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PNP mudslinging premature, malicious

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM


After listening Peter Phillips' tirade against Andrew Holness and his home last Friday, I wonder if these politicians realise that it is behaviour like this that is turning off young people from the political process.

How do these politicians expect the youth to respect and admire them when they behave like his?

Since Holness promised to make his statutory financial statement to the Integrity Commission by the March 31 deadline, couldn't Phillips have waited and then call into question any omissions or doubts, as Holness says he will make it available.

There seems to be decorum in everything else but politics in Jamaica, and Phillips seems to have found a comfortable home in that environment. But, after more than three decades in the political system, shouldn't he allow a newer generation to find some way to bring back some dignity to the profession, instead of promoting this kind of witch hunt.

There is a good and bad way to do everything, and it certainly would not be good, after pulling the opposition leader through the mud, to find that he is above board after the election. How will that remove the perception Phillips has nurtured of him and how will it affect his family, including his children?

Shame on you, Dr Phillips.