Sun | Sep 25, 2016

Mad at docile Opposition

Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

GIVEN THEIR large numbers in the House, I am disappointed, nay flabbergasted, at the silence of the Opposition on important issues. Had it not been for Dr Peter Phillips, there would not be one dissenting voice in the country.

Now, it says something of the good old 'Mama P'. She is either satisfied with what is happening, or does not have the capacity to mount any opposing argument. Truth be told, I do not believe that Mama P has shown in any way that she can fill the shoes of the previous People's National Party (PNP) opposition leaders. I, therefore, believe if those older folks sitting in the opposition seats, including Mama P, should simply step aside and allow the young Turks, perhaps of the calibre of the president of the PNP Youth Organisation, to lead, there could be a livelier Opposition.

This Opposition, one of the largest in the country's history, is sitting down and allowing Golding to wreck the country, with a chance of returning as prime minister again.

Golding thought it was easy to run a country and convinced a lot of people that was so. After two and a half years, he has effectively run this country to the ground. Imagine his trying to convince the people of Jamaica that he came to power with no money in the kitty, yet he was able to squander millions of dollars on Samuda's many office moves, Bartlett's $46-million office improvement, Aubyn Hill's $24 million for a year of service not yet seen, and $80 million for a 40-day job headed by a retired judge.

Mr Golding has disappointed greatly and I honestly just wish he would go away.

I am, etc.,

JM FLETCHER

Irish Town

St Andrew