UWP ‘caught in time tunnel experience’

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 34 Views   5 comments LocalNews UWP ‘caught in time tunnel experience’ by: – May 21, 2012center_img Share Tweet Political Leader of DLP; Hon Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister and political leader of the Dominica Labour Party Roosevelt Skerrit has accused the opposition United Workers Party of being “caught in a time tunnel experience”.The Prime Minister who addressed several of his party supporters and activists at a delegates conference in St. Joseph on Sunday accused the UWP of being out of touch with reality.Mr. Skerrit made reference to the re-nomination of the UWP’s former leader and founder Edison James as leader of the party.“It is not my fault that the other major party in Dominica appears today to be caught in a time tunnel experience. Ten years ago they got rid of Edison James because he was too old and out of step with modern, contemporary politics. Ten years later they have brought him back as the Crown Prince of UWP politics”.He accused the UWP of building a “campaign of lies, deceit and innuendo” against its opponents and not showing concern or speaking out about the global financial crisis.“Dominica is truly a remarkable place! This is the only country in the world for which the global economic recession has had no impact on the politics of the opposition. It is almost as if the global economic meltdown never existed. Can you recall any of them, at any point in the last six years, speaking about the challenges that this economic quagmire presents for countries such as Dominica?”Leader of the UWP; Hon. Edison JamesHe further accused the UWP of failing to acknowledge the effect which the global financial crisis has had on Dominica.“Budget after budget; debate after debate, public meeting after public meeting, and not a word from a so-called government-in-waiting, about how they would tackle the challenges that we confront. Indeed, they have not even acknowledged the existence of these challenges”. According to Mr. Skerrit, the UWP “almost lost every single seat in Parliament” with the “vilification of Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party” strategy but have failed to re-assess this method.“We are not using them as any yardstick. If they just want to get high on their ability to sit in a studio and curse every known opponent that is a matter for them”. He told his supporters of his wish to “inflict another beating on the UWP and the Freedom Party,” bidding them to get more members and supporters into the party.“I want to put Edison James out of his political misery. I want to send Judith Pestaina on her way, leaving yet another deposit in the treasury. I am waiting, oh yes I am waiting, for Lennox Linton to declare which seat he will be contesting…for if nothing else, I am going to go all out to ensure that he loses his deposit!”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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