Sir Branford an example to follow

branfordtaittOpposition Leader Mia Mottley this afternoon joined in paying tribute in Parliament to the late veteran parliamentarian and minister of government, Sir Branford Taitt, describing him as a model of how opposing politicians should live.

Mottley said Sir Branford taught her by personal experience, that partisan politics was not as important as being united as Barbadians.

“One thing we should never forget is what unites us as Barbadians,” added the Opposition Leader.

She observed that public life would have its “ups and downs”, but that when people make a judgement, it should be done on the balance “in our lives; what kind of life we have”.

“He (Sir Branford) was ahead of his own time,” she added.

Mottley remembered the late Cabinet minister telling her that although she was misguided in her choice of parties, this would not stop him from mentoring her.

She told the House of Assembly she first met him, not as a politician, but as a family friend. (EJ)†

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