PLP Launches New Initiative: “PLP Listens”

February 6, 2020 | 36 Comments

The PLP said they are “launching a new initiative entitled PLP Listens” which “leverages the internet to empower Bermudians to help shape the government’s agenda.”

A spokesperson said, “Today, the Progressive Labour Party [PLP] is launching a new initiative entitled PLP Listens. This initiative leverages the internet to empower Bermudians to help shape the government’s agenda for the remainder of its 5-year term. We invite the public to tell us what issues most matter to you and share your policy ideas here.

Screenshot of questions from the ‘PLP Listens’ page:

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“We’ve completed half of our 5-year term, and we want to hear feedback from voters on what we’ve done well, where they feel we can improve, and what they would like to see as a focus for the remainder of our term,” noted Premier David Burt.

“This is your opportunity to help shape the party’s priorities for the remainder of our term. Our caucus has started a half-term policy review, but I also want to hear from the voters who put us here, where you most want us to focus our energy.”

“We will be following up the PLP Listens campaign with 3 town halls to be held in April as we believe that good ideas can come from anywhere in the community. I encourage you to participate at plp.bm/listens,” the Premier concluded.

“All Bermudians are encouraged to submit their issue priorities and ideas here.”

Update 8.22pm: The questions on the page are now as follows below:

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  1. Oh please.. says:

    just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore ridiculous.
    Some of those questions are just plain offensive.

    Well done you all must be so proud!

    • When OBA first got in, they pushed their agenda to apease their voters.
      Now its PLP’s turn.
      So suck it up until you have your turn again.

      • sandgrownan says:

        Bwwwhahahaha….just when you thought the PLP couldn’t be more inept, offensive, and stupid than they already are……what a joke.

        David Burt really is incompetent, an empty suit, do nothing Premier. Hilarious.

      • question says:

        This kind of person this stupid crap is aimed at you OJ. It’s not surprising at all that you like it.

  2. Ringmaster says:

    April 1 has come early this year.

    • Look how many protests we had when OBA did not listen.
      We have not had any protest yet, so I guess they are listening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. April Fools says:

    That’s an oxymoron “PLP Listens”! Is it April 1st today?

  4. Not working says:

    When you go to the link provided it says “page not found” – thanks for listening!!!

  5. Donderered says:

    Those questions are laughable!

  6. aaron says:

    JOKES

  7. Onion_peels says:

    Will the Colonel be in charge of this new initiative?

  8. Funny says:

    Thank you Bernews for capturing a screenshot of the original questions. They have already removed/reworded several options that we’re openly homophobic/xenophobic. I guess someone forgot to convert party policy to PR spin when the list was published. Oops!.

    • Retro says:

      Sadly ,it’s more than likely an intentional mistake. Perhaps , some sort of convoluted political move but your theory could also be correct. I don’t know which is worse to be honest . Whatever the intent it’s definitely a new low.

      • Ringmaster says:

        Similar to posting the sale of 2 fast ferries and 2 tugs, only to have that withdrawn as an error?

  9. Question says:

    This is the funniest yet.
    WTF are they doing?

  10. Trump supporter says:

    I thought the circus left. These guys are so clueless, they would be better off saying muffin.

    #cluelessclowns

  11. Unbelievable says:

    They’ve run out of ideas and/or they aren’t creative enough to come up with any new ones. So what do they do? They turn to the people (who probably do have good ideas). Lazy.

    What a joke.

  12. Triangle Drifter says:

    Whoever put that list of questions together must have failed English grammar & especially composition miserably. Capitals on every word? Really? Talk about loaded questions! Who is going to say NO to any of them? What a load of dung! The party faithful will click away, easy to do, but anyone with a thought will shake their heads & pass it by.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      This is very similar (and no doubt intentionally) to their famous sugar tax survey.
      No matter how one responded it was almost impossible to say that you were not in favor of it.
      But yes , the faithful will think they’re deeply insightful questions and click away.

  13. steve says:

    Some of those questions are embarrassing and cringe worthy. Are there any grown ups in government that can create something better? Oh well lets all see this to the end

  14. B4Premier says:

    Embarrassing.

  15. Gina says:

    A Hahahahahahahahahahahah! you can’t make this stuff up!

  16. Not working says:

    Highly paid consultants came up with this! Maybe we should ask children to do the questions? After all they are our future – let them lead the way!

  17. navin johnson says:

    PLP listens…..except for Health Insurance…seems like no matter what they people say they are not listening…perhaps the PLP leaders will have their own free insurance that will be better than what is being forced on us”’

  18. Bermudian says:

    So sad…I want to laugh but I think I should cry.

  19. Birdlegs says:

    What is the point? They don’t listen.

    • Look how many protests we had when OBA did not listen.
      We have not had any protest yet, so I guess they are listening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Double S says:

        That’s because you would never protest the PLP no matter what they did. Instead you will let them run BDA Into the ground and then vote them out after the irreparable damage has been done.

        You are the absolute worst type of voter for democracy.

      • NEWS FLASH--OBA IS NOT THE GVT says:

        OJ–for goodness sake stop deflecting.

        The OBA is no longer the Gvt–PLP are and have been for many years–its time for PLP ministers to govern and stop acting like they are in the Opposition.

        It amazes me that when the Gvt fails on an issue the default position is to focus on the OBA–

        Why not try admitting failure, learning from past mistakes and take a re calibrated course of action and move on together for the good of ALL Bermudians

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Yes OJ . We all know that if the OBA handed out gold bars you’d still have had marches.
        We haven’t forgotten ‘By any means necessary’ and that’s all what those protests and marches were about. PLP politicking made simple, eh ?

  20. saud says:

    So…same sex marriage is ‘immoral’…but multiple children, by multiple men…is culture?

  21. sandgrownan says:

    The fact that the empty suit put his name to this is frightening in it’s stupidity.

  22. Jerry says:

    we dont kno and have not a clue what to do please give us ideas i mean WTF

  23. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    they only listen to themselves flapping their chops

  24. Joe Bloggs says:

    The PLP is in constant election mode, hence 25-11.

    Perhaps when a new party emerges it will learn this one lesson from the PLP.

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