Letters & Opinion

Time To Stop The Nonsense

Former Prime Minister Stephenson King. [Photo: Stan Bishop]

THE EDITOR:
I finally lost any respect for Stephenson King on Wednesday evening. Watching the News on CHOICE TV, the former UWP leader was seen making a lengthy statement about a letter sent to party leader Allen Chastanet by some members of the party in an effort to heal the rift within the party. That’s what CHOICE reported.

In the statement, King made some really amazing claims including the one that there were people in the party of the view that Chastanet could not lead the party to victory in general elections. At no point did we hear a CHOICE reporter asking King about the origin of that conclusion.

Most surprisingly were the other persons calling for this meeting with Chastanet: Mary Polius, Rufus Bousquet, Keith Mondesir, Claudius Preville and Spider Montoute.

All this is coming days before the party convention when Chastanet is prepared to face another challenge to his leadership. He has already smashed two previous contenders including King. He has led two successful protest marches against the government; he has put some serious pressure on the government that has forced it to re examine some of its policies, and yet King is telling us that Chastanet is not the man to lead the party.

Interestingly, neither King nor his misfits have told us who should be the one to lead the party. Is it King himself who was responsible for the disaster that befell the party in 2011. Is it Bousquet who has caused the UWP a lot of public embarrassment in the past? Is it Mondesir?

King has not been in the forefront of UWP activity for some time, so why is he now coming out as some kind of peacemaker? And who caused the rift in the UWP? Is it Chastanet? What did he do to cause this rift?

Are these misfits saying that the UWP should abandon its plans for next Sunday’s convention. This is why I say I have lost respect for King because this proposal makes no sense whatsoever.

It is obvious that King DOES NOT WANT to remain in the UWP despite his statements to the contrary. In fact, his boss Tori Fatal has already said that he will not contest elections with Chastanet as leader so she not get out and allow the party to go ahead with its business? But tell me, who in their right minds will come forward and support a UWP in an election that includes these misfits, with Tori in the background?

If King and his followers felt the way they do why have they not remained and challenged Chastanet for the leadership one more time? In fact, the news is that King actually declined nomination, so why is he now calling on the party to dump a leader that has been twice democratically elected by with an overwhelming majority.

I am surprised that Chastanet has to hold discussions with these back stabbers. He ought not to be giving them the time of day. They are the ones with the problem, let them resolve it on their own. It’s time for the nonsense to stop. There is an election to be won and these clowns seem determined to hand it to the Labour Party so that it can continue oppressing the people for another five years. Chastanet must assure UWP supporters that after this convention, the decks will be cleared once and for all. This farce has gone on a little too long. Get your slate of candidates minus the misfits and begin to begin the march forward. Then the UWP will be united. It is time to let King and company go their way.

–FLAMBEAU supoporter

7 Comments

  1. flambeau supporter !!!!!

    please it is time to wake up from your nightmares !!!!!

    chastanet have succeeded in sweet forkkkkkkkcall !!!

    all fall down 4 uwp come next election.
    A must victory 4 the S L P.

  2. You got it all wrong. Fatal can’t help himself so its not King he will be able to help. These fellas are all aimless they don’t stant a chance with or without Chastanet.

  3. King and Montoute should not contest any election under the UWP banner.
    King has shown no respect to the present leader, who have whipped him
    twice for the leadership. Recently, at a UWP public march, King and Spider
    were no where to be found. Where is the unity? it is these disgruntled guys
    who are causing the so called disunity. Come next Sunday, 15th November,
    all of them guys will come with their tails between their legs, acting like a
    bunch of little boys. King of all people is allowing himself to be used as some
    rag and I could never be found working in anyone who is so indecisive.

  4. I’ve tried to make sense of this saga but I have to admit, a conclusion is evading me. One common thread seems to connect those sidelined members – they were all democratically defeated. Is it that they cant come to terms with the loss? If so, I feel sorry for their seeming underdeveloped social skills and would like to suggest they go practice losing by playing musical chairs. Sort of reminds me of some kindergarten kids playing musical chairs; while after losing some cheered their friends along, others were just sore losers and kept crying. Come on now, grow up; take a beating like a man/woman and move on!

    They claim that the process was manipulated but haven’t proven it. I think they were taken off guard. They were stunned by AC and company’s strategic mobilization skills to get people who support them, to actually turn out and vote for them. So they were left in a state of wanting and mourning much like babies suddenly taken off their mothers’ breast milk…

    When AC meets with them, I hope the aim is to help them transition into playing a backstage role if not all out expulsion altogether. They are not behaving like assets but rather liabilities, obstacles. They must learn to understand that they’re the past of the Party and not its future. Don’t be guilty of holding on to power after it is way overdue; that’s ruining your legacy -if you have one. Please let go for the sake of progress.

  5. The central bank transfers and off shore accounts have been morphed into the stealth “shell LLC” holdings; our laundering ops went smoothly.
    The disbursements to secure the requisite conventions were transacted with successful error proof precision.
    Our Colombian producers and Mexican retailers are chilling the magnums of Moet and vats of Medozan Tequilla, respectively- to celebrate your assured purchases at the Conventional facade.
    Don’t you just love these “Hunger Games” , President Chaz?
    Heil Flambeau !

  6. Next on our playlist:

    THE SLP ROAD MARCH SONG
    Costume 2 RED Handkerchiefs one end tied to each wrist
    Intro:
    da flambeau is out
    da flambeau is all wet!

    (chorus)
    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the doctor, doctor, doctor
    Follow the doctor
    Follow da SLP!

    Hands up! Down!
    Up! Down!
    Up! Down!
    Up! Down!
    Everybody now put one RED handkerchief in the air, then another RED handkerchief in the air
    and we wave each from left to right,
    watch this
    left, right
    left, right
    two more times, two more times
    left, right
    left right
    Follow!
    (chorus)
    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the doctor, doctor, doctor
    Follow the doctor
    Follow da SLP!

    Come on now, Jump for the left
    Jump for the right
    Jump for the left jump for the right
    Everybody jump for the SLP
    jump for the right
    Jump for the left
    jump for the right
    Now clap and wave
    come on clap and wave
    clap and wave
    come on clap and wave
    everbody Come to SLP!

    (chorus)

    Now repeat after me
    You’re repeating after me
    Everybody repeat after me
    watch this
    Say “I love The SLP”
    Say “I love Dr. Kenny ”
    Say “I love The SLP”
    Say “I love Dr. Kenny ”
    Somebody anybody everbody scream (RED)

    (chorus)

    On 4 we gonna jump and wave (Red balloons, banners etc)
    On 4 we gonna jump and wave
    here we go
    1(get ready to jump)
    2(get ready to jump)
    3(get ready to jump)

    1-2-1-2-3-4
    Jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump and wave
    everbody
    jump jump jump jump
    jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump jump jump jump
    sing

    (chorus)
    Move over to the SLP,
    Move over to the SLP,
    Over to the SLP,
    To the SLP (4X times)

    Jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump and wave (large handkerchiefs , one end tied to wrists)
    everbody
    jump jump jump jump
    jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump and wave
    jump jump jump jump

    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the Doctor, Ken Anthony
    Follow the doctor, doctor, doctor
    Follow the doctor
    Follow da SLP!

    And FREEZE! (as Red talcum powder, confetti, showers dancers and singers)

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