Stuart pokes fun at opposition

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP)’s 60th annual conference opened with the party’s President, Prime Minster Freundel Stuart jabbing at Opposition tactics. In an address to delegates, Stuart spoke of the party’s responsibility to come up with solutions to situations that ordinary Barbadians face from day to day.“We have some serious thinking to do because we have to carry Barbados forward [but] we’re not going to carry it forward . . . certainly I am not going to carry it forward by rubbing shoulders with anybody,” he said, a clear reference to the ‘Rubbing Shoulders’ exercise conducted last year by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

Prime Minister Freundel Sutart
Prime Minister Freundel Sutart

“I grew up rubbing shoulders with ordinary people, so I don’t have to wait until my adulthood to have anybody teach me how to rub shoulders.”During the exercise BLP Leader Mia Mottley was photographed riding jet skis as she interacted with small tourism business persons.Stuart ridiculed that exercise, without direct reference to the Opposition Leader.“I grew up around the sea. I didn’t jet-ski when I was young, and I am not going to jet-ski now,” he said.In slamming the BLP’s “People’s Assembly” meetings across the country in 2014, Stuart spoke of  his party’s 30 branches frequently meeting and discussing ideas.

“We don’t need People’s Assemblies either. Our branches have always been educational fora for the Democratic Labour Party.”Members of the current Government have often accused Mottley of seeking to have a change in administration before the constitutionally date for general elections.  Along this vein Stuart said the DLP had waited its turn to get into Government and did not “stage-manage marches or strikes” in order to topple the administration.
“When we think that the people of Barbados are not being well served, and we think that they need to focus their gaze in our direction, we wait patiently until the constitutional processes have been followed, gone through until parliament is dissolved, a general election date is announced, and then we take on our political adversaries. We don’t have to stage-manage marches or strikes in the hope that we can bring any government down,” he stressed.The conference, which kicked off at the DLP’s George Street, Bellville, headquarters last Saturday ends next Sunday.

22 Responses to Stuart pokes fun at opposition

  1. Danny Clarke Colombian
    Danny Clarke Colombian August 25, 2015 at 6:01 am

    And You Are The Biggest Joke Around

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 25, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Bullets flying about Barbados like pop corn by the gun slingers and he got the nerve to poke fun at the opposition party rather than deal with Gun Crime, Drugs, paying the citizens tax returns, sort out unemployment and other pressing matters. He thinks, he doing something important: “I grew up rubbing shoulders with ordinary people, so I don’t have to wait until my adulthood to have anybody teach me how to rub shoulders.” Frau..Freundel it’s a pity you didn’t try rubbing your nose. “I grew up around the sea. I didn’t jet-ski when I was young, and I am not going to jet-ski now,” He need to jet-ski out of government. Stuart spoke of his party’s 30 branches frequently meeting and discussing ideas. Yes. How to look after Wunna own.
    “We don’t need People’s Assemblies either. Our branches have always been educational for for the Democratic Labour Party’ How can 80% be greater than 20%? “Stage-manage marches or strikes” in order to topple the administration. Wunna pee on the citizens backs and tell them it raining, by making them believe their jobs are safe.
    “When we think that the people of Barbados are not being well served, and we think that they need to focus their gaze in our direction” Freundel you got that right, all like now they cannot believe they elected a man with no brains along with your cartoon characters. “Wait patiently” whilst Heknows ramble on. “We don’t have to stage-manage marches or strikes in the hope that we can bring any government down” once again Freundel you’re right, you busy sleeping in the fowl cub. You only wake up when you fall off the perch and when it’s pay day.
    I like Freundel, he has failed, he hasn’t made any attempt to carry out his duty as Prime Minister. He gone down in history like a lead balloon as Barbados worse Prime Minister. Do the honourable and step down.

  3. Angus B Post
    Angus B Post August 25, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Wow. …he’s not poking fun at mia he’s letting bajans know how stupid we are& how patiently they waited til they could kill the fatted calf& let us know that he& his crew ain’t leaving til they have gotten everything there is to get first. …..smh

  4. Beverley Greaves
    Beverley Greaves August 25, 2015 at 7:23 am

    It’s clear he had nothing to tell his party supporters concerning the mess that they have placed our country in, or how they intend to at least attempt to bring some kind of stability to the montunous problems we are faced with, so he is living on the legacy of a man that has been dead for over 25 years, talking about the rubbing shoulders of the BLP, of which they have moved on to implement other strategies to show Barbados what an incompetent lot they are, and what a pathetic leader he is. What honest thinking and stable minded Barbadians need to hear are: when will they get their income tax refunds from 2013 and it’s almost the end of the year, why haven’t your govt have not even look at processing the 2014 refunds, what plans have you or will be put in place to rid our streets of all the gun violence, the garbage colkection, the lack of supplies and the line hospital in the country, the spiralling cost of living with no salary increase since 2009, the massive u employment, the decline in all sectors of the economy, strategies to arrest the unemployment problem among our young people, please tell us how you and your cabinet intend to address some of these ills and what I highlighted are only a few- stop focusing on the opposition, you ate the government of the day-just in case u out don’t know what a government does, I want you to know, a government is elected to effectively run the affairs of the country, an opposition is there to highlight your incompetencies. You have never address this nation during your tenure, your ministers are running this country into the ground, and you sit idly by and do or say anything to anything or about anything, what kind of cdo you have? You are being paid from the taxpayers purse to speak about an opposition rubbing shoulders? Man, you are a digusted, pathetic leader and it is sickening-just do what u do best, and I hope you soon jump up and call elections, I am embarrassed to tell anyone who the Prime Minister if Barbados is.

