Radio Plus hosted the former PM Paul Berenger and the current Finance Minister Rama Sithanen this Saturday for a debate on the Budget speech.
This turned out, to my surprise, to be a ‘civil’ debate as none of the guests indulged in the usual futile verbal feuds we had been accustomed to. Opposing views were put forward in a sensible manner with seemingly rational arguments on each side. Of course, the divergence of views was very much present but there was, more importantly, respect for the adversary and thus respect for the audience.
Could it be that our politicians can behave in a mature way and lead the way to the formation of a mature people and democracy after all?