‘Both to blame’
A “putrid spectacle” is now publicly enveloping the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), and both Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley are to blame.
That’s how Liz Thompson, a former Cabinet minister in the Arthur administration, feels about the former Prime Minister’s abrupt resignation from the BLP and his public disagreements with Opposition Leader Mottley.
“Owen Arthur and I have had our differences but I have tremendous respect for him, his leadership of the BLP government, his economic skills, what he has achieved for all of us and for our country, whether we choose to admit it or not,” Thompson wrote in a Facebook post which attracted more than 100 responses.
“Let me be clear, I am holding both Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley equally responsible for the putrid spectacle to which the party and the public have been subjected,” she said. “It is truly regrettable that whatever issues he had with the BLP leadership, that they could not have been resolved both maturely and in the interest of party and country.