Pri­vate-sec­tor lead­ers must launch party

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

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.

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