Submitted by Douglas
In recent times, the government of the day has come under the lens of the Mia led faction of the Opposition Party. However, her efforts at stamping her leadership has been undermined from the word get go .Mia’s gusto and zeal has ignited only a part of her team. The George Payne and Arthur faction have remained faithful to the No support Mia policy.
Word reaching this side of the fence, after rubbing shoulders with those in Opposition is that Arthur has renewed his vows to ensure that the Mia’s reign is shorter than it was on the last occasion. Arthur is so worked up about Mia’s leadership that he has decided to keep busy by making public statements and appearances. While not speaking to the issue of leadership in public he makes no bones about in conversation to those who will listen. He actual uses the ‘H word’ to describe her.
She is quite aware of Arthur’s motives but is powerless to go after him. The fragile nature of political relationships and the lack of loyalty among the ranks have guided her thoughts. Mia has adopted an approach which is in stark contrast to her predecessor. If Arthur was still leader of the party, he would have dug in and spoken to the issues which are germane to his party’s success, Mia on the other hand has adopted a wait and see attitude. She has refused to address those matters that Arthur demonstrated leadership on.
Of course, Payne has already fingered Mia in an attempted cross boarder political trading. The world knows that monies spent to rid the East of Dale and George had a scent on it coming from Roebuck Street.
The recent attempt to spin The Minister of Education’s comments by Mia fell flat among her colleagues. The entire country is aware of how Gline Clarke and the others felt about her attempts to spin the issue. Mia finds herself in a bind and a web of disloyalty.
We are predicting that the leadership of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party will fall to the Kerrie Symmonds or Dale Marshall era. They have the support of those who matter in the Barbados Labour Party. Mia’s brand of RECKLESS AND LAWLESS politics has not found favour with the politically conservative and those who have Barbados at heart. She continues to demonstrate her lack of appreciation for rules and authority. The country witnessed how she behaved during her attempt to run for the office of Chairman of her party against Dr Jerome Walcott. She was willing to Mash up and Buy Back then. We have seen her on the job, as she seeks to rewrite the rules governing the functioning and management of the Public Accounts Committee.
Least of all, we forget the very transparent manner the then Top Cop got his assignment. In this instance, all the rules went through the window. Mia has demonstrated on every occasion that rules don’t apply to her but she applies them to suit her.
She must come clean and tell Barbados how busy she has been booking accommodations and flights for the next series of ‘rubbing shoulders’. ‘Rubbing Shoulders’ with Beyonce … Rumours are rife among her colleagues in Roebuck Street .. regarding the departure of some of her house mates along with fund raisers jetting off to the concert of a life time with Beyonce the mega star at the Essence Festival. An event where tickets are priced at the amazing figure of USA $$$$$15,000.00 per single ticket. The jury is still out on the cost of the trip and whose paying for it ..but from scanning the accommodation schedule it does not include Dale, George, Owen or Gline.
Some are speculating that George Payne knows more about the machinations of Mottley and her management of party donations. Arthur did not hide his mouth when he raised the manner in which Mottley spent party coppers while she served as leader for that very brief time. One thing sure, once Mia is leader Arthur will ensure she does not succeed. The jury is also still out on why Mottley would have instructed Dottin to Wiretap the phones of her party leader the Prime Minister and Minister of Defence and Security Arthur.
Finally the DLP has a friend in Arthur the enemy of Mia..what a web…