  5. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole August 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This man talks like a knight from the round table in King Arthur’s Court and the people of Barbados understand the Bajan dialect. This is the source of his communication problem. He needs to hire a translator, stop talking junk, listen to people and read the newspaper. All he is making right now is just noise.

  6. carson c cadogan August 25, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Well said Prim Minister.

    If greedy wait hot will cool.

    The Barbados Labour Party is going out of its way to sabotage Barbados due to the fact that they desire to get into Govt. through the back door. The people spoke very clearly in Feb. 2013 and the Barbados Labour Party which normally preaches, when in power as they call it, that the voice of the people is the voice of God no longer adhering to their own saying, simply because the wise voting public of Barbados voted them back onto the Oppositions benches where they belong.

    • harry turnover August 25, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Well said YARD FOWL !

      As expected from a yard fowl who feels that the wide spread suffering in this Country is as a result of the polices of the BLP.

      The” wise” voting public of Bdos voted DEM back in Office in 2013 .I wonder how many of those “WISE” people suffering now.You need to stop hand standing and look at whats happening in Bdos in an upright position and stop listening and believing all this yard fowl talk.

  7. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson August 25, 2015 at 8:20 am

    He’s trying desperately to be a comedian, little does he know (or does he)that he’s the BIGGEST joke!

  8. Donna August 25, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Well, to be fair, that is the crap that audience loves to hear. He was at a DLP event for DLP members. I’m sure it is the same at BLP events. This is the kind of politics that up until recently most Barbadians endorsed, flocking to meetings when “de bell ring” for a nasty comedy show. Well, if the hunger pangs have caused you to wake up remember – the PM is well fed. He is therefore still able to sleep.

  9. Thomas Katt
    Thomas Katt August 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

    No sir…carry it forward you ain’t doing. Backwards yes, certainly. In the next couple of years we’ll be fortunate if there’s anything left to carry anywhere.

  10. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne August 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

    All the opposition have to do is hold up a mirror and let DLP laugh back at themselves.

  11. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea August 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Poor idiot dont have a clue bout what happening in Barbados.

  12. Mervin Errol
    Mervin Errol August 25, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I am enjoying it. One set of yard fowls having the unmitigated gall to call another group “YARD FOWLS”. So very fascinating.

  13. Signori Nera
    Signori Nera August 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Dude is a real slut doh…dangerous comments and no info…moves like an old bullaman

  14. zeus August 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    BT after reading some of these comments do you still want to know how the youts get so ….well well look what the media in Barbados allowing on the website

  15. zeus August 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    By the way Mr turnover sir is Mr cadagon the only yard fowl making comments smh

  16. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Freundel is on his own. The only comfort he get is sleep. I like Freundel, he needs help and he’s too proud to ask for help. When I read the article again, I came to the conclusion Freundel was sleep walking and talking at the same time. The Butler or Security should of guide him back to his bed. He said a couple of days ago ‘We’ll Talk’ we still waiting to hear how or when he is going to tackle pressing issues that affect the citizens. It is embarrassing that he is known as: an idiot, heknows nothing, he ain’t saying nothing, he’s clueless, the worse Prime Minister of Barbados and Prime Minister in name only. His colleagues laughing real bad behind his back, “he’s the Leader let he get on with it” we don’t get paid to do his job. Not one of them have any intentions of helping Freundel. All them doing is securing their and family future. Very, very, sad situation for Freundel.

  17. Michael August 25, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Over and over again you have proven to the people of Barbados that you have little or no respect for their feelings or way of thinking. The opposition leader created an avenue for all class of citizens to vent their frustration an anger about problem that affects their daily lives plus have a say in what they believe to be viable option but yet you make a mockery of the individual that have place you in a position to represent their interest. YOU AND YOUR CABINET ARE A SAD EXCUSE FOR REPRESENTATIVES .SMFH

  18. Frank Gilkes August 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    We must address serious issues affecting our country and refrain from ‘poking fun’ at our political adversaries, Barbadians are tired of these political games and sooner or later this political hop scotch must end. We need our political leaders to be in touch with the people and stop behaving like they are our Gods. You were elected to serve the people, well serve because the people giveth and the people will take away.


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