Portia’s Talkative Politburo/


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It’s  logical to conclude that if the People’s National party attached the same diligence, sense of focus and accountability to Governance it applies to agitating and criticizing the  Government the party would be the party which formed the Government.

 

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has also found her tongue which should not come as a shocker to anyone who know the long-time member of parliament and former Prime Minister.
Mr’s Miller was never one to shy away from lashing her detractors with her tongue. In fact in one unhinged tirade on a campaign stage in Half-Way-Tree Saint Andrew she once warned opponents not to draw her tongue quote: ” cause this gurl nu trouble unuh”.
But in Mrs Miller’s defense she always cautioned those who would criticize her not to draw her tongue before she unleashes her verbal tirade on them.
Furthermore while she was Prime Minister she did say she wouldn’t “talk harself outa affice“.

Mr’s Miller was speaking to the novel idea the man who beat her had . Bruce Golding decided that he wanted to be a leader who actually speak to the people through his weekly Jamaica House radio call in show. Yea what the hell was he thinking?  look how he turned out.
Ha, so the goodly Mrs Miller decided never to talk herself out of office.
But for those pesky Reporters and citizens she would still be Prime Minister.

The 31-member council of spokespersons and a nine-deputy complement, have been pretty busy offering opinions and criticizing everything the 3-month-old Holness Government does.
The country does need a focused and vigilant opposition but it kinda seem hypocritical of the council of spokespersons that all of a sudden everyone is interested in advocating for the people and having better ideas about just how things ought to be done.
I mean if the ideas the Council have were so good why is the party on the outside looking in ?
It’s reasonable to say that the ideas of the PNP has not worked so well for the country over the last 32 years of PNP rule .
Maybe the party should step aside and go figure out a new path forward for itself and the country. I recently heard one autopsy report which suggested that the party moved away from it’s socialist values.
Practically speaking I believe the party has not moved far enough from it’s socialist roots.

The brand of socialism being espoused by the grassroots of the party has  already eviscerated the middle class and destroyed hope for those at the bottom of the ladder.
The redistributionist ideology  which decimated the economy and the productive sector since the 1970’s still is being felt today amidst the hoopla about where the Island’s economy is posited.
If the Post Mortem is that the party strayed from it’s core principles and that was the reason for it’s defeat, the island  must brace itself for more of the same from the party which seem incapable of understanding that failed socialists policies of the 70’s are not going to be saving grace for the 21st century.