Friday, February 27, 2004

Bmda: Review of budget speech -- hated it!

Reading the PLP’s sixth Budget Speech last week, I couldn’t help but feel jaded and cynical. For me, the speech sounded like little more than the Throne Speech with a few financial figures thrown in. The common thread between the two speeches is grand promises, a lack of accountability for the previous year’s performance and an excruciating degree of pomposity that (thankfully) we only have to suffer through twice a year. After hearing “Mr. Speaker” beaten to death, I actually felt a twinge of sympathy for those who had to sit through the speech.


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