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Leave our politicians alone!

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read Peter Espeut's column in The Gleaner, September 2, 2016 and see that he wants to cause national turbulence by calling for all kinds of independent investigations into the current scandal that has been piercing the PNP's side like a thorn. I do hope that he is just writing for pleasure. Do you, Mr Espeut, hear the Jamaican people vociferously calling for heads to roll?

I believe the gangs are not at odds about any corrupt practice by their members, who allegedly collect monies 'under the table'. They are at odds that those monies have not been shared, so the offence here is gluttony and not corruption or anything of the sort. Those are party offences and not a national disgrace that needs cleansing, morally and legally. Mr Espeut, we are not interested in waking up any ant nest, so just leave our politicians alone. This is just an internal party misunderstanding and a plot to unseat 'Sister P' and cause confusion in the party ahead of the local government election, so there is no need to make a mountain out of a tiny hill.

The Government, the police, the corruption-overseeing agencies and the private-sector players are not doing much squealing, so why should you and I, the little people, bawl and shed crocodile tears?

And if you think I am just a pessimist, even though I am, just look and see if there will be any significant difference in the political behaviour, process and structure in the upcoming local government election. It shall be business as usual once this nine-day wonder is over.

Devion Lindsay

lindsaydevion@gmail.com