THE EDITOR, Sir:
The replacement of the Privy Council is one of the final steps evidencing freedom after Emancipation, adult suffrage and political Independence. It cannot be denied.
Why then would any right-thinking member of parliament insult our people by asking for their decision to replace the imperial Privy Council, an absolute symbol of the lack of ultimate freedom, through a referendum, when not even imperial Britain asks for that in the Constitution?
Those MPs who are asking for a referendum are not only insulting the people, but unmindful of their duty to free our people from the yoke of a foreign nation.
If they are really serious about the alleviation of poverty, don't they think the financial cost of a referendum could be better spent to this end, while not adding to our insurmountable debt burden? Don't they think our people are tired of elections? For that is what a referendum really is.
The Government should be reminded there is so much in our archives to reignite and inflame our minds about slavery and the struggles of our people.
OWEN S. CROSBIE