Cult of personality

This trend has been creeping under the PLP, and appears about to go over the top with Government intending to name what appears to be one of our major public facilities after their former leader Freddie Wade.

I've got nothing against Freddie Wade, and quite frankly the PLP do a much better job at honouring their former members and trying to turn them into cultural icons than the UBP do (actually the UBP pretty much don't do it), but I don't like it.

I don't like the idea of naming public buildings after anyone, and definitely not politicians - of any party. It's very common in North America I know, but I can't get comfortable with it. If you want to build your own building with your own money and put your name on it, fine. Public facilities however should be above political games of legacy building and credit taking.

I know the argument will be that we need to honour our own people, but whose name gets put on what is entirely subjective..and can be divisive.

I don't like it.

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