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Letter: Denying the obvious
Published on May 12, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Saint Lucians understand quite clearly what the political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has attempted to do since gaining leadership of the party.

Therefore, it is ironic that the political leader of the UWP is attempting an oral reconstruction of what the naked eye observed in the parliament of Saint Lucia last week when, following his lead, three opposition members walked out of parliament, as former Prime Minister Hon Stephenson King rose to make his presentation on the 2014/2015 estimates of expenditure.

“Everybody made an issue of that, but there was no walkout… there was no plan for a walkout, I mean everything was totally unrelated. At the end of the day there are other ways we can protest… and that would not be one. This is something that has generally been used by the Labour Party and is not something that’s often used by the United Workers Party.” -- Allen Chastanet.

The coordinated action seemed designed to send a message to former Prime Minister Hon Stephenson King and Hon Richard Frederick that the current UWP no longer needs them and is moving on without them, despite having won their seats in the last general election as the true representative of their constituencies, albeit on the opposition bench.

This display of public disregard for parliamentarians seems tantamount to denying a four- two split of the opposition benches and the imminent demise of the UWP, at the hands of the current political leader Allen Chastanet and the leader of the parliamentary opposition “LOO, tom-girl” Dr Gale Rigobert.

The parliament of Saint Lucia is meant for honourable men and women, not a house of unsavoury actions. Such disrespect for representatives of the people’s business in parliament ought not to be tolerated, irrespective of party quarrels, personal differences and business dealings gone bad.

The unsavoury actions taken by Allen Chastanet while sitting in the visitor’s galley of the parliament of Saint Lucia to date, with the assistance of three opposition parliamentarians that subscribe to submissive doctrines, provide an understanding to the fundamental questions of Allen Chastanet and the UWP’s credibility, trust and leadership ability.

Saint Lucians must maintain their vigilance and reject the pompous posture of the current joint leadership of the UWP in the persons of “LOO, tom-girl” and Allen Chastanet.

Together “LOO, tom-girl” and Allen Chastanet represent a natural mess in direction!

Tori Fatal
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