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Boot Christopher Tufton, Arthur Williams

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 2:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I am baffled by some of the pronouncements I'm hearing in regard to the dilemma now facing the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party. All I can say is "serve them right".

What I find amusing is that these grown men and women of the Senate agreed to and signed undated resignation letters, thereby giving their leader a free hand to remove them from their appointed position whenever he feels that they are not in line with the party's position.

Like it or not, a resignation letter legitimately signed by you without duress, and given to be used at one's discretion, is indeed a valid resignation and should be treated as such.

Senators Ruel Reid and Dr Nigel Clarke were legitimately appointed by the governor general on the instructions of the opposition leader and should not be pressured into resigning, but should be allowed to serve in the capacity they were appointed. Why should they now be asked to suffer the ridicule of their peers in order that these wimps and lackeys can save face?

Like the kids they are, both Arthur Williams and Dr Chtistopher Tufton should be made to learn from their mistakes.

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