Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LPM Says “Gravy Train’ Ruling Party MPs Will Continue To Support PM

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The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), has declared that ruling party parliamentarians who continue to benefit from being in government will maintain their  support Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.

Therold Prudent made the remarks against the backdrop of the move by the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), to have a motion of no confidence against Chastanet debated in parliament.

No date has been announced for the debate.

But Prudent disclosed that he supports the opposition motion.

The ruling party currently has 11 seats in parliament to the SLP’s 6.

Prudent told St Lucia Times he does not see any of the government MPs as wanting to support a no confidence vote in the prime minister.

“They are all on that gravy train,” he asserted, explaining that the government MP’s are benefitting themselves by being part of the administration.

“However, I am an optimist and hope always springs eternal,” he declared, adding that hopefully when the motion is debated, reason will come through and three government MPs will support the no confidence vote.

Reflecting on the situation in Guyana where Charrandas Persaud joined the opposition in supporting a no-confidence vote against the coalition government of which he was a part, Therold Prudent said there were lessons for Saint Lucia.

“You cannot continue to have a lack of transparency in the way you administer government, whereas you have so many Saint Lucians clamouring for a better life; for health care; for jobs,” the LPM leader told St Lucia Times.

He said he hopes that ruling party members understand that Prime Minister Chastanet is on a destructive path and his actions do not benefit Saint Lucians but foreign entities, corporations and individuals.

“When you think of the borrowing that has taken place during the past two and a half years, it must boggle the mind,” Prudent told St Lucia Times.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Prudent is exactly right about the Ministers of government. They are totally spineless and are mostly concerned with enriching themselves. Not one of them dares to challenge the PM on some of his economically and immorally disastrous policies. Two notable examples are the retention of Ubaldus in the Cabinet and the $100 000 000 giveaway of taxes, belonging to the country, to a foreign, gluttonous, tourism based entity. The ill-advised, wanton borrowing by the current administration is putting the future of the present generation and generations of St. Lucians yet unborn in serious jeopardy. This is a borrow and spend, trickle down economics government. Trickle Down Economics policy has proven to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. The present Chastanet-led government has lost its way. It’s a One Term government.

  2. My money is on Prusent. I ha w said if before and I am saying it again. The day this man run on a major party ticket Montoute finish.
    All of you’ll that there giving him chart have no idea how prepared he is for the job of representing the people. So blow your horns if you

  3. I wudnt mind prudent win a seat uh. Wether with slp or uwp cuz he seems to be a bright guy. I hear a sipsion he gojn up on slp side. I always say if a politician have seat and then lose it then somebody else shud be on that seat.I don’t like a recycled politicians (those who had already lost) there shud be a rule if u lose then you’re out. Win .lose . Out.politics is a game. Family, friends. They give contracts for x million then spilt the profit.those with hotels etc get concessions and politicians eat free from them. If u campaigne u get jobs,scholarships , promotions etc.

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