Mara Thompson not in support of gutter politics

With talk of gutter politics assuming prominence ahead of general election constitutionally due in the coming months, Member of Parliament (MP) Mara Thompson has urged members of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) not to go that route.

In fact, the wife of the later former Prime Minister David Thompson urged the current leader of the DLP Freundel Stuart to rise above attacks thrown by the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BL) and take the high road during the upcoming election campaign.

“I accept that this party is not immune to these vagaries but I urge my party leader to guard against the political cannibalism as we must be distinguishable from the other side,” she said this morning at the annual David Thompson Memorial Service held at St Margaret’s Anglican Church.

“David was known to have a sharp tongue and a gift for not mincing his words, but he always treated his opponents as humans. It saddens me today that our next election has the ability to divide this country even more.

“As a party and a Government, we must try to resist the temptation to arm our words that they so detonate to cause persons harm. This is not the DLP that I was introduced to,” Thompson added.

She accused the BLP of weaponizing and cultivating a new level of corrosive politics.

“I want to appeal to all within my hearing. We cannot create a post-independence Barbados where we are normalizing mediocrity undergirded by opposing for opposing sake,” she said.

76 Responses to Mara Thompson not in support of gutter politics

  1. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd October 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm


  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall October 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Why not talk to your colleagues

  3. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith October 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Good advice, hope Lynette and crew see this.

  4. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis October 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    You standing tall you not desperate like others like all member of cabinet

  5. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Look who’s taking about gutter politics,these short memory******.only recently she was cussing out Mia and santia about childless

    • Alicia G. Burton
      Alicia G. Burton October 22, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      About how the Young boy should have been picking up bottles. The Nerve

    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson October 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Yep when it suits,not Gutter politics , then some one from the DLP ought to have a word with Lowe, but as the saying goes people who live in glass houses,
      Will be interesting to see who cast’s the first stone? Or is it to late Mara started about certain women not having children, now we have Lowe talking about Moralaty, Yes Mara no gutter politics to late you & your party has already started it.

    • Ras October 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Fool Fool Gal Lynda weh yuh went school, If Mia and santia ain’t got nah children dem childless
      Or as my friend wud say them Barren
      wuh seh hard bout that to understand Ediot

      Dem ain’t GOT No children

      • straight talk October 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        You just as nasty and stupid as Mara, suit nowhere else but the gutter.

        • Ras October 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm

          Thee women ain’t got NO CHILDREN, Ediot
          you ain’t got none either Poor you

          I got 2 boys and a girl

          • straight talk October 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

            just for the sake of having,Idiot

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Gavin Dawson they are disgraceful the pair of them

    • Janis Forde-Estwick
      Janis Forde-Estwick October 23, 2017 at 8:53 am

      U Need to shut up about gutter politics DLP is just that joker

  6. Rosemary P. Leon
    Rosemary P. Leon October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    DEM know how to flip the script. In the last election DEM were in the gutter, now resume this election.

    Yet still we rise.

  7. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch October 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm


  8. Randolph October 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    But wasn’t it Derek Alleyne who said that they will be going in the gutter and say who is living with whom in the next election?Don’t blame the BLP.Isn’t it the DLP that is trying to discredit Ms.Mottley?

    • John Everatt October 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      So far in this campaign it appears that it is the DLP that has announced publicly their intent to fight the battle on moral grounds and are already using gutter tactics. Of course they can hardly use the economy or their honesty to fight this campaign so they will have to stoop to the gutter. I have yet to hear these types of comments from the BLP so am not sure what Mara is referring to.

    • Ras October 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Another Fool Ms Manley discredit she self in St.Lucia and right here in Bim ask Blood if yuh doubt me

  9. Ryan R A Charles
    Ryan R A Charles October 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    i always hear when one finger pointing….three does point back…

  10. Alwin Ellis
    Alwin Ellis October 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Well Mara the RATS in Government started it

  11. Tête La
    Tête La October 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Oh shoot, I now spit and vomit up the place

  12. Kimeko Gittens
    Kimeko Gittens October 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    If this is so my dear you the wrong party

  13. Jennifer October 22, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Mara, talk ya talk girl, you seat sure. Let the rest grapple in the dirt.

