It's just the rough and tumble of Parliament

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Why is this big hullabaloo about what transpired in Gordon House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018?

This is nothing new, and as long as you and I live, and for the generation to come, this kind of behaviour will never change. The truth is, it tends to get worse as we progress.

To reinforce my point, here's the thing: Anywhere you have two opposing sides sharing the same space and time and, in particular, our Parliament, there are always going to be some level of crassness and the rest that accompanies it. This forms part and parcel of our psyche which engulfs our human nature.

Besides, have you seen this any differently in any other jurisdictions? In fact, as far as I'm aware, our parliamentarians are more civil and tame in comparison to others.

Suffice it to say, we as a people should not be too alarmed when our politicians put on a ruckus in the House. This has been going on for decades; it's the standard of what we are. And may I add, it is indeed quite normal, to say the least. We just can't help it.

No matter how often you try to reconstitute the laws governing the House, that is the one thing that will never change, it is embedded in our DNA. Mark my word!

Errol Hobson


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