Submitted by Ckeckit-Out on BU’s General Election page (as a comment)
Only a portion of the note is given. The first portion is not shown.
It is evident that the writer considered the first part of the letter shown “I sent a note to you by Hal Gollop etc.” as the most important part of the note and that he confirms that he would not get involved in the Eager 11 situation as he knew the problems involved in keeping a party together.
It is also clear that the above discussion did not come out of the blue. There must have been some discussion between OSA and Freundel about the eager 11 which led to this note.
The note was mainly about the eager 11 situation
The note ends with “you can help me by taking Mottley”. It does not say I am giving you Mottley, especially since Mottley was not OSA’s to give. It says (let me repeat) “You can help me by TAKING;. To my mind that puts an entirely different complexion on the matter. It suggests to me that moves were afoot for Mottley, perhaps by Mottley, to go over to the DLP. Indeed that was rumoured on this blog around the time of the rift. So the note then becomes one where OSA might be saying I am not getting involved in your eager 11 affair as I told you through Hal Gollop and as a matter of fact you are free to TAKE Mottley as it is rumoured that you are considering.
If that is so. and I am almost certain it is, then the spin by FS [Prime Minister Stuart] is disingenuous at the best and shows a total lack of integrity at the worst. People of integrity do not publish notes themselves sent to them in confidence (something falling off a truck and published by someone else might be par for the political course but is unheard of for someone who promotes himself as being a paragon of virtue).
If FS wins the election on the back of ploys like this one and the privatisation volte face the Barbados electorate would deserve him. I still think he won’t as there are enough undecideds who can read him like a book.
FS would have cemented himself, in my books, as being equally as duplicitous as his former boss David Thompson and vying with him for being the worst Prime Minister that Barbados and the Caribbean has ever known.
The spin machine of the TTP’s of this world is alive and well.