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Editorial | Wanting more from Mr Chuck

Published:Monday | September 12, 2016 | 9:00 AM

We agree with Delroy Chuck, the justice minister, on the need for greater transparency by political parties in the face of the campaign-finance scandal that currently envelops the Opposition People's National Party.

But, as Mr Chuck knows, statements ought not be confused with action. So saying that political parties should not see themselves as private clubs, of itself, achieves little, especially when Mr Chuck is in a position to do something about it.

Indeed, Delroy Chuck is a parliamentarian and a senior member of the Cabinet. He sits on committees of Parliament and is influential in his party.

What we expect Mr Chuck to do is not only appeal to the best instincts of the political parties, but to press for the Government and the Parliament and their relevant institutions to draft, pass and enforce the regulations for political parties and campaign financing, in accordance with a law passed by the legislature.