Today, the Progressive Labour Party announces that our Party Leader, David Burt, will accept the invitation from Generation Next for a debate on Monday, 3 July 2017 at the Bermuda Industrial Union.
Burt comments: "I am looking forward to debating Premier Dunkley and discussing the failed record of the OBA and the PLP's vision for the future. Under the OBA, the divide between the two Bermudas has gotten worse. We've lost 2,000 jobs despite the OBA promising to create 2,000 jobs. Our public schools are being neglected and scholarships have been cut. The cost of health insurance has skyrocketed. And, the OBA has looked out for their rich and powerful friends while working and middle class Bermudians have fallen further and further behind.
"The PLP has a vision to build a better Bermuda and put Bermudians first. We pledge to pass comprehensive immigration reform that ensures that Bermudians will have access to jobs and promotions and scrap Pathways to Status. We will reform public education to provide specialized training, especially in the STEM fields. We will increase competition to bring down the cost of health insurance. And, we will work to reduce duties and restructure our tax code to put more money in your pocket, reduce the cost of living and making it easier for working families to live and thrive in Bermuda.
"I am looking forward to the Generation Next Debate with Premier Dunkley, where the audience will see the differences in the OBA and PLP plans for our country."