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If Parliament could go beyond tittle-tattle

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Go beyond

parliamentary tittle-tattle


Instead of this nitpicking in the Jamaican Parliament, members should be about the business of dealing with pressing issues of the country such as the economy, education, crime, and dare I mention health.

It's a sad fact, but true, that the decorum of statespersons of this country has been sinking lower and lower.

Heated debates are expected on crucial issues, especially in the Lower House. In the Upper House, one would expect more courteous behaviour. The recent crosstalk and tittle-tattle on comments by a member distract from the real business of Parliament.

This sort of action only serves to exacerbate the already low participation in the political process.