Former UBP Leader Kim Swan Joins The PLP

August 27, 2014

[Updated] Former leader of the United Bermuda Party Kim Swan has joined the Progressive Labour Party, the party revealed today [Aug 27]. This is a developing story and we will have more information shortly.

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Update: Bermuda Progressive Labour Party Leader Marc Bean today announced that former UBP leader Kim Swan has officially joined the PLP.

Mr. Bean said, “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Kim Swan to the PLP family and look forward to working with him as we seek to build a Bermuda that works for ALL Bermudians. Mr. Swan has the experience and the passion for improving the condition of Bermudians that is needed at this critical point in our island’s history. He has a lot to offer, not just to the PLP but to Bermuda.”

Kim Swan said,”Like many Bermudians, I am deeply concerned about the direction of our country and the growing marginalization of Bermudians. Promises have been broken, Bermudians continue to lose jobs and many are losing hope in a Bermuda where Bermudians MUST come first. The country is heading in the wrong direction and I believe that I still have much to offer to get Bermuda back on track.”

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Mr. Swan continued, “I am determined to work with the Leadership and membership of the PLP, in whatever capacity needed. Now is the time when I can provide experience and knowledge from my time in politics towards offering solutions and mentoring the next generation of Bermudian leaders within the Progressive Labour Party. I have seen the PLP evolve under Marc Bean and when I hear his vision, forthright approach and the passionate way in which he speaks for Bermudians, I know that I share his passion and want to help,”

Mr. Swan is a former professional golfer and lead the United Bermuda Party from 2008 – 2011. Born October 4th 1957, he is the eldest son of the late Hubert and Barbara Swan of Southampton. He attended Southampton Glebe, The Berkeley Institute and Warwick Secondary School in Bermuda.

He went overseas to continue his education at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree from Troy University in Alabama. Mr. Swan served in the Senate from 1998 – 2007 becoming Opposition Senate Leader in 2001. He ran in four general elections before winning the St. Georges West seat in December 2007.

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  1. Justin says:

    The PLP is looking more and more like the old UBP.

    • Cleancut says:

      The well must be very dry by now!

      • Moojun says:

        As Mr. Swan himself said on August 9th, 2010 (and cited on Bernews):

        “Ms. Cox and Mr. Lister each want you to believe they are the one to get Bermuda back on track.

        My first question to them is: Where have you been? Both of you sat at the Cabinet table where decisions were taken, supposedly to strengthen the island. But Ms. Cox as Finance Minister signed off on all plans and commitments that have led us to the worst financial and economic position in living memory. Mr. Lister was at the same table for most of the past 12 years.

        Both these candidates need to explain their role in the government’s record. They can’t sidestep it. They can’t try to sweep it under the rug and they can’t get away with saying they were cogs in the wheel.

        I hope people and, in particular, the media press them for answers.”

        Mr. Swan, now that you are a member of the party that “led us to the worst financial and economic position in living memory” (your words) please can you press the party for those answers and reassure us that the current PLP is not the same as it was when they failed us so miserably during the 2008-12 years?

        Ms. Cox’s reply to Bob Richards when he warned the PLP Govt back in 2008 that a bad recession was coming, was that it was simply Opposition scare-mongering. This Stands front and centre as evidence of how out of touch with economics the PLP seem to be.

        Mr. Swan, it’s now up to you to convince us that the PLP have changed for the better. After all, you must believe it, you’ve just joined them. Please share your epiphany with the rest of us.

    • Greed Killed Bermuda says:

      Nah – just the black people who realised they were used by the old UBP, have seen the light.

      The real UBP core is right above the Music Box.

      • Muhammad Goldberg says:

        From leader of the UBP to Marc Bean’s subordinate… Congratulations on your demotion Kim.

        • Rhonda says:

          Do you have the correct former Premier going down in shame..thus..far the OBA has the trophy for the most Shameful fallen Premiers…

          • Creamy says:

            No, the PLP holds the record for that. Brown and Cox.

        • The Underground Movement says:

          I thought he already got demoted – as the UBP was abandoned by 99.8% of it’s base.
          leaving only Kim and a few others..
          From what I have heard this Morning the PLP supporters are calling this move by Kim this is a big boost for the PLP.

      • hmmm says:

        Good luck to Kim Swan.

        Hopefully he will get to change the PLP from it’s extremist power hungry and divisive self destructive ways.

      • Heavens says:

        If anyone is being used it’s Mr Swan by the PLP!

      • Kunta says:

        @ Greed Killed Bermuda, and the funny thing is, its ok for Blacks to run for O.B.A./ubp but not ok for whites to run for P.L.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Welcome to de two Bermuda’s.
        Emancipate yourself from Mental Slavery none but ourselves can Free our mind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Creamy says:

          You said it. One party is inclusive of all races, the other isn’t.

        • A greed says:

          Agreed, and using too many exclamation marks/poor grammar is the best way to get people to take your points seriously. this is why no one is paying attention

          • VJ says:

            @A greed, I couldn’t help but notice you did the same thing you accused the other person of.

            Use a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence/after a full stop. Use a full stop at the end of your sentence.

    • non political says:

      No dear. The social justice minds of the ubp are. The oba is now voided of any social justice black members

      • Greed Killed Bermuda says:

        Amen! You get it!

      • truth now says:

        Welcome home Mr. Swan, “For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:24

        Finally Mr. Swan, and I hope that many more will come back. The awakening of the mind, is very important, and thus I can see you have gone through the transition.

        Stand Strong, and speak on behalf of the people of Bermuda. Always remember it is about Services to the people of Bermuda !!

      • Sad says:

        How so?

        Mr. Swan was never part of the OBA.

        Did they lose someone else?

      • Congratulations Mr. Kim Swan says:

        Mr. Swan, I admire your stance. You Sir are very well respected in the Bermuda, no only St. George’s. I know 1st hand how you are sacrificed for the social justice for us all in Bermuda. I know 1st hand how you spoke out in the House of Assembly for the rights of the common man of the street. I have prayed for God’s guidance for you and you have found a way to continue to contribute of our Country.

        You represented the party that elected you and even when you could of win your seat and be part of the now Government, you stood on principle and did cave into the pressure of fooling us the voting public to fall for the sugar coated, now proven empty promises.

        Continue, our prayers have been answered that you continue your honest approach, fairness for all.

        I have read the vile comments from those who applauded you over the years and I’m not saying you are Jesus, but when all the negative blogs are written, draw on the fact that they praised Him on Palm Sunday and crucify him on Good Friday. He will continue to guide you.

