Gutter politics
Mark Golding-

Dear Editor,

The green mould that appears on rotten and spoilt cheese has got to the heads of many in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Let's begin with what took place at a JLP meeting this past weekend. I think one can clearly conclude that the garbage that was spewed on that political platform was competing with the pile-up of garbage all over Jamaica and the stench is high.

The first statements uttered at the meeting showed disdain for the Jamaican people as they implied that they will be shielding the prime minister, who taxpayers pay to answer their questions, from criticism. In which democratic society are the elected leaders shielded from criticism? Is Jamaica becoming a banana republic? This is the kind of contempt that the JLP Government now has for the electorate.

The second matter that shows how contemptuous they are were the utterances from Everald Warmington, who, by his behaviour, seems untouchable and immune from reprimand by the party.

Thirdly, the comment about chalk and cheese should just be placed in the incinerator, where it belongs, because it made no sense whatsoever, except that the "minister of disinformation" had to say something because a microphone was put before him.

The final thing, and this is the most egregious of all, is when Warmington said that by virtue of Opposition Leader Mark Golding's parents being born in Europe and Golding being born in Jamaica he cannot be prime minister of Jamaica. His words are bottom of the barrel politics and have no place in modern Jamaica. The JLP should repudiate him and condemn in the strongest of words such a crass statement.

I guarantee you that Professor John Golding, Mark's father, has done more for Jamaica than Warmington or any of those 63 Members of Parliament together, and his legacy still lives on.

Everald Warmington should learn to act decently and realise that not everyone appreciates his behaviour.

The JLP is a mouldy cheese that needs to be thrown out.

Ralston Chamberlain

ralston.chamberlain@alum.utoronto.ca

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