Contrast the responses of our Premier and Deputy Premier to the UK's recent announcement that it will be conducting a financial review of its Overseas Territories that operate as financial centres.
First, Deputy Premier Paula Cox:
"In the wake of the recent G 20 meeting concerning the troubled global economic and financial system it is understandable that the UK would want to better understand the role of its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories in the global financial system."
Second, Premier Ewart Brown:
"This should be an affront to every Bermudian... At a time when nations around the world are basking in the glow of the historic US election, some of the British territories are being brought to the knees of our colonial master by this intrusive intervention."
Which sounds more mature, more statesmanlike? Does the Premier really believe he's going to win any Bermudians over to the cause of independence with such a rant?