“Be careful what you ask for…….”, a popular saying that we have heard time after time.
No one should be allowed to forget the intense campaign which was waged by the St Lucia Labour Party during the last term of the United Workers Party under Stephenson King.
There was not a day that could pass without a release on one thing or another being aired in the media, critical of the then government. In fact the King government never had any breathing space, it was just constant pressure from Labour. All sorts of stories were being told and individual Ministers came under daily attack.
No one will convince me that the 2011 election was not stolen from the UWP. The controversial counts in Babonneau and Gros Islet that are still tied up in the courts, confirm that some cheating took place and the St Lucia Labour Party was able to proclaim victory.
But be careful what you ask for. Having fought tooth and nail to be elected into power, the St Lucia Labour Party has now found itself in a series of messes at the same time. In all my 66 years on earth,. I have never witnessed this kind of crisis that the Labouir Party has plunged St Lucia into at this time where so many foreign interests on our backs.
The party has spent the last two years campaigning against Allen Chastanet and denigrating him almost on a daily basis, and this has been its single biggest accomplishment in the past four years. It has not achieved anything positive for our country.
Now it finds itself facing the wrath of the Americans, the Europeans and the British….and all at the same time. There are reports to the effect that IMPACS actually had its genesis in information communicated by SLP operatives to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. If this is true then what is currently going on is justice of some kind. But the message is clear: political parties must not crave power the way the SLP did. The backlash can be dangerous.
–Pierre N. Lamontagne