There are too many unanswered questions and red flags about Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley for the people of this country to place the prime ministership in her hands.
This was the contention of Christ Church South Democratic Labour Party (DLP) incumbent John Boyce as he addressed a DLP mass meeting Saturday night at Silver Sands, Christ Church in support of colleague Dr Denis Lowe.
Boyce said no amount of dangling unrealistic inducements in front of the voting public of Barbados would make her ready to run this country.
“Mia has a lot of questions to answer,” he told the cheering crowd of supporters. He pointed to the fact that while many expected the DLP administration to falter because of the slim majority it gained in the 2013 election, it turned out to be the opposition that lost two MPs due to the poor quality of Mottley’s leadership.
He told the party faithful that questions of Mottley’s leaderships did not arise in the DLP camp but in her own party. Boyce warned that if members of her own party were questioning her leadership qualities, then the electorate should take its cue from people who were closest to her.
And in another attack on the BLP leader, Boyce said: “I am concerned that the BLP wants to bring an end to civil politics in Barbados.”
He accused the BLP, under Mottley’s charge, of engaging in a kind of tribal politics that had not been witnessed before. He contended that the party was paying young people to pull down DLP posters and other unsavoury practices.
According the Boyce, these kinds of actions were a clear indication of the kind of leader Mottley was.
“She said if she does not like the Governor of the Central Bank or the Governor General she would change them . . . This demonstrates the kind of person we are dealing with . . . Ms Mottley has been weighed in the [balance] and found wanting,” Boyce insisted. (IMC)