    • dee says:

      nonsense

    • Funny says:

      The irony is that it is most probable that OBA supporters clicked like forgetting that 98% of the OBA candidates were once UBP. So why did the UBP pack it in anyway? #TwoBermudas

      • Creamy says:

        And the PLP has two ex-UBP leaders. What is your point?

        • mixitup says:

          A whole two?! Imagine that.

          • Creamy says:

            Two ex UBP leaders. They led the UBP. They were in charge of the UBP.

            The PLP can’t pretend any more that the OBA is the UBP. It is the PLP that has two ex UBP leaders in its ranks.

            Whatever you used to say about the UBP, you now are.

        • T Smith says:

          Don’t forget their black, people of color get tired of being used by you people.

    • fred says:

      Wake up folks. Here’s the proof. Politicians (ubp, plp, oba, black, white, pink, yellow, etc.) are only in it for what they can get out of it; they are not there to help the people..

    • fred says:

      So now we have the UBP/plp ?

    • Changing Tide says:

      I see a trend here!!As the UBP leader he was the greatest thing since sliced bread to most of their supporters,most of whom now support the NEW UBP/OBA. He refused to join the OBA knowing the same “BIG SHOTS” of the old UBP were now under a different disguise!! NOW, that he has joined the PLP, he is the worst person in the world!! With these people, what they say goes and as long as you agree with them, you are accepted(tolerated).I cant believe some of the comments about Mr Swan,he is one of only a handful of politicians that has any morals and integrity!!! I am a supporter of the PLP BUT I have voted for Mr Swan in the past because I felt that he was the best person to represent my constituency! Congrats and all the best Mr Swan!!

      • mixitup says:

        With these people, what they say goes and as long as you agree with them, you are accepted(tolerated).

        Brings to mind an old UBP’er who said “these white boys don’t mind you being in charge, so as long as they can tell you what to do.”

        • LiarLiar says:

          The PLP has out UBPed the UBP – the late Julian Hall

    • Say what you want about Kim Swan because if you took your head out of your backside, you would see that no matter where you put Mr. Swan he always put’s Bermuda and Bermudian’s first and that is why I can respect both he and Mr.Kenny Bascome no matter which party they are a part of.

      So give credit for were it’s due and let’s see if any of you jokers can put your hat in the ring and do any better.

      • Cleancut says:

        wrong!!! its all about ME, MYSELF AND I.

      • umjusayin says:

        Kenny Bascome! He is in this for the money only. He has done nothing for St George’s since becoming the area MP except cut down the trees. No vision, no intellect, have a conversation with him. Drives around all day in his car doing what? St George’s has two MP’s that are a waste of time (Nandi Davis). I am waiting to see who we get as possible candidates; I kinda like a Ming and Swan team. They have my vote. Yes, I do live in St George and I love my Towne.

    • Funny says:

      Some are calling Kim a sell out. Those same voice probably call Terry taking my marbles Lister a hero. Ironic. Lol.

    • careca says:

      Poor guy was desperate for a seat at the table so he settled for what was available…..We cannot blame a guy for that can we???

  2. Lois Frederick says:

    Out of the political wilderness. I guess he didn’t have many other options did he?

    • Coffee says:

      Well Lois at least he had a home to come to … Unlike some people living on this island . It maybe that you are not a born Bermudian who would be homeless if you went “back home.” Much like many PRC’s and others who reside here .

      • LOL (Original TM*) says:

        And coffee calls other tea party like Coffee this is funny

        “Unlike some people living on this island . It maybe that you are not a born Bermudian who would be homeless if you went “back home.” Much like many PRC’s and others who reside here”

        This is like watching Ken and Peele except they are funny.

      • Trulytruly says:

        You assume wrongly. Didn’t anyone tell you it is wrong to assume. Born Bermudian here..

    • yeah he did have other options, he could have faded into the back ground and become a silent voice and do nothing like most of you cry babies that sit up here with your thumb in your mouth ,complain and don’t do jack, but he chose to continue to try and give back to a country that continues to sell it’s soul to the highest bidder, even under the present administration, while our children and grandchildren will have to suffer for it in the long run,while jock’s like you might not give a damn.

  3. cmbbda says:

    WHY am I not surprised! WHAT a JOKE. Mr Swan you have lost all credibility.

    • That’s a fact “cmbbda”. Does Kim feel to himself them that voted for him over the years while he had supported the U.B.P. are all of a sudden going to now vote for him? I don’t think so Kim :-( You should have remained an Independent.

      • Redo says:

        Very true. Sad day. Oh well.

        • Coffee says:

          Worst can be said about the OBA defectors from the UBP …. They have no shame because they lack the human capacity to feel shame ! Furthermore let me state that I believe that there is. No such entity called the OBA , maybe on paper for political purposes only . That body of people representing the public face of the ruling party is but a stinking carapace which covers for the real power in this country ….. The seat of Bermudas power lay just on the fringes of the western side of town .

          • LOL (Original TM*) says:

            Please name the people that are the “real power in this country” Individual names please

            LOL

            • Coffee says:

              If I have to spell out names for you then I respectfully say to you that you are not worthy .. However one of them endorsed the OBA after their victory … And so now I challenge you to pull your head out of the OBAs butt cheeks .

          • Kunta says:

            Notice the difference how whites treat those who defect them compared to how Blacks treat those who do de same.
            We are such a loving people.

          • Creamy says:

            More vitriol and hate coffee? I thought your boss told you to stop that.

      • Wake up Bermuda says:

        A lot of us voted for him when he became a independent and we will still vote for him today as a PLP candidate. Congratulations Swan!!!

      • Hypocrites and Snakes says:

        We registered PLP members in my house and we voted for Kim Swan and would vote for him any day, any time!

        WHY

        Because he’s honest and have integrity. He did not cross the floor. The OBA had a secret plan and he voted for transparency and they, the UBP took up all their marbles and started the OBA.

        Why do you think he did so well in the last election? Better than all independents combined?

        But as a wise man, he knows, like you all OBAers told him, he was wasting his time as an Independent.

      • We the People (1st!!) says:

        Come on Raymond.

        ” Does Kim feel to himself them that voted for him over the years while he had supported the U.B.P. are all of a sudden going to now vote for him?” What are you talking about? Did you not follow the last election.

        Kim Swan ran as an Independent in the 2012 election in St. George’s West Constituency #2 and lost to Nandi Davis (Really?) So from the last election Kim Swan already knows that those who “voted for him over the years while he had supported the U.B.P….” are NOT going to “all of a sudden” vote for him now. He lost to Nandi Davis…..Nandi Davis??? What does that say about those voters?