  14. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond October 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Interesting words coming from Ms. Thompson. Foremost in her mind must have been the proclamation by a spokesman for her party that the election campaign would be about who sleeping with whom.
    She might also have been remembering her own disparaging remarks about the motherless state of two opposition women; and the obnoxious comments made in parliament by the minister of gay marriage against the leader of the opposition.

    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond October 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Gillian Skeete The long and short of it is: play to the gallery, but go ahead and do whatever you he want.

  15. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony October 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    All de talk she going win back she seat

  16. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews October 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    a hypocrite

  17. Sandra Morrison
    Sandra Morrison October 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Barbados has its own version of comedian Donald trump the deflector.

  18. Hermine Alleyne
    Hermine Alleyne October 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    O how soon we forget!!!!

  19. Kelly October 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Does this woman actually do anything in government or does she just fly on the name of here husband?

  20. Hugh Roberta Ferguson
    Hugh Roberta Ferguson October 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Especially when she & her lawyer husband underhandly grabbed CLICO monies Some $3 million.!!!!

    • straight talk October 22, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Yes He made sure that He and Paris get out their money first and then F#*@up everybody else.

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete October 23, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Try 30 million not 3 million!

  21. Sonia Brathwaite
    Sonia Brathwaite October 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I will continue to say everytime that this DLP government believe that Bajans stupid and their memories don’t go past a few days. We all suffering from dementia.

  22. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall October 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    We have so many clowns that we really need a circus

  23. Sherma Bourne
    Sherma Bourne October 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    In the house of the Lord and telling lies if God was like man say no more

    • Mark My Word October 24, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Sherma I hope you talking about the God that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

  24. straight talk October 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    As always mara is lost and and just talking what comes to her mouth. The DLP started this gutter politics from in the 2013 general elections, the entire campaign was spent attacking the BLP and up to this moment they are still in the gutter. Now she is telling Stuart about rising above the attacks thrown out by the opposition when she, Lowe, Chris Sinkler and Blackett can’t help for throwing out they nasty comments.

  25. Wendy Knight
    Wendy Knight October 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Don’t get tie up. Mara just don’t want anybody to search her family gutter

  26. Judah Bowen
    Judah Bowen October 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    lol oh my

  27. luther thorne October 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Sonia Brathwaite ! If you check DLP people , yardfowls , yardducks and aplogists you would understand why the DLP
    this DLP government believe that Bajans stupid and their memories don’t go past a few days. Such People lap up the nonsense and it satisfies them.Such people include a certain Moderator who is actively engaged in the distardly act of divisive rhetoric and giving fuel to the Political Polarization of the country while using the airwaves to do such. Very bad ! Last week, This said moderator expressed dislike for a member of a particular organization only because the man is or is perceived to be a Bee Said moderator stated that working with the man’ s colleague is a preferref option . This kind of expressed discrimination on the airwaves is not good and that Moderator should be taken off the air. Said moderator berates callers who say anything in opposition to the DLP Govt but entertains s lot of Crap said against the BLP Opposition. So when you have these examples, it is no wonder then that the DLP would think that everybody is as myopic as said moderator and “that this DLP government believe that Bajans stupid and their memories don’t go past a few days. “

    • hcalndre October 23, 2017 at 10:03 am

      luther thorne; to remove that host would be easy if the tax payers were not paying for the bill for the station. If the station were dependent on advertisers, the listeners could let the advertisers know that they would not buy their products if that host continue to be on air at the station. What that host and the station don`t understand is the station belongs to the people and not the D. B. N. or the hosts. The people should demand that their party have equal time on the station.

  28. Nico HL Beckles
    Nico HL Beckles October 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    What you expect from she?

