"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

NL First!

Fresh from his party's stunning results in Placentia & St. Mary's, Tom Hickey and his Newfoundland Liberation Front are sitting it out in Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi.

Just as well, perhaps, given that as the real provincial separatist party's candidate in said by-election recently announced on the Ministry of Truth that his platform is "Newfoundland and Labrador First!"


At 4:59 PM, October 23, 2006 , Blogger Liam O'Brien said...

It's hard to see how the Provincial PC Party is a "separatist party" of any sort. Heck, it's not even all that nationalist in its outlook of late. . . . unless you assume that any tirade from the premier related to equalization must be "nationalist." Even then, Nationalism doesn't necessarily need to have anything to do with separatism.

Danny might tap into NL nationalism from time to time, but then his gushing remarks after the accord signing and his government's conitnued allergy to joint management and other fisheries issues shows that he's looking in at that from some other perspective.

"NL First" is a laudible slogan (though it should come with specifics and planks -- ie J.M fisheries for instance . . . ), and like the party that bears its name, it need not be a separatist one . . . unless you first believe that in order for us to have NL come first on issues that matter to us, we must leave Canada . . . that may say more about your own view of Canada than it does on Danny's, Tom's or Jerome's.


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