The argument by the ruling party that there’s insufficient talent to form a two-party system does not hold water. I find it even more incredible that PM Lee used a football analogy, that there is every country only sends one team (Straits Times, Why calls for two-party system won’t go away, April 8, 2011).
That’s the rule of the game by FIFA, not because there is insufficient talent in the participating countries. Brazil could easily send their third or fourth teams and still beat us and many others. The reason these countries are so good is that they have a robust competition internally to select the best to represent the country. And having the robust competition also spark interest amongst its people so that there’s a bigger pool of talents to hunt for to build up future teams.
All the more, we should have internal competition to bring out the best, be it in the ruling party or in the opposition. Thanks, PM Lee. You have made the arguments by the opposition for a two-party system easier.