  29. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    tell derrick allyne that…but wanna already in the gutter

  30. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba October 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    demonic lying party in church

  31. Mark My Word October 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Ali Baba you is one of them Indians waiting to get Transport Board

  32. Sean R Gittens
    Sean R Gittens October 22, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Dems gone pass de gutter politics dem already down de drains n headed for wells

  33. Mhizzeyejoyful Reece
    Mhizzeyejoyful Reece October 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Ohhh Mr Alleyne said the DEMS would go into the gutter if they have to for a third term

  34. James Austin Bynoe
    James Austin Bynoe October 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Total and Complete Nonsense …. tell that to “Denise” the menace, and the Flim Flam Man from your bench for starters

  35. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke October 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Well, well, well,you should be the last person Mrs Thompson. You think that Bajans got short memories too.

    • hcalndre October 23, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Lauraine; Mara could run or don`t run, her husband leave her financially secure for this world and the next out of the poor bajans.

  36. Cheryl Barrow
    Cheryl Barrow October 22, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    she could really shut up what the really wasting the taxpayers money paying she fa

  37. Thunder October 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Mara Thompson has accused the B.L.P of ‘Weaponizing and cultivating a new level of currosive politics’.
    May be she is blinded by the love for her party,but the D.L.P party has deviated from the class her late husband possessed,this present adminstration seems to think they can win an election by behaving like political prostitutes,and this is so sad,they are a bunch of hypocrites who refuse to take responsibility for the plight this country is in.
    Mia Mottley should not be your focus, your focus should be on minimising mistakes,and easing the burden you have so heartlessly placed upon the masses,however this will never happen since this party has proven it does not care about the cries of the people,and this is why I will continue to say vote them out!

  38. Star Wood
    Star Wood October 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Nico HL Beckles i expect her to shut up since its clear she never knows what to say

  39. Belfast October 22, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    ” Mr Speaker, ya know what I have to say to you, Stop looking at my daughter the way you do.”
    How caustic, and she has the gall to speak about corrosive politics.

  40. Oliver Smith October 23, 2017 at 12:00 am

    What a bunch of hypocritical, disingenuous clowns. Time longer than twine Miss Ting. We waiting, watching and listening.

  41. Oliver Smith October 23, 2017 at 12:01 am

    And you can add sanctimonious to that too.

  42. Belfast October 23, 2017 at 12:03 am

    The CBC is bad enough! But why do we allow these politicians to go into the House of the Lord and preach politics? No priest/Bishop/Apostle/Doctor or Brudder man can go into the House of parliament and open his or her mouth unless he/she is a member of parliament or is the Chaplain.
    Anytime I visit a church to worship and any of these politicians are allowed to mouth off, I am legging it out.
    Pure Hipocracy.

  43. Mark My Word October 23, 2017 at 3:53 am

    I never hear Mara bite up anybody yet

  44. Philippa Joseph
    Philippa Joseph October 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

    A forgetful demon she is

  45. Gillian Skeete
    Gillian Skeete October 23, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Philippa Joseph I didn’t realize she was attending anniversary of her husbands death which makes it even worse!! Evil woman

  46. lester October 23, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Wow such corrosive remarks just because of politics? senseless remarks from a so called literate people, again i say ALL POLITICIANS ARE THE SAME, Black people are toooooo gullible

  47. Ann Thomas October 23, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Wow, that is so rich.

    She seems to forget how the same very DLP behaved in the lead up to the 2008 elections and how they behaved in 2012-2013.

    Was she not sitting in the Chair on Friday, when one of her colleagues made that most disgraceful speech? All of a sudden all of dem washed in the blood of the lamb?

    All dem going soon get wash off!!!!

  48. Jus me October 23, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    DLP yardfowls suck it all up like honey.

  49. Sherry Coleman
    Sherry Coleman October 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Jennifer Phillips this is the article we heard about.

  50. Carson C Cadogan October 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    This from a woman who lambast childless women.

    Go figure!!!


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