Submitted by DLPite
The DLP’s meeting last Wednesday night was such a resounding success, it is hard to see how the Opposition could top that event. Mr. Stuart and his team hit a home run the other night. Keep it up guys!
Over and above the 14,000 odd people who turned up (some neutral observers put it at lots more) and who seemed very attentive until the Prime Minister ended the meeting, the content, presentation and overall atmosphere were very good.
Of particular note is how each speaker dealt with the achievements. I was amazed that Government had achieved so much, and in a severe world recession to boot. Of course, Prime Minister Stuart was his usual self, confident very articulate, deliberate and sound; he had the audience in the palm of his hand. Ministers Michael Lashley, Sinckler and Jones were very good as well.
Just heard that England (Great Britain) has gone from a double dip recession to a TRIPPLE DIP. Wow! Looks like the Great has dropped out of Britain! And, with all the receipts coming in from businesses in the US, that country’s economy has further declined – heading to a double dip. For 2012, the US economy had further slumped. However, Little England, in spite of all the challenges, is still holding its own. We are keeping our heads above water.
So, with the general elections looming, and the Opposition promising to give away so many things and planning to give Barbadians everything they want, we are waiting with bated breath to see how they will vote. I really believe that the upcoming election will be a test of the sense and intelligence of the average voter. We all know that the whole world is experiencing very difficult times , the ‘mother of all recessions’ – with no foreseeable end in sight – and no amount of outlandish, pie-in-the-sky promises to back-raise the government will wash with a knowledgeable and more discerning public.
The BLP is promising to fill Barbadian pockets with lots of money, (I wonder from where) create endless jobs overnight, welcome 50,000 more tourists, return VAT to 15% (Britain’s is 20%) and all other allowances, and reduce unemployment in days (just saw on NBC that unemployment is up in the US) will certainly be dismissed for what they are: GIMMICKS. So, wheel and come again Owen Arthur!
The BLP’s strategy seeks to prey on the electorate’s worst fears in a recession, offering senseless and asinine solutions to catch the imagination. I suggest they offer these same solutions to David Cameron. Barak Obama, François Holande, Portia Simpson, Kenny Anthony and Kamla Persad Bissessar, etc.
We are a more alert, informed and prudent electorate this time around.