By Jack Spaniard
THIS was the heading of an article written by Mr. DENYS Springer who most people believe to be a diehard supporter of the Labour Party. But he is also a principled man who has seen a party of principle known as the United Workers Party being attacked from within by a few unprincipled men and women who refuse to abide and play by the rules.
It was that same attitude by some in the Party that is said to have caused the death of our beloved leader Sir John Compton prematurely. To one of the party elders who visited him with tears in his eyes, he said: “Where some of these fellows come from?” The response was: “John! They are self-destructing!” this is exactly what Stephenson King and the conspirators are doing to our party.
Some of the same actors are again in destruction mode of our Party. Stephenson King did not have to fight to become Prime Minister as Mr. Allen Chastanet is destined to do. To beat a man who has been in that exalted position so badly by a political novice is shameful, but be a man and live to fight another day. What we see is a baby crying foul who seems to be ganging up against Chastanet with some others of ill repute.
MR SPRINGER puts it nicely, and I quote:” There is every attempt being made by some whether in the media of otherwise to oust Mr. Chastanet as leader. Instead of coalescing around the chosen leader who in my view was democratically elected they connive and plan his downfall. Factions in that party seem hell bent in destroying the moral fabric of the party just to overturn a democratic decision made by the members of that party on two occasions were done democratically gentlemen”.
In trying to analyze who those power hungry people are that are behaving in that manner I have come to the conclusion that they simply crave for power at any price, even if it means destroying the party they profess to so love. In my view the Honourable Stephenson King is a man I personally like…. In retrospect I had to accept that what transpired in his demise as leader was simply democracy in action. Gentlemen, let me once again say to you that you simply cannot have your cake and eat it; make up your mind on whether you accept democracy or not.
“My advice is that the Party should stick to what they have until he has contested the next election because he may be one who might save the Party