Rufus Bousquet says UWP slate barren

Rufus Bousquet says UWP slate barren

Former Choiseul MP, Rufus Bousquet, has told the Times that the current UWP slate of candidates  for the next elections looks barren, weak and bereft of quality.

Bousquet blamed the situation on the criteria for candidate selection.

“Your most important quality if you wish to be a candidate for the UWP is to show absolute devotion, love, submission to the leader, “ the former Foreign Minister asserted.

He added:

If you walk into the room wearing out your knee caps and your elbows and bow before Mr.  Allen Chastanet, then no matter what people think, you will be the candidate.”

Rufus Bousquet said that if Chastanet has any doubt about someone submitting to him and what he wants, then that individual does not have a chance of becoming a candidate.

The former Choiseul MP described UWP leader, Allen Chastanet, as a lightning rod for opposition, the biggest problem in the UWP and the biggest benefit to his opposition.

“You can see that the focus is now on Mr. Chastanet and it is not by accident, because I think they recognize that that he is the weak pillar in the building and they are looking to knock it down,” Bousquet told the Times.

He said there was “ample ammunition” to do so.

“I know they will get upset, but at the end of the day it is the truth,” he declared.

Bousquet said the only time that Allen Chastanet is not an autocrat is when he is  trying to “smooth” someone over with nice talk and submission.

“If you fall for that you would be a fool,” he said.

Bousquet, has announced that he will run as an Independent in the next general elections.

He told the Times he believes it is common knowledge that the UWP leader has selected an individual to run the Choiseul seat.

“In those circumstances, knowing the reaction of the people of Choiseul to me and knowing that they repose a tremendous amount of faith in me as a representative, I don’t think I should let them down,” Bousquet  explained.

Bousquet said when one examines what the UWP has become, it would be foolhardy for anyone to become mixed up with the party.

He recalled that his own father had run as an Independent and won  in the 1960’s.

“I see no reason why I can’t repeat history,” he said.



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  1. tyra
    March 10, 2016 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Why is he still talking?? you a waste of time, waste of the Bousquet last name….

  2. Observer
    March 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm Reply

    So UWP slate is barren and will change OMLY if he Rufus is a candidate.
    Rufus needs to realize that politicians must move on and politics should not be a source for a job or enrichment. Did the people not reject him the last time around

  3. David
    March 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm Reply


  4. David
    March 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm Reply

    Truth is being told, Rufus.
    The “Mas-sa” in him (Allen) and the Submissiveness in the Minds of the Former Slaves, will NOT allow the ‘Lesser’ to dare go against Allen. Because the ‘Lessers’ have more to lose than him.
    The SLP for sure knows the game too well and is already ‘Catapulting’ their venom at the Allen’s and Former Slaves Party the “UWP”.

    Welcome to the New Slave Plantation Party. 🙂

    1. Quibish
      March 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm Reply

      who in the labour party would dare go against KDA

  5. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Talk all your shate we will give you the response in the ballot boxes

  6. selector
    March 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Rufus seems to forget that after the last elections when he lost by under 100 votes there were lots of questions regarding the validity of the count. What did he do? Like a opportunistic individual as he is he said he would not fight it got Kenny blessings and exiled himself travelling the globe on the Taiwanese money that should have been spent in choiseul. Now four years later he speaking about the love of choiseul. Garson bou choo mwen

  7. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm Reply

    I am extremely disappointed in Rufus’ comment. Rufus it did not matter if Allen Chastanet had chosen you, the people of Choiseul/Saltibus would have rejected you even more emphatically than they did in 2011. We would love to see you run as an Independent to prove to you that you time has past. Why don’t you allow someone else to run and support that individual? It is not about you , it is about us the people of Choiseul/Saltibus. Thanks for your long service.

  8. David
    March 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Aweee…the Slave descendants have come to defend their “mas-sa” like the good little shoe-shinners they are taught to be. 🙂

  9. R
    March 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm Reply

    Bruce Dwayne Tucker! lol

  10. Anonymous
    March 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Is Rufus the only candidate that Choiseulians can produce? 92, 97, 01, 06, 11…won twice and lost 3 times and he still wants to run after 24 years?? A bey!!!

    1. Anonymous
      March 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm Reply

      No jobs…what you expect.

  11. Bram Bram
    March 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Why would anyone interview that idiot parasite. This guy is worthless and useless, just a con man.

    March 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply

    Rufus is striking a deal with Lorne and Kenny

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