        You were never truly for Kim and the St. Georges voters were never truly for him. You were only for what he was for and that was the UBP now OBA. Once he stopped being for what you are for your support for him stopped also.

        He has done more work for this island then you or cmbdda. The least you can do is respect HIS decision and move on. cmbdda and Premier Dunkly are wrong – what he does is not a “****** Joke

    • Bermyboy says:

      He never had any!!!

  4. Sad says:

    How many ex-UBP leaders and ex-UBPers will the PLP embrace before we can use the PLP/UBP moniker?

    • Greed Killed Bermuda says:

      When a white former UBP member joins the PLP, then we can use the moniker.

      But as of now, its all the people who were the, what did the secret report call it, “Surrogates” who were cast aside by the UBP, who may want to go somewhere where they are actually valued.

  5. bermuda bouy says:

    Flip Flop Swan. Your true colors are showing. I’m sure you’ll do a good job as minister of confusion and lost souls!!

  6. Terry says:

    Let it go Kim.
    Can’t beat em; join em.

    Plus a good chance of re election.

    Only in Bermuda they cross the floor so often.
    How many in the past ten years.

  7. haha says:

    haha what a sellout….should call it the PLP/UBP now lmfao!

    • We the People (1st!!) says:

      Why is he a sellout? Please explain.

      People are allowed to join whatever political party they want.

  8. serengeti says:

    So now the PLP includes two former UBP leaders. Does this mean we can call them the UBP/PLP?

    • dee says:

      no it means no more surrogates

      • Redo says:

        Whatever, I’m calling them the PLP/BIU/UBP….sounds like an identity crisis to me, but that’s who they are now.

        • Hypocrites and Snakes says:

          Grant Gibbons = UPB now OBA
          Trevor Moniz

          • Where are they Now? says:

            Grant Gibbons = UBP now OBA
            Trevor Moniz = UBP now OBA
            Pamplin = UBP now OBA
            Cole Simons = UBP now OBa
            Louise Jackson Susan Newron= UBP now OBa
            Michael Dunkley – UBP (on the fence BDA) now OBA
            Jeff Sousa = UBP now OBA
            Mark Pettinggil – UBP, BDA now OBA
            Shawn Crockwell – UBP, BDA now OBA
            Fahy UBP – BDA now OBA
            Bob Richards UBP (on the fence BDA) now OBA
            John Barritt UBP (on the fence BDA) now OBA

            Kim Swan = elected UBP and served entire elected time UBP = PLP

            Charlie Swan = elected UBP and served entire elected time UBP

            Listed above is the true picture of the UBP until the now OBA members decided to hoodwink the electorate.

            • mixitup says:

              I’m mad you had to spell it out for these goons.

            • Kunta says:

              Well I guess that’s de end of that conversation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              LMFAO

      • Cleancut says:

        It’s not called surrogate, it’s called inept.

  9. in the now says:

    So predictable, it’s not even a surprised…Kim has been the plp’s mouthpiece for the last two years… it’s a marriage made in heaven yet neither kim nor the plp has offered any solutions..

    PLP=UBP SENIORS RETIREMENT HOME

  10. balanced facts says:

    He should have “funeralized” his political career a long time ago. PLP I.Q pool just went down …again!

  11. Trulytruly says:

    Politic makes strange bedfellows…

  12. watching says:

    I guess Kim realized after all the OBA/UBP people backstabbed him, and are now actively working against Bermudians, that he will be best served working with PLP.

  13. OnFire says:

    Who knows? Maybe Craig Cannonier is next…

    • RME says:

      After the way the OBA threw him under the bus, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if that happens one day.

      • Kunta says:

        As long as he’s still got de connections for de free Jet rides.
        LMFAO

      • Build a Better Bermuda says:

        I am curious why everyone keeps saying the OBA threw him under the bus, when it was his own action to do so with ‘Jetgate’. So many called for him to resign over the mess he made, and when he did so, it was all of a sudden a conspiracy against him. Watching the blogs over the last couple years is much like watching evolution, realities constantly evolving and changing as events unfolded.
        I for one had hopes for Mr. swan when he took the UBP leadership, but he in fact seemed to stand in front of any evolution in the party, so he was left the leader of a party of himself, while the others left to try and build something new. Now he has joined the PLP, another party stuck in the past with unchanged failed ideas about how to make this country work for Bermudians.

  14. hard at work says:

    Really Kim? Way to compromise your values…..SMH.

    • Onion says:

      Seriously.

      The PLP called him a liar, a hypocrite, and everything else under the sun for years.

      It looks just as bad for the PLP that they’ll welcome on board someone they so savagely and personally attacked for years.

      Look at the web archives if you don’t believe me.

      • Tolerate says:

        So right. I was just going over a few. Wayne Furbert also came in for abuse. Not only the PLP Supporters but the actual representatives and members.
        Guess it’s the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Nice shirt by the way. Why do I get a vision of a football player posing with the arch rivals of the club he just left?
        They all think this s*** is a game anyway.
        BDA we are SCREWED…..

        • Tolerate says:

          After the last blow up with the Referendum March (don’t forget the words by his wife to Premier Dunkley)….
          Not surprised.

  15. watchfuleyes says:

    I saw that coming. Now make way for Kenny, Sylvan,and Craig.

    • Greed Killed Bermuda says:

      Wouldn’t surprise me. It doens’t take long for the surrogates to see the light.

      • LOL (Original TM*) says:

        I think you spelled surrogates wrong let me help you.

        O P P O R T U N I S T S

  16. HA! says:

    This is a joke, indeed! Couldn’t save the sinking UBP ship when all the others bailed on him. I really don’t count this as a plus for the PLP as Mr. Swan really had no where else to go.

  17. Bermydude says:

    REALLY KIM…???

    I guess you are in need of a job!! Paycheck!!

    You have no credibility!! First you criticized everything the PLP and now you join them!! Like I said NO CREDIBILITY!!!

  18. bermuda bouy says:

    Flip Flop. Your true colors are showing.

  19. PBanks says:

    Eyes bulging wide.

    Just goes to show, it’s seldom about idealogies when it comes to Bermuda politicians.

  20. Rhonda Neil says:

    Seems the Oba is too far right wing than they where under their former name Ubp. Maybe next year the Oba will change its name to the Tea Party, to reflect who they really are.

    • Onion says:

      Um. The Tea Party are anti-immigrant, homophobic, and financially irresponsible just like the PLP.

      I think you’ve got the two mixed up. The OBA is Bermuda’s liberal party.

