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The legislature where just three seats are 'a comfortable majority'

In the Turks & Caicos Islands, one of the few remaining pink dots left on the map. Anyway, the good people of T&C will be getting to exercise their franchise on the 9th, and the electorate of around 20,000 gets to choose 15 MPs - so it has around three and a half times as many elected members per head of population as Croydon.

The Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Michael Misick would appear to take his public duties rather more seriously than some prime ministers nearer to home, and declared: "We have more than fulfilled the mandate that the people have given us, and there is every indication that the people are ready to give us a fresh mandate. Elections are the most honorable and democratic manner of consulting with the people. And so, my government and my party, having so diligently and prudently discharged our obligations and fulfilled our mandate, we believe that the time has come to return to the people, so that their voice and their will can be heard.” (Source). Furthermore, the people of T&C, or at least the supporters of the incumbent seem a little more enthused about exercising their franchise than folk in these parts, as his "speech...was punctuated by thunderous applause and deafening screams of support".

I would love to stick my oar in and urge the populace to vote one way or the other, but all that I have been able to discover is that the opposition People's Democratic Movement is centrist, while the Progressive National Party fails to disclose what it stands for, and looks to have failed to renew the domain registration for its party website.

I also discover that the Canadians have their beady Canuck eyes on the T&C Islands, and have explored the possibility of the Islands joining a union with it, T&C becoming a province or taking up Nova Scotia's offer to join that province. I'm *not* making this up, and the Canadians have form at this sort of thing.

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Anonymous newmania said... 8:33 pm

is this am imaginary place C wherer peole vote inelections and the governement they elect does as they have decided and thats that.I have dreamt of such a place and assumed it was wishful thinking  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 8:38 pm

I had no idea they were so acquisitive these Canadains.

Must try and sell them my Spratly Islands.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:49 pm

N - I will keep my eyes on T&C and keep you posted. If things are not too good to be true, maybe we could petition the islands' politicians to come and serve the Mother Country.

CU - They do say that it is quiet ones you have to watch.  



Anonymous verity said... 12:25 am

The T&C's have an extremely colourful history, full of pirates and the like. The people were quite racy. In fact two of the famous pirates were lady pirates, if memory serves, disguised as men. I believe they either ended up marrying gentlemen pirates (I'm trying to stick to the Coastguard's courtesy guidelines) or marrying well. I can't remember. But this is an exciting little archipelago.  



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