Approaching one year since BLP power-hungry opportunists ousted Mia Mottley

October 18th is the 1st Anniversary of the plot

Our friend Ian Bourne says that Owen Arthur is “under tremendous pressure to ensure he attracts more people” to public meetings than Mia Mottley did when she was BLP leader.

Unfortunately for Goin wid Owen, folks remember that as Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley attracted THOUSANDS to her meetings. That’s just not the case now with Mr. Arthur who often finds himself talking to more empty chairs than people. Some of his backroom advisors are getting a little nervous and well they should.

“In our opinion, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart doesn’t have to win the next election: he just has to wait for Owen Arthur to lose it.”

Bajan Reporter is thinking much the same thing…

“When Owen Arthur, George Payne, Dale Marshall and Jerome Walcott travelled to the Ermie Bourne Centre at Hillaby St. Andrew, on Sunday, August 28th 2011 for a meeting – they succeeded in doing three things. With the first anniversary approaching, they gave Barbadians another opportunity to see the chief architects of the plan, who ousted Mia Mottley as Barbados’ first female Leader of the Opposition, on October 18th 2010…”

“…What is the BLP’s cause now and what is its message? It simply cannot be that the BLP wants to form the Government! BLP members must not allow themselves to get “accidental false hope” deliberately. Even if the DLP was losing popularity, that would not result in an automatic electoral victory for the BLP.”

Excellent analysis and a worthwhile read at Bajan Reporter’s post: Barbados Labour Party Wrestling With Its Shadow And Bajans Shake Their Head in Utter Disbelief

Advertisements

12 Comments

Filed under Barbados, Politics

12 responses to “Approaching one year since BLP power-hungry opportunists ousted Mia Mottley

  1. Owen is History!

    Grey-haired History. His day is done. Gone……

  2. amusing

    haha !! owen’s coup d’etat, mia’s “entrepenurship”, bourne’s “excellent analysis” and bfp trying to stay relevant .. just the kind of stuff to kick off the weekend

  3. Peter Pan

    It pains me to read all the time, any article that features that political harlot called…Owen Arthur.

    An imbecile who in the remaining days of his shelf life cannot ” REMEMBER”( or chooses to to lie about ) his presence at Cabinet meetings that he chaired.

    The Parliament & People of Barbados deserves better.

    Owen Arthur is yet to address the concerns about Voter – Padding raised by Rawle Eastmond surrounding the 2010 BLP Conference.

    Does he believes Barbadians will ever support his shenanigans…..EVER AGAIN ?

  4. Alice in Dreadland

    Just yesterday I saw Owen Arthur out shopping. It’s years since I saw the man in person. He looked a pale shadow of the man I remember & the thought that went thru my head was, ‘why would this man seek leadership of the opposition at this most critical of times?’

    I am no ageist, I am not exactly a spring chicken myself, but to fight a battle to win back the support of the electorate & to hound the current administration it takes somebody with energy, fire & passion. Sadly these traits are obviously no longer applicable to Mr Arthur….Time to move on Sir.

  5. Owen is History!

    Alice confirms what I was saying!
    Owen’s shop is shut.
    Stand home and play wide de grandchildren.

  6. Artaxerxes

    Peter Pan

    You political yard-fowls never cease to amaze me. Now, cut out the political diatribe and let us be fair. David Thompson, who was also a drinker of alcoholic beverages, (just like all the other parliamentarians, which does not make them any different from Arthur), did exactly the same thing that you continue to accuse Arthur of doing to Mottley, to Clyde Mascoll? But I guess that it was strategy for Thompson, but harlotry for Arthur. Did not Thompson shelf life expired just like one day all of ours would? Arthur and Stuart are about the same age, yet you are in full support of Stuart contesting the next general election and becoming the Prime Minister. Does this makes sense to you.
    You people need to stop this nonsense. You boast about being the most educated individuals in the Caribbean, yet you continue to contribute nonsense on these blogs, which has made us the laughing stock of the region. Nothing of substance, just childish, asinine party political diatribe.

  7. J. Payne

    That was the DUMBEST move. If he had a political advisor he want firing… In the Westminster System usually by convention you step aside as party leader once you lose an election.

    1) His power grab can be perceived or gives the impression that he was afraid of David Thompson, thus with David gone it is ‘safe’ to return to the job.
    2) What is the going to do if he loses again? Step down yet again? That would be two stinging defeats and he would leave that as his legacy.

    At least if Mia had lost during a next general Election he might have been able to say that he carried more actual votes than her. And therefore he could argue for coming back as party leader. But now, he’s been defeated at the polls once, as a candidate he’s back again and asking the same people to vote for him again. That man like to take chances… If he loses the next election and Mia is selected as Party leader (AGAIN) it will make him look even worse. I have no idea what he’s thinking as I say if he had an advisor that told him to do that. I would have fired them one time…. That action plunged the whole party into turmoil. I tell you what though, he’s lucky Barbados isn’t more like T&T because a splinter group would have broken off with Mia from the BLP and formed a new party by now.

  8. J. Payne

    Anyone one been to Parliament and watched the tension on the Opposition side just after the power grab?

  9. Mia Putting Money in People’s Pockets “NOW” when it Really Matters

    The evidence is simply overwhelming! Despite Barbados being in a bitter recession, Mia Mottley is putting money in people’s pockets, thereby helping them to cope and keep body and soul together: “NOW,” when they are said to be struggling to stay above water. The very simple point is: ‘recession or not, with Mia Mottley, Barbadians will have money to spend.’ That is certainly really great news. The evidence is right there!

