THE BARD’S “PRIORITIES”

Priorities

Priorities have to be food and shelter,
Heat and health, not helter-skelter,
Not rushing around to party hard
Or relax in the sun on travel card.

Not dollars and cents, makes no sense –
Can’t eat construction, nor money immense
Though gives you the means to provide –
Those at food banks have nowhere to hide.

Donations to charity, won’t bring parity
Or provide for a future fixed with clarity.
Government funds to feed the skint
Needs be provided to prolong life’s stint.

John Tuach
Dec 12, 2020

OPINION POLL OVER-RATES INEFFECTIVE TORY OPPOSITION

Having survived in spite of themselves, in Opposition the Tories have been lazy and uninspiring.  The fact that it is summer, and the House of Assembly is closed, admittedly makes their job tougher, except that the Party’s manifest weakness is not a seasonal problem.

REMEMBERING CABOT MARTIN (1944-2022)

He was an exceptional person. A gifted intellect for sure; irascible and argumentative, too. What endeared him to many was not just that he was analytical and insightful, but that he was honest and forthright. He was a public policy wonk; resource policy interested him most. He loved to travel and read; people, with something to say, were always important.

GNL RUSHING INTO ANOTHER “SCHEME”: CABOT MARTIN

I must say that after the Muskrat Falls fiasco, I thought our government had finally learnt its lesson and would not to rush into another such scheme where calling it “green” was enough to suspend all critical analysis.