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Throwing words beneath you, Dr Phillips

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:33 AM

This is an open letter to Peter Phillips, president of the People’s National Party.


At one point I supported you, but when I realised you did not have a backbone, when you disregarded the suffering of Comrades under Seaga, and glorified him in death, my respect for you stopped right there.

Speaking at the Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and when asked about “funding for the internal challenge, as well as for the next general election”, you responded: “I am not worried. I have no intentions of buying votes. I can’t write a cheque like others can.”

To what and whom were you referring? Were you alluding that votes were bought in Central Kingston or East Portland?

Because most certainly you could not be referring to your opponent, Peter Bunting, because if you were, it speaks volumes about you, especially since you did ask Mr Bunting to be your campaign manager, and he refused.

If as leader you choose to utter such a decisive statement, clearly it speaks to your character.

Let me also clarify, for those who think you are God and should be treated as such, that Peter Phillips, just like Andrew Holness, is a servant of the people. He is not above criticisms.