    • hmmm says:

      PLP is right wing, with its extremist views and do as I say. OBA is more Central and Liberal, more like the Democrats.

    • Sad says:

      Please list the examples as to how the OBA is akin to the tea party.

      - they aren’t the party who wanted to deny rights to gays and whose leader claimed they are upending civilisation

      - they aren’t the party whose supporters who claim that certain politicians are not truly bermudian and are only paper Bermudians similar to the tea party norther movement

      - they aren’t the party that is vehemently xenophobic and preaching against immigration and guest workers

      - they aren’t the party whose supporters that claim to want take “their” country back while constantly issuing veiled and no so veiled threats of violence and civil unrest

      - they aren’t the party whose representatives who persistently preach racial intolerance and racial epithets

      - they aren’t the party whose members and supporters harp on a daily basis about the color of a politicians skin as if they should be disqualified from participating in BDA politics

      So, Rhonda, please enlighten me as to how the OBA mirrors the tea party. Because from what I have seen and heard you are a thoroughbred tea partier and yet you can’t even tell. So sad.

      I await your response.

      • LOL (Original TM*) says:

        Exactly dont hold your breath though these paid PLP bloggers would not respond to you. Anyways I can’t see them winning the argument they are only here to reinforce the thinking of those like them.

        LOL

      • Redman says:

        @ Sad,

        You certainly said a mouthful there and all true.

        PLP & their Supporters = The Bda Tea Party!

    • LOL (Original TM*) says:

      The PLP has that name locked down already

      LOL

    • in the now says:

      Rhonda the only tea party in Bermuda is the plp

      usa tea party against- immigrants
      plp/bda tea party-against Prc’s & expat

    • Tough Love says:

      Love it!

      • LOL (Original TM*) says:

        cause your in the tea party………..

        LOL

    • Garrus says:

      Rhonda, your hatred is really distorting your reality. I know you don’t mean to tell lies but that’s exactly what you are doing.

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      First the OBA are anti-Bermudians, pro-business/foreigner, now they are nationalistic right wingers… please let us know when you have made up your mind as to which reality you are subscribing to today. In the mean time, the rest so us will be living in this one, the one where the only part with far right (and for that matter, left) wing ideological members is the PLP. The OBA are pretty much straight down the middle, where business and entrepreneurship lives and thrives, trying to create a strong middle class to support itself.

  21. swing voter says:

    Opportunity abounds ;-)

  22. ShortSight says:

    The only thing Kim Swan ever contributes to discussions nowadays is “we need a golf course back in St. George’s”

    Reporter: “So Mr. Swan, what do you think about Bermudians being out of work?”

    Kim Swan: “It’s a dire situation, we need to reopen the golf course in St. George’s.”

  23. Luis Suarez says:

    Sell out Kim. Good man, turned bad. I can’t believe you have done this mate.

  24. Conservative, Right or Left Wing? says:

    PLP what is the matter with your Executive and Caucus?

    With the Public’s disappointment with the OBA you could run anyone in Constituencies 1, 2 and 6 under the PLP banner and they would handily win the Seat for the Party.

    MP Swan and MP Wayne Furbert gave all their youth and their best years to the UBP and now when they have absolutely no political currency left the PLP give them a new lease of life instead of preparing for the 2017 General Elections with a new infusion of talent and ideas to radically turn around the Party, which of late sounds like a broken 1990s civil rights student union CD.

    PLP Caucus and Executive you have really lost your way in the quest for re-election and the Party clearly now lacks any real vision, no will or energy at the top and clearly no real Leadership.

    Embracing all the UBPs rejected Candidates is a bad strategy and it will cost the PLP, have we forgotten Dec 2012 already and the multitude of voices that told Premier Cox to change course and tone?

    What is the PLPs real message, ideals and strategy for 2016? You Bies need to stop the foolishness mate.

    Complete and utter nonsense, it’s like Bank if America hiring all of Enrons former Executive or the Democrats using G W Bush for their next campaign.

  25. kat says:

    KS is desperate to get his seat and MP salary back. Simple as that. Ideology be damned.

  26. Ace Girl says:

    Mr Swan how could you? . Does that mean the years you were UBP Premier that your values were really that of the PLP ? Or is just ‘opportunity knocks’? It is difficult to understand how one can be so indoctrinated with one philosophy and yet cast it aside when you drop from favour. You should have held your head high an walked way. Furthermore why does it ALWAYS have to be the race I card? Just admit you failed!

  27. Starting point says:

    I don’t see an issue with it, change comes from within, if Swan can bring some UBP fiscal responsibility and business ethic to the PLP then the party will be better for it, we need more UBP / OBA blood in the PLP imo.

  28. bermuda bouy says:

    Kim, I Walked past the OBA offices the other day and every one was laughing hysterically. Was that when you asked if you could join them!!!!!

  29. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Kin Swan…looking for the next big paycheck after the UBP one ran dry! Rats from a sinking ship…looking out for “Bermudians” bullsh*t!!!

  30. Triangle Drifter says:

    Really Kim??? What did they promise you? A Ministry if the electorate is ever gulible enough to vote them in again? This is the crowd that destroyed your golf club. Have you forgotten? This is the crowd that ignored St Georges. This is the crowd that vilified you.

    Really Kim???

    The OBA would have happily taken you in. Everything I have ever heard you say alligns you with the OBA much more than the PLP.

    Enjoy your couple days of fame before you are of no further use to them & get thrown in the political dumpster.

    • Ain’t that something u’lot ? Sad yes, but true…all of it! :-(

    • huh says:

      Glad to see Mr. Swan has shown all of Bermuda that he is a political chameleon

      • Coffee says:

        What’s incredible is the fact that we were able to witness a phenom in Bermuda that would be and should be considered a serious political , social and mental mass exodus from the historically controlled elitist United Bermuda Party , to a political entity conjured up by political and social scientist in the employ of the same elitist controllers of the now abandoned UBP .
        History has a specific name or set of names which describes explicitly the types of beings so affected by the phenom . Some call them SHAPE SHIFTERS , as they are prone to change their appearance according to the environment or situation . The English refer to them as CHANGELINGS , because the genuine is swapped out for the imposter .
        Personally I like to refer to the members of the OBA as THE REPTILIANS , simply because when they abandoned the UBP en mass they did so in the fashion of the serpent described in the Old Testament and people like Craig Cannonier were sold the lie that the treasures of the world could be available to them IF one is willing to follow us . I ask you , where is Craig Cannonier today ?
        What is his mental condition ? Does Dunkley still got his back ?
        For those of you who will resort to calling a good man such as Kim Swan a chameleon , you do so out of ignorance and unbridled hatred because if you cannot control someone politically , then you attempt to kill the politics out of them .
        Farewell Mr.Swan , you have Bermudas interest at heart , that is your life’s calling no matter what party or no party you represent .

