PM is the ‘knock-out’ kid
Young Democrat, Corey Cox, has dubbed Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the “knock-out kid”, as opposed to the sobriquet the “come-back kid” which was carried in another section of the Press where the results of Sunday’s poll was analysed.
Cox offered this correction last night while addressing a mass meeting at Paragon, Brittons Hill, St Michael.
Cox, who expressed his admiration of Stuart, told the large crowd that the Democratic Labour Party must be returned to office because it was a performing government.
Taking a critical look at the pronouncements of economic spokesman for the BLP, Clyde Mascoll, Cox recalled that as Opposition Leader, Mascoll had said in the 2004 Budget that Arthur did not have a vision for Barbados and was a monumental failure.
Charging that Mascoll lacked any philosophical moorings, Cox argued that he engaged in political opportunism.
He likewise recalled that in a recent interview Arthur had lamented the fact that Speightstown was dead, but reminded Arthur that for the past 28 years he was the parliamentary representative for the St. Peter constituency.
The Young Democrat suggested that Arthur should not be allowed to return to the St. Peter constituency based on the quality of his representation.†He nevertheless expressed satisfaction that at a time of declining economic fortunes, Barbados was blessed with a leader of quality who did not panic.
The BLP’s concept of leadership, he said, was one where the leader ruled with an iron fist, and noting that the BLP did not have a clear position on privatisation, he argued that what a person did gave that person credibility.
After 14 years in government, he said the opposition spokesmen were still speaking about re-structuring the economy and†asserted that the BLP which put power before people, would promise anything to get votes. (NC)