I was surprised at the delay in responding to the situation; I think the author was taking his time to think of an appropriate angle to spin this. I think that the choice though is only going to alienate more and more Party supporters. Such shallow responses as these will only succeed in further pushing hitherto party activists into a camp of ‘combined opposition’.
I’m going to be as frank as I can here. I don’t give a damn for the UBP. As far as I’m concerned they are a thing of the past, a totally incompetent and impotent entity. No Party member should today feel that criticising the Party for its mistakes should be seen as supporting the UBP. That time has come and gone. To think of the UBP attempting to win PLPers from this farce is laughable at best.
Having said that, the spin that people are criticising Mr. James Stout because of this farce is totally ridiculous and shallow. Some people are questioning the popularity of the sport he plays, they have their opinion on that. I’m sure its a great sport and he’s a great athelete in it. But thats not the point at all. Myself I question his sportsmanship should he keep such a now tainted award as this one. I’m willing to believe he had no knowledge of this farce when he accepted it, but to keep it now is dishonourable.
The logic behind Mr. Blakeney’s reasoning for giving Mr. Stout the award is ridiculous. I expect better.
I really don’t think the Party has quite realised the fallout that this incident is generating. At least give a better response that could convince us.
Seriously, these types of mistakes are totally avoidable, and the handling of it only compounds it.
I think it may come to pass that someday people will look back at this, albeit small thing, and say this was the last straw. There is still time to fix things, still time to actually be that Party of change we supported. But things had better change soon, because people are getting to the point that they’re done with this incompetence and new oligarchy.
And sure the RG may well be spinning things themselves – I’m tired of that old bogey. Post your press releases on the Government Website where they are supposed to be and let us compare the two then. Rebuttal it online yourselves, and this time with a little quality.
The UBP is dead. Its irrelevant. In that case its up to the Party itself to hold the Party leadership accountable. We should be doing that anyway, but its even more important now.