      • Had this not been such a “serious situation” I would say Kim’s not a political chameleon but more like a political comedian. So sad:-(

        • X man says:

          Yes’ Kim does have his antics – but he is a very hard worker when he is elected.
          He clean up may area when he was MP – got a road cleaner, Got the Police to do Patrols,helped get rid of the druggies,
          Got street lights, – Kim has made his choice and it won’t be long before he stir’s the pot.– remember he my not
          be the most articulate but he has many years of experience is not afraid to voice his opinion.
          Vision: a Dangerous man on the horizon for the OBA.

  31. aceboy says:

    LOL

    Kim Kim Kim

    Good luck, you are going to need it.

  32. Watching says:

    Many of you are upset because you all know that Kim will win Constituents number 2. It looks like the OBA is on its last days.

    • LOL (Original TM*) says:

      If that was the case would he not be in parlement already?

      LOL

    • Trulytruly says:

      3 years to wait. A lot can change by then.

    • PBanks says:

      Oddly enough, Kim Swan wanted the OBA not to run in #2 so that he’d have a better chance at beating the PLP rep on his own… in the end that race could have gone a number of ways. And now this has come to pass. Next election is a ways away though, as Trulytruly said.

    • Redman says:

      @ Watching,

      Then sad to say but it will also be Bermuda’s last days, enjoy the poverty.

  33. BDAGIRL says:

    Kim Swans slams the PLP “The Government has been treading water on the Causeway. They’ve treated the people of St. George’s and St. David’s like orphans while wasting millions of dollars in overspends on other large capital projects.”
    Kim Swan got tired of being an orphan and has joined the PLP. SMH

  34. O'Brien says:

    Oh Kim – do you really think they will give you a seat? Don’t be foolish. They will use you and then when you are of no further value to them, they will discard you.

    But you must see, Kim, what all this says about you. No values, no principles, just a lonely opportunist. Sad really.

  35. somuchless says:

    And I thought the PLP was getting better lol

  36. Just a matter of time says:

    Keep up the hateful rhetoric all you haters. It was just a matter of time and it will be a matter of time before more and more people see the OBA for what they truly represent while they are continually stripped of any social conscious. People have their own timeframes in seeing the light but that’s ok. The main thing is finally seeing the light. It happens to the best of us. Welcome and congrats Kim! You have a lot of support. I know you will add value to the party.

  37. Tell the Truth says:

    I’m dying at them holding up the PLP shirt like he plays for a sports team and was just traded to a new team. This is such a joke. This country is a mess.

    • PBanks says:

      It is kind of funny that way. Wonder what his signing bonus was.

    • LMAO says:

      Mr. Swan, Green makes you look even more handsome!

  38. real talk says:

    Rawlins,Simmons,Furbert and now Swan.

    Two party Chairmen and two UBP party leaders. clearly there is something here.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      If you can’t beat them, join them & when you have enough, change them.

      Ah ha! The PLP will become the new UBP. It is all part of the Master Plan by the great mysterious Masters of all who nobody can name but are sure that they control our destiny from some mysterious place in secret rooms, probably deep inside the RBYC.

      Yeah, that what it is. All part of The Plan.

    • Tell it like it is says:

      You are confusing the current leader of the OBA with Kim Swan. The current OBA leader doesn’t have any principles. Remember the open mike when he criticized Kim Swan in the most vile way. He is the worst of the ubp. OBA has the nerve to criticize the PLP about principles. Look what they did to Craig. That was the most vicious state of affairs that ever happened in Bermuda . Set the young man up then cut his throat. This country is in trouble because when evil things like that happen, no good can come out of it.

    • LOL (Original TM*) says:

      not really All I see is people that from all accounts stated they felt they were not getting anywhere and no have their hand out to a new organization the question is will they now get what they wanted?

      LOL

  39. aceboy says:

    I imagine all sorts of offers are being made to Lister now.

    If he joins we may have another election.

  40. Kims a nice guy,passionate and bullheaded.At the same time it is a team effort…right up until dey put deah hands on dat checkbook.Dein it’s a freeforall,cluster@#$%…..and one agenda…it is quite bad actually,money to a chile at dinner time innah candy store….with a toy stuah right next tuit….but guid lunk doe….you’ll need all you can get.My view….they’ll pick yah brains an shrow you way…

  41. PBanks says:

    It’s just bizarre. Former UBP members, all black, they at some point said, yes, the UBP represents me and my interests, not the PLP. Then, they each felt used by the UBP (as a surrogate, token face, etc). Fine. But every single one of them, rather than going/staying Independent or forming a separate political group, instead drifted to the same party that lambasted them. Didn’t even explore alternative party option as Terry Lister appears to be contemplating at the moment.

    Is it the hunger for getting immediately back into a position of influence (MP or Senator) that drives them? A reluctance to hold their own ideals and instead compromise to join their political opponents? Or, less cynically, is it a true desire to ‘change from within’? Or even, as some PLP supporters may believe, the ‘scales fell from their eyes’?

  42. Alvin Williams says:

    Welcome to the people’s party Mr. Swan; disregard the critics ; the detractors; you may have been a long standing member and even leader of the former UBP; but no one can dispute that even within those halls of political power; he did not speak up for the small man and the Bermudian. the record is there for all to see.
    This is just one more indication that it becoming clear that over on the other side of the political divide; there is no room for the black politician with a social conscious or a pro-Bermudian stance. So we will see even within the voters realm a return to a political leadership that is going to put Bermudians first in their own country.

    • Chaos Theory says:

      “you may have been a long standing member and even leader of the former UBP; but no one can dispute that even within those halls of political power; he did not speak up for the small man and the Bermudian. the record is there for all to see.”

      “…he did NOT speak for the small man…”

      Freudian slip ?

      Thanks for confirming.

  43. Mr K Swan. What makes you think your new found party will listen to you. They should give out flip flops not shirts.

  44. LOL (Original TM*) says:

    So question when do you think they will put him up front to trash about the OBA and the Bermudians they rep.

    LOL

  45. Bullseye says:

    He effectively ran in the last election to split the vote in his area and hand the constituency to the PLP.

    The voters didnt buy it then, and they won’t buy it now.

