“Someone should let Mr. Arthur know or explain to him what a tribute is.”
… from a note written by Mrs. Mara Thompson to the Clerk of Parliament.
It was the first sitting of Parliament since the death and funeral of former Prime Minister David Thompson. His widow, Mrs. Mara Thompson, and her three children were invited to the session to hear tributes about their lost husband and father – delivered by his fellow parliamentarians in the place that he loved.
And what does low-class, no-class Owen Arthur do?
Instead of finding something nice to say about the recently departed, Owen Arthur delivers a rambling, insulting diatribe that upsets the widow and destroys the purpose and mood of the special session.
Thanks to Mr. Arthur for reminding us of all the times in the past that we’ve excused his inappropriate comments and behaviour. If anything, he’s getting worse.
Barbados Today (Check the archive for the 9/11/2010 edition)
Barbados Today: Comments upset widow
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