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Clyde Williams chides PNP on inadequate economic discussions

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 7:53 PM

People's National Party member, attorney-at-law Clyde Williams, is blasting the leadership of the party for what he says is the lack of engagement on matters relating to the programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the economy. 

He made the comments in a post on Facebook today, following the weekend meeting of the party's National Executive Council.  

According to Williams, more time was taken up discussing the controversial application of former Jamaica Labour Party member, Joan Gordon Webley to join the PNP than what is usually spent on matters relating to the IMF programme, or a growth strategy. 

Williams says many comrades have been waiting in vain for discussions on issues which have a similar enthusiasm and rigour as they did in the 1970s. 

He adds that comrades are worried about the lack of public and consistent support for Finance Minister Dr Phillips and the IMF programme. 

The PNP's NEC on Saturday voted to return Gordon Webley's application for membership to the party executive for further review. 

PNP members have been publicly split on the issue.