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OUR PM. Several people rushed to the front of the stage yesterday to get a touch of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)

By Maria Bradshaw | Tue, January 22, 2013 - 12:12 AM

“READY YOURSELVES!”

That was the battle cry from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart yesterday evening to the large expectant crowd that gathered at the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) Errol Barrow Day celebrations clamouring for him to continue speaking.

“Talk yuh talk,” urged diehard supporters who rushed to the front of the stage. And an upbeat Stuart responded: “You will hear a lot of talk from me over the next few weeks.

“Ready yourselves because you will be hearing from me very shortly and when that time comes we go into the battlefield with our loins girded and with all the breastplates of political righteousnesss.”

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 8 months ago
Ready: for What?
I am of the view that the public comments being attributed to the Prime Minister regarding the upcoming General election to be increasingly distasteful especially since those on the other side of his verbal abuse are not given the same time and space to respond. His selection of analogies is surprisingly absurd given that he is revered as a classic scholar. Comments such as Parliament having a better scent following the departure of the opposition during the current boycott; the lining of hearses to take opposition members to their graves; and the sending of teachers, university graduates and all intellectuals back to the cane fields because of the protracted difficulty in solving a dispute represent more a state of unpreparedness for the High office rather than readiness.

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 8 months ago
Yes....impressive he is not.

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 8 months ago
David... your partisan comments appears to be intentionally misinterpreted,and politically biased,but then again that's the M.O. of the opposition party,

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Posted by Judy Clarke 1 year, 8 months ago
Mr Prime Minister, please watch what you say and how you say it! Please don't put your foot in your mouth. I am one of your supporters and I am beginning to dislike your choice of words. I certainly won't be going to any battlefields - Let's use the correct words and say polling stations.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 8 months ago
Ready yourselves for Stuart to relinquish the leadership to Sinckler after announcing the date of elections and dissolving Parliament.

As I have said in previous postings, giving up the leadership to the more dynamic and charismatic Sinckler is perhaps the one thing that Stuart could do to make the electorate stop and take a second look at the DLP. It would not be enough to assure victory at the polls but will add greater intensity to the campaign. Voters will still punish them on elections day for the gross mismanagement of the economy and the fiscal catastrophe in which the country finds itself.One must be reminded that after the Eager 11 fiasco hit the news, Sinckler in his confession and soul cleansing to the Nation newspaper, admitted he had no interest in the leadership position.

What a difference a year and changing fortunes can make.

That move will be a major shift in strategy but would also reveal the true level of discontent and deep division within the DLP. Supporters will see it as a bold move when Stuart has finally accepted that the Party is bigger than he. Opponents will see it as an act and exploit the weaknesses therein. It is still a rather odd move at this late stage, especially now that Stuart's poll numbers are surging at the expense of Sinckler's, whose is on the decline.

Before Stuart rides off into the sunset, the one other noble thing left to do would be to return to the school and apologize to the little kid for telling him last year that he did not know the date of the elections. It was only last week that Stuart disclosed that he had the elections date fixed in his head since the St John by-election.

If Stuart hands over the leadership to Sinckler, it will lessen the leadership tussle in the next Parliament and Sinckler will now have his time to show that he is a worthy Opposition Leader.

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Posted by Reiah Factua 1 year, 8 months ago
We are ready. We have had more than enough of poor human resource management, a term which began and ended with employee layoffs and termination in both the public and private sectors. Not to mention boards who threaten employees and remove those who strongly oppose their underhand management and financial mismanagement, whilst overpaying select employees to create false reports on colleagues to justify their own misdeeds. Ready for DEM to go!

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 8 months ago
CARL WITH ALL DUE RESPECT AND DECENCY, QUALITIES SOME MAY NOT POSSESS,IT WOULD SERVE YOU BETTER TO SEE WHAT YOUR PARTY DID NOT DO IN THE THREE TERMS THAT THE ELECTORATE OFFERED THE BLP, LOOK AT WHERE AND HOW THEY FAILED MISERABLY.AND INSTEAD OF TRYING TO NAVIGATE OUR SHIP, FOCUS ON BAILING OUT THE WATER THAT COLLECTED IN YOURS FOR FIFTEEN YEARS".WE[DLP]GOT THIS".

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