    HERE IS GOOD POLITICS: After 108 years of existence and earlier this year, the re-elected President of FIFA vowed to take urgent steps to stamp-out corruption – allegation of which has been plaguing that organization for some time. Before that, and long before President Obama established the Bowles/Simpson Committee or America established a bipartisan committee to look at the economy, Mia Mottley had also made a similar call in Barbados. Then on September 29th 2010, while addressing the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Mia Mottley shared her vision for a new development model for Barbados.

    ON THE SOCIAL SIDE, during the St. John By-election held in January, Mia Mottley called on persons with the financial capacity to do so, to: “Adopt a Family,” and help them through this difficult economic period. It was therefore refreshing when – within recent days, I read that the richest people in Germany, America, France and Spain are now encouraging their respective Governments, to tax them more, to help the wider society. Mia Mottley is clearly – way ahead of her time.

    A breath-taking development model:

    In recent weeks and without fuss or fanfare, Mia Mottley launched a social development programme, which will put hundreds of thousands of dollars in the pockets of ordinary Barbadians, during this recession. That football tournament (of which she is said to be one of the main organizers) seems like an aspect of an even broader and more comprehensive development initiative, which she continues to build-out and which seems to form part of her plan for: “A new, just and well ordered Barbadian society and green economy.’

    It would seem that instead of pointing fingers and seeking to blame the Government for the current recession, Mia Mottley has taken the laudable decision to put money in the pockets of families, which will help them pay their bills, buy food and send their children to school, while also helping them cope and keep body and soul together.

    That she is able to execute a lucrative football tournament or such a massive social development programme during a bitter recession and while in Opposition – think how much more she would be able to accomplish – in your name and on your behalf – if she was leading the BLP (Administratively) or Barbados in general. I say: “administratively: because the BLP already has a “Political Leader.”

    It is also clear that the new, unmatched progressive development model, which Mia Mottley continues to roll-out – is far superior to the DLP’s tired ‘societal model,’ which is clearly not working or the obsolete economic model now in existence because her’s is one that seeks to (1) truly empower; transforms and truly change the circumstances of people, (2) make them better far more responsible; independent and productive citizens with new core values, while (3) promoting new patterns on ownership in our country.

    The football tournament therefore meets all the criteria of a sound social and economic development initiative because it focuses on people and contains elements of poverty prevention and also has the capacity to serve as ‘a crime prevention strategy,’ since it will ‘strengthen relations within and across communities.’ It would seem that Mia’s approach also promotes: ‘good health and wellness; discipline; skills and personal development; trust; mutual respect and team work’ – fundamental core values, which are vital to even Barbados – overcoming many of the challenges it currently faces.

    Most impressive is its capacity to spur economic activity, as well as the social development assistance it offers to individuals, which is complemented by monetary incentives to promote self and skills development. The individual benefits, the community benefits and Barbados benefits. And, for that – Mia Mottley must be highly complemented for ‘staying focused’ and, ‘for putting people first’ and ‘money in their pockets during this bitter recession,’ of course when it really matters.

    But as you know, football has been played in Barbados for years, so what is different this time around? MIA MOTTLEY! When Mia Mottley is involve or gets involve even ordinary people become winners. People in communities all across Barbados can therefore go to bed and rest comfortably knowing that, recession or not, whether you are BLP, DLP or Independent, as long as Mia Mottley has anything to do with it – you will have money in your pocket and money to spend.

  10. tony

    Contests, contests ,these are nothing new. In every party there will be contests. It seems that the DLP is so afraid of Arthur. They can’t contest with him on the important facts of the economy and society. they cant. contest with him on a vision for Barbados. they cannot contest with him on his record of achievement. They believe that putrid, vitriolic speel will do, They must be mad,. come with something of substance and worth or you will be seen for what you are .Just a spineless bunch of malcontents ,and you are fiddling will Barbados burns. We want better. Contest with The BLP on the major issues of State.

  11. Anonymous

    Artaxerxes
    September 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    Peter Pan

    You political yard-fowls never cease to amaze me. Now, cut out the political diatribe and let us be fair. David Thompson, who was also a drinker of alcoholic beverages, (just like all the other parliamentarians, which does not make them any different from Arthur), did exactly the same thing that you continue to accuse Arthur of doing to Mottley, to Clyde Mascoll? But I guess that it was strategy for Thompson, but harlotry for Arthur. Did not Thompson shelf life expired just like one day all of ours would? Arthur and Stuart are about the same age, yet you are in full support of Stuart contesting the next general election and becoming the Prime Minister. Does this makes sense to you.
    You people need to stop this nonsense. You boast about being the most educated individuals in the Caribbean, yet you continue to contribute nonsense on these blogs, which has made us the laughing stock of the region. Nothing of substance, just childish, asinine party political diatribe.
    —————————————————————————————-
    Someone reminded Barbadians about the truth surrounding Owen Arthur and hit you for six !

    Wuhloss !

  12. just want to know

    Not so anonymous, some one reminded you about about David Thompson & the present P. M and it has disturbed your mind set. Can you remember Errol Barrow was a man advance in years and contested another election, which he won, so please don’t be so disparaging to Owen Arthur, he will win the next election, whether you like it or not. God Bless you!