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Crawford has no political future

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Where does Damion Crawford come from, telling Jamaican voters that they must take responsibility for their actions and stop depending on politicians to secure them a lot in life?

What are the prospects of him being popular for responding to constituents who ask, 'What can you do for me?', with the question, 'What were you doing for yourself at age 15?'

If it is true that 100 television cameras cannot put out a fire, we are in serious trouble. Our emphasis is PR first, then solutions. (Fire services, roads and other infrastructure in rural Jamaica did not become lacking at the last four changes in government.)

As a nation, we have spent so much time profiling, pandering and profiteering as we respond to the call of baser instincts, that we now seriously lag behind our potential. We find it even harder to countenance an MP who will tell people the truth that 'four pickney' is not a rÈsumÈ.

Now, clearly, MP Crawford does not intend to run in another election.