— Alice in Wonderland (1951)Only within the upside-down world of Alice would much of what is occurring in this province make any sense. Still, the behaviours of such an inverted — some would say perverted — place, their origins in the Premier’s Office, ought not to extend to our few institutions.
But they do.
Politics in NL has been turned upside down.
An excessive level of stupidity, denial and self-interest — far more than normal — has infected our political process. That the Ball Liberals have prolonged the madness begun by the Tories does not make it any less mad. It has been allowed to run through the senior bureaucracy, too — try as the government might to create the perception of normalcy.