  46. Redman says:

    I heard Mr. Furbert say that the OBA are shaking in the boots for if Mr. Swan runs in St Geo then its lights out! (or words to that effect)

    That may be true, however I suggest it will be all Bermudians who should be shaking in their boots; especially if we put this clueless PLP back in power anytime soon. Let the games begin.

  47. Terry says:

    You wonder where the $800 million went?
    Operation Pressure Cooker is taking hold.

    Evil hands abroad and resident here in Bermuda.

    Votes is what they want.

    By any means necessary.

    Stay tuned for the next year.

    Had a chat with Jean Dixon. She said I was spot on.

    Shalom.

    • Trulytruly says:

      Terry you often speak a load of gobbledygook but you are correct when you say tuned for next year. This the plp’s time to shine, next year the gloss will be stripped off bare, for all to see the rot.

  48. LOL(original TM*) says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    This is the JOKE OF THE DAY!!! NO PRINCIPLES. HE WAS THE WORST OF THE UBP.

    • Tell it like it is says:

      You are confusing the current leader of the OBA with Kim Swan. The current OBA leader….remember the open mike when he criticized Kim Swan in the most vile way. He is the worst of the ubp. OBA has the nerve to criticize the PLP about principles. Look what they did to Craig. That was the most vicious state of affairs that ever happened in Bermuda . Set the young man up…. This country is in trouble because when evil things like that happen, no good can come out of it.

    • LOL (Original TM*) says:

      I did not write this note the O is cap’t

      LOL

    • Cleancut says:

      Marc Bean didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, shows you the PLP Mafia is still issuing orders.

  49. kevin says:

    Wow Swan you must have really seen the ‘light’ must have been blinding good luck you will be remembered but not the way you had hoped but please please don’t knock on my door I wouldn’t want to waste my time

  50. Unbelievable says:

    So let me get this straight……..

    Kim Swan, the man who refused to let the UBP die come hell or high water, said the party had so much to still give, who refused to join the BDA and was the last man standing when the UBP finally did dissolve…….has now joined the PLP!!??

    Who else sees right through this desperate attempt at trying to be relevant?

  51. Uh Oh says:

    Wow… Laverne…. you ok? I know it must be difficult for you, ex-UBP leader and all. Must be a jagged pill to swallow having to smile and be accepting??

    And Mr. Butler…. how does this sit with you? The former UBP leader being embraced by your party that pretty much showed you that you were yesterday’s news??

    • Unbelievable says:

      I know! With the grudges that she clings to, this must really difficult for her.

      if course, she’s going to come on here and say “Oh I like Kim Swan!”.

  52. TSOL says:

    i agree with both LOL and Bullseye. He’s basically been PLP in all but name since he decided to keep the UBP going to split the vote. I give it maybe a week or two before he’s trotted out to bad mouth and make wild accusations against the government. And he’s completely and utterly expendable.

  53. Joonya says:

    That evil, demonic UBP.. all of them! Well, er, except for the ones that join us.. we like them because they have the “experience and passion” for improving Bermuda. LOFL gotta love Bda politricks. Fickel bunch.

  54. Chaos Theory says:

    United Bermuda Labour Party
    UBLP

    Progressive Bermuda Party
    PBP

    United Bermuda Party Loving Party
    UBPLP

    Progressive United Bermuda Party
    PUBP

    United People’s Front for the Love of A Party Party
    UPFLPP

    The Party that Loves to Party for a United Bermuda Party
    PLPUBP

    The choices are unlimited

  55. Coffee says:

    Kim Swan . The right man for the right time !!!

    • Creamy says:

      You’ve changed your opinion of him since this morning, I notice.
      Typical.

  56. JH says:

    As an independent, at least he still had a bit of credibility.

    Now he’s joined the ranks of Flip Flop and that talk show host’s husband.

    No credibility at all.

    Guess that’s why PLP took him in.

  57. fred says:

    Wake up folks. Here’s the proof. Politicians (ubp, plp, oba, black, white, pink, yellow, etc.) are only in it for what they can get out of it; they are not there to help the people..

    • LMAO says:

      Correction Mr. Swan is regular folk. Ride the bus next to me. I don’t see any other politician as common and a believer as Mr.Swan.

      • Cleancut says:

        Thats right, he’s desperate for GP1 again.

        • jokers says:

          Can’t be desperate for what he didn’t have. Check its your shame faced pass PCC that still lives in tax payers dwellings. He walks the talk and talk the walk – He’s gain nothing by the move but a free shirt and his own shirt on his back that he worked for.

          • Cleancut says:

            How long do you think it will be before they realize he’s a no brainer.

        • The Underground Movement says:

          You sound Threatened by Kim.- and so was Dunkley and so is Marc Bean,– there are several Politicians
          would love to be driven around by the GP1.

      • Redman says:

        @ LMAO,

        Well clearly he now he wants to drive a GP car, that way he wont have to ride the bus with regular folks.

    • Double Standards says:

      Agreed!

      There are no such things as ideologues in BDA politics hence the ease to switch into a new party and become a candidate and MP/Senator overnight and over long dedicated partisans.

      Same old parties doing the same old stuff. No difference but the color of their flags.

    • The Underground Movement says:

      Agreed about many Politicians out for themselves. – but there was something a little different about Kim.- I lived near him and got to have several talks with him – he had a deep feeling about Public Service than most Politicians. – he was extremely down to earth and was not afraid to criticize anybody or any Politician who he thought was not doing the right thing.

  58. Tell it like it is says:

    Kim Swan knows where all the bodies are buried. He was there when chairperson Rawlins was in the UBP. She resigned and gave a damning report concerning members of the then UBP who happen to be in the current OBA cabinet.

  59. edwin says:

    At least he sat down and thought about which party had Bermuda’s best interest at heart.Unlike all those UBP ER’S that went overnight from UBP to OBA without any thought and decided that was the way to go, and now many of you are very unhappy about how things have turned out and are very quiet about it. Like the guy on the talk show the other day, said he supported the ideas of the Peoples Movement but didn’t march because he didn’t want people to associate him with the movement, and I’m sure there are many more like him.

  60. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    well u know once u hit the pinnacle of your career its all downhill after that.

  61. Realist says:

    Some change political parties like I change my underwear.
    How can someone’s ideologies change so abruptly. I could not trust anyone who changes parties after such dislike for the other side.Just trying to feather their own nests!

  62. Shaking my head! says:

    Look at the second picture, talk about lack of trust ! I`m telling you MB he`s after your job !! Ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha Can`t wait to see how this plays out. Let the infighting begin !!!

  63. Unbelievable says:

    Bermuda Politics gets weirder and weirder all the time.

