Private-sector leaders must launch party
THE EDITOR, Sir: AS A Jamaican residing in the United States, I must admit that politics in Jamaica is an utter disgrace. The politicians governing our country are undeserving of any respect or admiration. Our politicians are a disgrace to our country and are the main reasons for the failure of economic prosperity and security in Jamaica.
How can any decent Jamaican support Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, a senior politician making threats against her own supporters! A politician who lacks any ability to express herself in a coherent and respectable way. I am ashamed of the fact that she was our prime minister and is our opposition leader. It confounds me that the ‘intelligent’ wing of the People’s National Party (PNP) continues to allow a leader like that to drag their party into the muck and embarrass their movement. She is a laughing stock on YouTube.
She is a shame to Jamaica and she should be removed as president of the PNP. She is a disgrace to the party of a Norman Manley and a Michael Manley.
This is not only about Mrs Simpson Miller. However, she is representative of the problem with the politics in Jamaica. Our politicians are people of the past, not the future. Which sensible Jamaican can make the argument that Paul Burke, Philip Paulwell and Peter Phillips are people who are of the future and capable of bringing Jamaica forward? What are they still doing in politics if not for the love of power? What do they offer this country? Nothing.