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Holness is 'damaged goods'

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 5:42 PM


History will not absolve those who continue to support Andrew Holness as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, and, by necessary implication, a one-party government in the People's National Party.

Marketing Mr Holness is like marketing severely damaged goods. That, after the ruling of the Supreme Court that his removal of senators was unconstitutional, he went to church and apologised for his misbehaviour and almost immediately thereafter appealed against the ruling, is enough to discredit him and make him to be unworthy to be leader.

If all this is not bad enough, not only has he not resigned, as any self-respecting person should, but he has been flaunting himself almost everywhere as the person best suited to be the next prime minister, bringing Jamaica and its political system into disrepute.

Perhaps a stronger case is that, as leader, he has been unable to unite his party and so continues to preside over a party as severely damaged as its leader, because it has refused to jettison him.


Mandeville, Manchester