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The rise and rise of Labour

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Around the Caribbean region, there has been a political shift towards labour parties.

• Philip J. Pierre, leader of the St Lucia Labour party (July 2021)

Labour parties are clearly the people's choice in the region

• Natalio D. Wheatley, leader of the Virgin Islands Party (April 2022)

• Dickson Mitchell, Leader of the National Democratic Party (June 2022)

Rishi Sunak has continuously shown he can articulate issues better than Liz Truss

• Terrance M. Drew, leader of St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (August 2022)

Congratulations to our sister labour parties, as it says much about how the voting public feel about the way conservative parties treat them.

Can we Truss her?

Over in our “mother country” of Britain, the leadership race has come down to two people — Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak. They have been travelling around the country speaking to Conservative Party members who will be voting for them. There is a narrative that Truss is already the winner.

“Liz Truss has extended her lead over Rishi Sunak as best candidate for the Prime Minister to an overwhelming 26 points among Conservative voters, according to a new poll.” — The Independent

Anyone who has watched the debates would and should be surprised that she is polling ahead of Sunak.

Why is that?

Simply put, she has trouble articulating any real plans that will actually move Britain forward.

Here are two prime examples:

On August 1, during a televised presentation in Exeter, she stated that she would cut the pay of British civil servants. Less than 12 hours later, she made a U-turn on that decision.

When quizzed about how she would help people out with the cost of living, her reply was “tax cuts”.

The funny thing is that when they run the maths, the average person will get a tax break of roughly ₤60, while persons who are high earners see up to ₤2,000 in tax cuts.

So she attacked the working-class Civil Service and proposed tax cuts to benefit the rich. Yet she enjoys a comfortable lead over Sunak; clearly not based not on ability.

Labour again

Labour Party MPs, members and supporters are gleefully watching the multiple unfolding disasters in the Conservative Party.

Within two years, Britain will be facing a General Election. With someone like Liz Truss as leader of the Tories, it is near inevitable that the working-class people of Britain will kick them out.

Cheers, guv.

Christopher Famous is the government MP for Devonshire East (Constituency 11). You can reach him on WhatsApp at 599-0901 or e-mail at carib_pro@yahoo.com

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Published August 12, 2022 at 7:59 am (Updated August 12, 2022 at 7:21 am)

The rise and rise of Labour

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