THE EDITOR, Sir:
Since Audley Shaw made it public that he had aspirations to challenge for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership, everyone who has come out batting for Andrew Holness has done so championing an opposite cause. This time, Tom Tavares-Finson. According to Mr Tavares-Finson, any JLP senator who does not want Andrew as leader should
step aside. When did national politics become party politics?
With utterances like Mr Tavares-Finson's, it makes you wonder whether these people consult with Mr Holness before they make public statements in support of him.
There is no way a so-called transformational leader like Mr Holness could support such madness. Every leader who bats for transformation, like Barack Obama, knows that you keep your enemies close. Mr Obama made Joe Biden his vice-president and Hillary Clinton his secretary of state in his first term.
Come on, Mr Tavares-Finson, there is no way you could support Mr Holness and his politics and not understand that the days of polarised politics are behind us. Unless you are actually putting forward those beliefs Mr Holness is afraid to utter himself. Maybe you are telling us that Mr Holness is saying that anyone who does not support him must step aside.
One thing is clear: The messages coming out of Mr Holness' camp are not in unison, and reflect a kind of thuggery and one-don style that we should firmly reject.
Constant Spring Gardens