16 Aug '11, 7am

The first article now on the Party website

Posted: 16th August 2011 By Kenneth Jeyaretnam Pragmatism v Populism: A Deliberately Misleading Choice In his remarks on the Presidential Contest*, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh was quoted as saying that Singaporeans must choose between pragmatic and populist politics: “In pragmatic politics, Singaporeans will accept measures with short-term pain but long-term gain. In populist politics, they want immediate gratification and ignore the long-term costs. Which way will Singapore politics go?” This put me in mind of the remarks of our government leaders after the 1991 election in which the PAP lost an (at that time) unprecedented four seats. Then they said they were at a loss to explain how this could have happened other than that Singaporeans had a low threshold of pain. It is funny how gratification delay is always something that should apply to ordinary Singaporeans and not...

Full article: http://thereformparty.net/blog/2011/08/16/some-thoughts-o...

Tweets

Visit our website & share information with all your friends & family.

Visit our website & share information with all ...

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

Mr J. B. Jeyaretnam (1926-2008), founder of the Reform Party. The Reform Party was formed on 3rd July 2008. The newest act...

Press releases from The Reform Party

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

National Day 2011 Message from the Reform Party The Reform Party’s Response to the Setting Up of A Committee to Review Min...

The Reform Party Blog

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

Pragmatism v Populism: A Deliberately Misleading Choice In his remarks on the Presidential Contest*, Emeritus Senior Minis...

Come join The Reform Party & get involved with us.

Come join The Reform Party & get involved with us.

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

To put in place our plans for GE2016, we need your donations. Donate using the form on the right, or find out other ways t...

The Reform Party's contact details, feel free t...

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

About us Central Executive Committee Photos & Videos GE2011 Election Manifesto Five-Year Plan for West Coast GRC Five-year...

#fashion RHNJ: "Are there going to be any adult...

purseblog.com 15 Aug '11, 7pm

They should have just called last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey “In Which Everyone Watching at Home Tri...

#Dana #Thomas #debut in the #Robb #Report the #...

robbreport.com 17 Aug '11, 5pm

Have you received your invitation from Lord Fink? The one to the world’s biggest party ever? On September 15, British fina...

We call forth more women coming forth & joining...

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

The Reform Party Women’s Wing was set up to encourage women to stand up and participate in the cause of Reform, and to rep...

How to Host the Perfect Dinner Party via

How to Host the Perfect Dinner Party via

justluxe.com 16 Aug '11, 7pm

Dinner parties can be stressful for both the host and the guest. Although what to wear can be quite the conundrum, there a...

WOWZAS! hermes-lovers, check out this amazing S...

forum.purseblog.com 20 Aug '11, 3pm

I love This! Its just wonderful! I would love to be the Hermes of Crochet! I am glad i am not the only one they inspire to...

SAUCE Presents Sunday Brunch Party! #clubbing #...

e-clubbing.com 15 Aug '11, 9am

SAUCE presents the very first Sunday Brunch Party in Singapore. Drawing inspiration from the New York style brunch parties...

Pilgrims attend giant Madrid mass, launch party for pope

Pilgrims attend giant Madrid mass, launch party...

channelnewsasia.com 17 Aug '11, 12am

MADRID: Hundreds of thousands of sweltering pilgrims crammed into central Madrid for a giant open-air mass on Tuesday, lau...

Electoral Reform a Must Before Next General Ele...

blog.limkitsiang.com 17 Aug '11, 3am

By Kee Thuan Chye | 17 August 2011 Malaysian Digest PRIME Minister Najib Razak is suddenly so generous in calling for elec...

We Call forth the youth to come join our youth wing.

We Call forth the youth to come join our youth ...

thereformparty.net 17 Aug '11, 2am

The Young Reformers is a constituent branch of the Reform Party which caters programmes and activities for party members u...

Can We Have Health Reform Without an Individual...

organicconsumers.org 15 Aug '11, 5pm

The essential vote on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled that the individual-coverage mandate in President...