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Some free leadership advice, Mr Holness

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 3:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The parliamentary Opposition is at it again, trying to repeat history as if it didn't happen before. It is a way of demonstrating that no lesson was learnt in previous sessions.

The opposition leader has gone to court claiming he's in need of clarification to know how to best proceed in future. And we may ask, what does he anticipate? Another round of undated letter signing that he can take to the governor general, who will just accept it as it is.

The best solution for the leader of Opposition right now is to call a critical meeting and ensure that all MPs, caretakers, senators, party lawyers and executive are present. He then needs to put all matters humbly on the table and get each individual's response. This he should have done before going to appeal, in light of his apology and acceptance of the Constitutional Court decision initially.

Mr Holness then needs to keep another critical meeting with all those having an issue with his leadership because of his decision to appeal.

If he can't achieve all of that, perhaps he should step aside. Leadership is about the leader standing alongside and pointing the direction, not dictating.

WINSTON MCLEAN

Junction, St Elizabeth