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The artful dodger

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Have you noticed how 'proactive' and activist Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has been since his ascendancy as People's National Party leader, to the point of tripping over his own feet?

In a race to position himself in our brains, this skilful political scientist/organiser dashed to Alpart to outmanoeuvre government officials; tried to upstage Prime Minister Holness at the Usain Bolt Classic with his lengthy speech and got charred; has raced to set up 'land body', since we are vulnerable and gullible; and has been writing and appearing left, right and centre, so that he can't escape our attention.

But, have you also noticed how strangely silent and absent he has been from the burgeoning saga ('betrayal', some would say) unfolding in South East St Andrew, which is a potentially implosive party matter, over which you would expect him to take charge?

Maybe it's just a case of skilful politician ('the Artful Dodger'); man or mouse; or that St Peter has resigned himself to being just 'Gate-Keeper' and not judge on such glowing (as in 'hot', not heavenly) situations.

Any which way, it simply shows us who the man behind the mask really is.

Donald Wray