gibbs has little confidence in memorandums of understanding the Dutch side is so fond off. He prefers a setting were serious agreements are made that cannot be set aside just like that in case there is a change of government.

We will soon learn whether politicians on this side of the border are more receptive this time whereby a continued silence can mean only one thing: no thanks.