That replacement of the Privy Council is one of the final steps evidencing freedom after emancipation, adult suffrage and political independence cannot be denied. Why then would any right-thinking MP insult our people by asking for their decision to replace the Privy Council through a referendum, when not even Britain asks for that in the Constitution?
Those members of parliament who are asking for a referendum are not only insulting the people, but are unmindful of their duty to free our people from the yoke of foreign nations. However, if they arrogantly insist on a referendum, let us have a referendum: the end of taking another step away will justify the means.
If they are really serious about alleviation of poverty, don't they think the financial cost of a referendum could be better spent to this end while not adding to our insurmountable debt burden? Our people are tired of elections - for a referendum is really an election. The government should be reminded that there is so much in our archives to re-ignite and inflame our minds about slavery and the struggles of our people that a referendum should be a last resort.
Owen S Crosbie