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Supporters of the Unity Labour Party at the convention in February 2014. (IWN photo)

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Much of the time under the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it seems to me there is little or no difference between unions,  public service, public servants, the judiciary, politics, the ULP and government. Although the   different concepts are supposed to be separated, they are not.  Under the present regime, the ULP and its membership are the government, not the elected members. Remember the ULP’s war cry “OWN THE JOBS”, “OWN THE GOVERNMENT”?

Some may argue that its far worse than that, that the government is in fact now a family affair — three family members in Parliament with only one of them being an elected member. The rest of the ULP MPs and senators are shunted about at each election time to ensure they do not get the taste of power and become a threat to the family leadership.

Vincentians may support their elected representatives, and some passionately approve of their hopes and rhetoric, most of which is a repeat of the hierarchy manufactured wordline, the approved party line, much proven to be based on untruths and innuendos.

Why do so many of today’s politicians have a bad reputation when their job descriptions seem so noble and self-sacrificing? They are even described as “honourable”, when in actual fact many are far from that.  Perhaps the answer is a little complicated, even too complicated for some followers to conceive.

One of the problems is that the Unity Labour Party is not a real Labour Party; it’s not the Labour Party that our old folk, mothers, fathers and families supported and voted for. It is the remnants of a would-be revolutionary Marxist party, that joined with old Labour and then hijacked the party, keeping the name Labour in their title, because if it was called the Unity Communist Party they would of been unelectable forever.

Peter Binose, self-appointed keeper of the bugle.
(Chucked the whistle away, not loud enough)

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6 replies on “ULP is not a real Labour Party”


    This Peter Bignose is a real clown, boy!

    Where does this clown find such garbage to write?

  2. Marlon Mills says:

    You mean ‘remnants of what used to try to pass itself off as a wannabe Marxist political party’. It has since manifested into being a corrupt, parasitic entity that’s trying to hold on to power by any means possible so as to suck the last bit of lifeblood out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    My father was a staunch Labour Party man, I was a Labour Party supporter and my entire family were Labour Party supporters. The Labour Party has long been consumed and digested by this despicable entity that is still trying to assume its identity.

  3. Keshawn Cupid says:

    I have to agree with Peter on this one….Take a step back and look at the past 14 years in SVG and tell me if the majority of the people been benifited. It is alwyas easier to sit back and judge the government for all the bad that is happening in the country but you have to remember, the ruling party did make a promise to address and fix these problem while they were in oposition. The NDP is looking like the savior now but who knows how much will change if they do win.
    The problem with SVG politics and almost everywhere else is that people actually believe that the ruling party is suppose to only help people who voted for them.
    Ask yourself these couple questions?
    What is the population of SVG?
    What is the total yearly budget passed in parliment?
    What is the unemployment rate?

  4. Watch crowd just for an international airport!!!!!!!!!! When its finish i want to see what else Gonsalves have in store for us…. TIME FOR A BLACK MAN LIKE US TO RUN OUR COUNTRY NOT SOME HALF JEWISH MOROCCAN….. AND I THINK ITS TIME FOR ARNIM TO STEP DOWN HE’S NOT DOING A GOOD JOB AS OPPOSITION LEADER…

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