Throne Speech Reveals ‘Bizarro World’
Prince George, B.C. – UNBC political science lecturer Jason Morris may teach politics for a living but he’s never seen a throne speech like the one delivered yesterday in Victoria.
As 250News previously reported (see previous story here) it was loaded with goodies and promises not mentioned by the BC Liberals during the election campaign.
“It’s like a bizarro world in there with the throne speech promises the BC Liberals campaigned against, which the BC NDP and the Greens want to see but will vote against,” he says.
Morris adds it seems like the “long laundry list” of promises is simply political posturing.
“So that over the ensuing debate each time the NDP wishes to vote against something the BC Liberals can just say ‘but you promised that. That’s what you supported.’ It’s like Kabuki theatre.”
He says it was also noteworthy the speech mentioned very little for northern B.C. – instead focusing on pressing Lower Mainland issues like bridge tolls and tunnels.
“It feels so far removed from the political, economic and social reality of people in the North.”
At the very least, he says all the political ‘theatre’ will help inform the course in B.C. politics he’s due to teach this fall.
“I’d like to take a few weeks off but I’ve got a syllabus to revise. It would nice to use my old lecture notes but I can pretty much see they are all out of date.”