Principles Or Votes: Which Leg To Stand On?

How are politicians to behave when, having found themselves in fundamental disagreement with each other before, and loathed each other’s politics, now find themselves in the same corner eating from the same bowl all in the name of numbers and votes.

Politics hasn’t been the cleanest profession in the history of professions. We’ve admired and respected politicians with integrity, who stood up for what they believed in and never compromised on their principles.

The evolution from ‘principled politics’ to ‘interests-now, principles sometimes or later’ presents a dilemma of sorts for both voters and politicians.

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Shame on BotswanaPost, like-minded employers

Just recently, the Manual Workers Union successfully interdicted BotswanaPost from implementing new terms and conditions of employment for its members without the union’s knowledge.The union then took the BotswanaPost to court seeking to stop the postal parastatal from implementing terms and conditions of the workers who fall under their membership without being involved on their behalf.In his ruling, Justice Isaac Bahuma of the Gaborone...

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