My Take

The Youngspiration pair should do the right thing: disappear

Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang have caused enough damage to the city’s political life: instead of trying to get their Legco seats back, they should just call it quits

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 31 December, 2016, 12:16am
UPDATED : Monday, 02 January, 2017, 2:32pm

Some people just don’t know they have used up their 15 minutes of fame and then some.

It’s about time that noxious pair, Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang, be consigned to obscurity where they so richly belong. They have caused enough damage to practically all aspects of the city’s political life that, if they have any common sense and decency, they should just quit.

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But no, the two have decided to throw away another few millions of dollars to launch a last-ditch appeal to get themselves reinstated as lawmakers. They have disgraced themselves many times over, not just with the scandalous way they took their oaths of office, which led two high courts to bar them from taking up their Legco seats, but their shameless disruption of Legco meetings, often with the help of pan-democratic politicians.

Now they say they are launching their bid at the Court of Final Appeal in defence of Hong Kong’s core values. What core values and how does their case, even if accepted by the top court, help defend them? These are just meaningless words from mindless people with nothing to offer but disruption for disruption’s sake. Pan-democrats like to blame Hong Kong’s divisive politics and legislative gridlock on the outgoing chief executive, Leung Chun-ying. Well, CY couldn’t have done it all by himself. He had lots of help from the pan-dems, not the least of which was their bone-headed support for Yau and Baggio Leung, at least initially. Their support only waned after they realised the general public was completely disgusted by that golden pair. Now if CY could call it a day and not run for a second term, maybe those two could take a hint and quit too.

Youngspiration pair’s appeal to focus on Hong Kong’s core values

Many factors went into CY’s decision. One was surely the lack of support that he could expect from many members of the Election Committee. But unlike his enemies, I still think there is decency to the man. So I would like to think his decision was at least partly motivated by the realisation that if he ran a second time, he would bring all the bitterness and divisiveness with him into the new government.

Could someone tell those two the best thing they could do for Hong Kong is to help moderate if not end the bitterness and divisiveness by calling it quits?