Bermuda's new political party
Bermuda got it's third political party yesterday when the Bermuda Democratic Alliance
(BDA) was launched by ex-United Bermuda Party (UBP) MP Shawn Crockwell. Bermudians have watched the UBP navel watch and splinter, then just 6 weeks ago
key MP's Crockwell, Mark Pettingill and Donte Hunt walked out on the UBP and announced they were to begin a centralist party to compete against the governing Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and the stagnated UBP.
I missed it but yesterday at the House of Assembly
Crockwell talked about a "better way,"
which judging by the amount of times he used it will become the BDA's tagline. Both the PLP and UBP are over 40 years old and have systematically used race and class as a battering ram and it was good to hear Crockwell say that the party, which includes former members from both of the extant parties plus the business and education sector, will "reject the use of race and class as a means of political success."
The BDA party had 622 Facebook
members tonight, just 48 hours after it opened.