  64. UBP says:

    The PLP/UBP.

    • Mike says:

      Absolutely.

      Best comment so far!! Shame others don’t see that.

  65. Terry says:

    Operation Pressure Cooker.
    Enjoy the surf.
    The tide is what you should be worrying about.
    Shalom.

  66. Unbelievable says:

    ‘Member that time when Wayne Furbert said in the news in 2007 or so that he knew in his “heart of hearts” that no one in the UBP was racist? That he has spent so much time with them and no one ever demonstrated any racism. Remember that? It’s on the internet. Look it up people.

    Now Kim Swan is heading over to the PLP. I see a trend.

  67. Chronically Cynical says:

    I like Kim Swan and think he’s a great guy, but this move comes across as mighty self-serving…

    • The Underground Movement says:

      It won’t be long before he lets it known that he’s back. in the Political arena — and sooner than you think – trust me’

      • LOL (Original TM*) says:

        All that would do is prove these guys right the self serving part. He should take a back seat and let those before him try their hand and “new blood” first as they have put more time in then Kim has with the party. Or is this a pinch hitter for the team and all those that thought it might be their turn have to take the back seat again.

        LOL

  68. UBP says:

    Kim will be talking about all those evil people in the OBA next. Just watch and listen!

    • The Underground Movement says:

      Oh yeah – Im waiting for his first rant on the topic!

  69. Sour grapes says:

    Some people ain’t got no shame!

  70. just saying says:

    I guess it’s lonely out there as the only UBP….How can you just change your political alliance like a shirt….self serving does come to mind….I do not think I can trust anyone who crosses the floor…it’s like they don’t know what the heck they believe in…won’t be getting my vote…and no..I’m not OBA but voted PLP…it’s ridiculous..giving up with politics..they all the same….blah blah blah…

  71. Tolerate says:

    It confuses me as to how a politician who comes to make decisions based on their beliefs and standards can all of a sudden change them. After-all, when setting out on a political path, do you not pick the Party you wish to represent on those same beliefs and standards. Now I understand that there will never be a party that is 100% (unless you start it), based on your beliefs or standards, but it should be pretty close.
    Now you go on and become a leader of this Party, and mold it further to your beliefs and standards, while fighting off the opposition to your party who publicly oppose you at every turn. Ridiculing you for your beliefs, shaming you for your standards.
    Now Mr. Swan, the UBP Party that you chose is no longer around; but will you have the public believe that the PLP Party is not that same party that has opposed you for the duration of your political career?
    At a time when Bermuda is trying to recover from the bad decisions that the same PLP Party made for this country, and needs time to allow new people to try and salvage this situation; you decide now is the time to betray your beliefs and standards.
    I only ask why? I know that you may or may not even read this, and are not committed to owe me an explanation; but at some point you will have to; at least to the people of Bermuda you wish to continue receiving the same support you have in the past.
    You were presumed brave for sticking with your Party (UBP), and bold for running Independent in a time when the OBA Party may not have been the Party to side totally with your beliefs and standards.
    I know you had a run in with the OBA due to the Gaming Referendum, but to run to the same Party that you have opposed (and have opposed you) for your whole political career is just mind blowing to me.
    Many have said that in the past you have stood for just causes and been a champion for the people; a true and honest politician (hard to come by), so I have to ask why?
    SMH

    • Eastender says:

      POPPYCOCK

      THE OBA PARTY STARTED ON A L I E

      PAID BLOGGERS, FOLLOW A SECRET PLAN SCRIPT

      MR. SWAN EXPLAINED ON THE SHERRI JAY SHOW WHY HE WAS JOINING AND HE HAD BEEN THE ONLY POLITICIAN IN ST. GEORGE WE CAN BELIEVE.

      GO CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU WRITE,

      • Eastender says:

        POPPYCOCK

        THE OBA PARTY STARTED ON A L I E

        PAID BLOGGERS, FOLLOW A SECRET PLAN SCRIPT

        MR. SWAN EXPLAINED ON THE SHERRI JAY SHOW WHY HE WAS JOINING AND HE HAD BEEN THE ONLY POLITICIAN IN ST. GEORGE WE CAN BELIEVE.

        GO CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU WRITE,

      • Tolerate says:

        Wow,
        Nice to see I have your attention. Paid Blogger??? You have only shown your true colors.”If you’re not blindly with us you’re against us”. Typical response from the sheep. Get a clue. I am NEITHER OBA or PLP and opened a discussion on how OUR Politicians can spend their whole careers based on beliefs and standards and expect people to just STUPIDLY accept when they change them on a whim and expect no recourse.
        By the way Eastender; I am one too, but obviously unlike you, I am not as gullible. CHECK YOUR FACTS!!!! (hey look a CAPS LOCK)
        I don’t give a rats ass what was stated on some gossip show to appease you (personally I don’t spend my day listening to that shit). I have followed this mans career for some time now and lived the utter disrespect and BS he has had to deal with from the PLP.
        “I know his passion and want to help?” “PLP evolve under Marc Bean?”
        Keep fooling yourself. Come on Kim, give us the real reasons.

        I am so finished with our so called leaders.

        SMDH

    • Eastender says:

      ALSO PERHAPS THEY OBA IS NOW THE WORST THAN THE PLP

      THEY LIE

      THEY LIE

      THEY LIE

      THEY ARE NOT FOR BERMUDIANS

      THEY ARE NOT FOR BERMUDIANS

      • Tolerate says:

        Good point, although you make a statement without facts?
        One would figure a thorough review of the OBA’s first term (which I still believe would be too soon due to the damage they have to repair) would be a better time to be able to judge.
        Bermuda is in a rebuild phase and we need everyone to get on board. Interesting how this will play out.
        You did however say “PERHAPS”…..

  72. Time Shall Tell says:

    A lot of these comments prove my point that party politics doesn’t work. This is the very same man applying attempting to apply the very same skill set that he was praised for under one party but now that he wishes to apply the same skill set under another party he is now said to of “lost credibility”? Is it the banner he is now standing under or is it what he can offer the island as an individual that is more important? Too much blind following of party banner rather then the individual merit of those who serve under the given banner.

  73. Come On Man says:

    What position is he playing on the team? Since he is holding up his new jersey, I can’t see what number he’s gonna have.

    • Follow the trail says:

      These lame OBA paid bloggers need a higher paying job.

      Mr. Swan is an honest broker and you’ll are angry like Mr. Wood whom socialized with both the UBP and PLP at the same time but had is angry that it doesn’t work anymore.

