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15.Jan.10

Editor: “Nobody touching this Constitution while Son Mitchell alive.”: Might it be fair to say, “Not while I Son Mitchell alive”. “If you get elected to Parliament and try to change this constitution, I coming out to deal with you.” – Bigger than God? Upon what meat doth this Son Mitchell feed that he has grown so large?{{more}}

All of the above was said in public on the mainland in the presence of the political leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) Mr. Eustace, who is also the Leader of the Opposition, and his (Eustace) appointed Senator, who was also rebuked.

You should have done such and such (rebuked?). Mr. Eustace took the NDP into the general elections in March 2001. In his manifesto, he promised constitutional reform if the NDP won. Equally, too, his opponent Dr. Gonsalves (ULP) promised the same. In 2002, in parliament, the process of constitutional review started and continued up to 2007 for some five years.

Where was this Son Mitchell in those intervening years? What were his views? What was the relationship between

Mr. Eustace and the man Son Mitchell?

Incidentally, Mitchell is the founder of the NDP and was Prime Minister from 1984 until almost the end of 2000 when he handed over the leadership to Mr. Eustace.

“Nobody touching this Constitution while Son Mitchell alive,” cannot be brushed under the carpet. In short, the NDP cannot in the future touch (CHANGE) the constitution while Son Mitchell is alive.

More serious than that is the “if you get elected to Parliament and try to change this constitution, I coming out to deal with you”. That threat is directed to all and sundry in the NDP and not only to the name of the man he called.

To be specific, it defies any successful NDP elected candidate to fulfill the wishes of the electorate for them if they (electorate) voted for them and made constitutional change a priority.

Open for discussion is “De NDP monsters on the mainland” and the effect that the tranquilizing pill has and will have on them.

Stanley M Quammie

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