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#JaVotes2016: Young Phillips knocks Shaw over 10-point plan

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 2:04 PM
Phillips ... the JLP's new plan will take Jamaicans from prosperity to poverty, a reverse of the party's campaign slogan.

Mikael Phillips, the People's National Party (PNP's) incumbent MP for Manchester North Western has taken on the tone of his father, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, knocking the Opposition over its 10-point plan.

Addressing Comrades at a PNP meeting in Junction, St Elizabeth, the younger Phillips assigned a new name to Audley Shaw, the Opposition Spokesman on Finance as he ripped into the Jamaica Labour Party's recently unveiled plan.

"I challenge 'Fraudley' Shaw to come with a plan that is credible," Phillips said to loud applause.

The JLP's 10-point plan promises, among other things, to eliminate the income tax threshold for people earning $1.5 million or less.

The current threshold of $592,000 would remain for people earning more that $1.5 million.

But Phillips said the new plan will take Jamaicans from prosperity to poverty, a reverse of the JLP's campaign slogan.

"Only the People's National Party can carry the country forward. And the only person with a plan is sitting right here, Comrade Portia Simpson Miller," he said.