  74. Interested says:

    So what happens if Suzann decides to cross the floor?

    • The Underground Movement says:

      It could Happen – anything goes today.

  75. patricia says:

    The PLP is now the new UBP.

    Help this island Lord for they know not what they do.

    • The Underground Movement says:

      Kim has made a Choice to which party he chose.
      Read his reasons why and you will see that his thoughts line up perfectly with the PLP.
      The PLP are more than happy to have him.- it’s the OBA supporters that are stunned by this move.

  76. Need Peace says:

    Funny, I haven’t really seen any PLP representatives other than Rodney what’s his face go to the OBA/UBP. I wonder why? Good move Kim Swan. MP Wayne Furbert seems happy enough. Thad Hollis, Sylvan Richards and Leah Scott, this is your calling as well! You’re too pure for the OBA!

    • Secret Committee says:

      Easy, PLPers are NOT wanted !

    • Cleancut says:

      Trevor Moniz and grant Gibbons are pure. But you have no idea what pure is.

  77. Secret Committee says:

    Do you really think the UBPers that have infiltrated the PLP will tow that party line? I think not. They are after self indulgence period.
    Another non-performer for the PLP ! You can have him.
    The PLP even accepting Furbert and Sawn is laughable.

  78. moving forward says:

    Kim Swan has never impressed me as a politician. So he’s in the right party to continue not impressing me.

  79. The Underground Movement says:

    Kim actually brings a wealth of experience to the PLP camp – this move could make the the PLP 20% more
    aggressive to what it already is.
    Many Staunch OBA supporters don’t take this guy very lightly ! he will turn it up’ — I’m waiting to see what his first rant will be about -
    More Gas has just been thrown in the Political fire.

  80. islandguy says:

    As they say put brain in gear before engaging your mouth!
    He must have memory lost!Does he remember what the,the PLP govt done to his golf course!What he said at that time,How many people they put out of work.
    Heck meet me in town ill give you a t shirt if thats what you want, thats about all your going to get.

  81. That’s one way of telling the age of some people :-( The O.B.A. was formed so we may improve life for one another and not for the few like some want you to believe, “Need Peace”.
    I not only hear but also see the things One Bermuda Alliance are doing to make that “dream come true”. I’m sure you’ve been told, “most things worth having in life is worth waiting for” So there you have it, be patient and remember, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and nor shall Bermuda be back up on an even keel overnight…

    • OMG says:

      Raymond Ray are you bipolar one day your blogging insults to members of another party, then today your talking about NEED PEACE. lolo you better stop eating that food from the East Filip and stick to something home grown.

  82. Enough says:

    So all we have had to endure hearing over the past 2 years is that the OBA is just the UBP in disguise and that nothing has changed, etc etc…..

    Yet the PLP have no problem in welcoming people from the UBP?

    I didn’t think the PLP could be anymore hypocritical than they already were but yet again I am left astounded by their constant flip flopping when it comes to decisions and positions on matters.

  83. balanced facts says:

    Swans endorsement of Bean as leader is the most disturbing aspect of the whole “flip flop”…Premier Bean, Wayne Furbert in Tourism and Kim Swan as Minister of anything is not very inspiring…the three of them at a meeting at the White House or 10 Downing St…? Lets be real!

    • Concerned Citizen says:

      Ok Terry, we understand you views……or is this the political scientist who is cut from T Listers same self-serving cloth? Anyway, well done Kim Swan, you have some OBA folk going crazy, lol! Marc Bean must put fear into the OBA and their surrogates/informants hearts…..a political master-stroke to attract a man of Kim Swan calibre and integrity!

  84. Enough says:

    Jahmal Simmons, Wayne Furbert and Kim Swan were all vocal about the issues in the PLP, but have now joined it! What does this say about them?

  85. North Rock says:

    OMG this is an absolute disater for the OBA. Dunkley, get medical attention for the trembling in your heart !!! We are lost….give in now…the thought of Kim running anywhere should immediately put the fear of the lord in your heart…

    Isn’t there a couple of rap stars called L’il Kim and L’il Wayne ?

    Grant, your the only one left to go over ….you going ???

  86. aceboy says:

    Mr. Swan and Mr. Bean,

    Please be advised that for the past few weeks I have been looking at investment properties in Bermuda with a view to purchase. After seeing this latest “move”, however, I am shelving these plans as I believe this is nothing more than an attempt by the PLP to try and force another election. Should the PLP be successful and should they actually win that election my money will go elsewhere.

    Well done Kim and the PLP. This annoucement just prevented a Bermudian from investing in Bermuda.

    THAT is how serious I take this.

    You have a nice day.

  87. clearasmud says:

    @ time will tell, I agree 100%. It appears from some of these comments that some people believe in the right to choose so long as it is the choice they would make! Democracy at work!LOL!

  88. All of old.Nothing else ever.Even tried.Ever failed.No matter.Try again.Fail again.Fail better.
    Samuel Becket.

  89. You never know what’s around the corner.It could be everything .Or it could be nothing.You keep putting on foot in front of the other, and tjen one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.

  90. Former supporter (now abstaining) says:

    Well the PLP aren’t helping their cause at all…

  91. UBP says:

    Mr.Swan taking care of himself as we pay.

  92. Just a matter of time says:

    The hateful rhetoric continues and the haters are way too blind to see the pattern arising of defectors or objectors or those who slink in the shadows away from the OBA/UBP ‘ideology’ and why this is happening. Just how I like it. It’s not as simple as an old UBPer crossing over as certain persons may want us to think. It’s easy to change your ideologies after witnessing the shenanigans of the current OBA/UBP (surrogate black leaders, Jetgate, open mic insults, muted OBA backbenchers, etc..) Kim, Wayne, Gweneth, Jamal, Thad resigning (why?),the shameful infamous legacy of the crucifixion of Craig (you think he hasn’t been affected by all of this and maybe is now on his way to seeing the light?), the lies and broken promises, back door policies and deals, putting non-Bdians first, Bdians with college degrees unemployed while foreigners are working, etc. Throwing their own under the bus is becoming an art form for them. Listen up folks and pay attention. The demographic MAJORITY are not stupid yet they keep getting insulted to look like they are. Now a certain radio station is being labeled with all sorts of coded word language yet operates no differently than the other more right winged ones. Yup, the OBA is definitely a one term Govt. For those who say they will take their money, investments, etc then go ahead. Your kind is not wanted here anyway. That boogeyman tactic is old. You will be replaced when better ideas to advance Bda and Bdians come with past lessons learned with another renewed and invigorated PLP. Go ahead and keep underestimating…