Submitted by William Skinner
The apologists, supporters, assorted scribes and defenders of the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party, should now hold their heads in collective shame, after the embarrassing and bizarre spectacle that took place in our parliament, on Tuesday 23rd, October 2013.
The pathetic spinners are trying to convince the public, that both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party take for granted, that each side has won. The unvarnished truth is that our parliament was the location, of a shameless, nauseating display of BLP/DLP political grand standing and showmanship that easily surpassed what the horse racing fraternity expects on Gold Cup Day! My sincere apologies to the horses for even mentioning them when speaking of this sorry group of political misfits.
For where else in the world could a no – confidence motion, so lacking in confidence, be foisted on the public? Where else could a government, strategize that to ignore the motion was the best way to treat an electorate that recently returned it to office? This administration has made a deliberate attempt to be arrogant while it bungles and fumbles.
The no-confidence motion revealed that both the Barbados Labour Party and the Democratic Labour Party are supremely CONFIDENT, that Barbados belongs to them and they can do as they please. I recall most vividly, that about twenty years ago, I was told by one of the most prominent BLP/DLP politicians , that parliament is a “club” and he called the names of those from both sides who in his words: “belong in there”. He was absolutely correct. We once had the Bridgetown Club, where the mostly white Barbadians met to plot corporate strategy and network. We now have Club Parliament where the mostly black political managerial political class has it pow wows.
As my friend and cousin David “Joey” Harper recently stated: the meeting place of the “Magnificent 30”.
Welcome to Club Parliament; Chris and Mia always on the dance floor!