OBA must stop attacking Bermudian Civil Service says Derrick Burgess PLP

It is deeply disappointing but not surprising that the OBA’s newest face is bringing back one of the old UBP messages.


OBA candidate Robert King went out of his way to attack, in his own words the “Black Civil Service”. This follows in line with the attacks made online daily against our public officers demanding that the “bloated” government staff be slashed.  Now, Mr. King is using race to criticise the same civil service he was a part of until just days ago.


As a labour government, we stand with the workers and take great issue with the OBA, by way of their newest candidate, purposefully vilifying all public officers and adding in racial tropes about a “Black” Civil service. Why did the OBA and Mr. King feel the need to evoke the term “Black” in a negative manner?


Bermudians need to ask themselves, do OBA Leader Jarion Richardson, retiring MP Michael Dunkley, and their OBA colleagues support this attack on the “Black Civil service”? Robert King’s words, not ours.

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