THE EDITOR, Sir:
I ask this question not out of disrespect for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) deputy leader and member of parliament (MP) for St Thomas Western. However, James Robertson's absence from the Andrew Holness platform, in Holness' bid to be returned as leader, and the lack of utterances whatsoever from him, for someone who has always backed Holness, seem deafening. We must investigate.
1. They were together in the Young Leaders Council and were the only two of that group to become MPs.
2. They knocked heads and formed, in part, G2K, when the party needed tremendous organisation to take it out of the political doldrums.
3. Deputy Leader Robertson has influence in the JLP's Area Council 2 of some 1,520, or 30 per cent, of the total delegate vote, which is considerable.
4. Is it the case that there has been political fallout, not known to many, between Holness and Robertson?
5. But, if Robertson's impact is so great, why has Holness not quickly embraced him?
Finally, will Holness' arrogance and hubris cause him to lose the leadership race on November 10?
CHARLES DEMONTAQUE (PhD)
Surrey, United Kingdom