Friday, February 23, 2018

Simple answer to Marlene issue

As a patriot of Trinbago, like so many hundreds of thousands of us who were never members of the PNM (People's National Movement) or the UNC (United National Congress) in its different incarnations, I have been listening to and reading all those pseudo-intellectuals on the imbroglio between the UNC and the COP (Congress of the People) on the Marlene Coudray issue. These lackeys and apologists of the UNC would have us believe that the issues are:

(1) That the mayor is free to join any party of her choice

(2) The PM cannot remove the mayor

(3) That the mayor had joined the UNC a year ago.

All the aforementioned twists are irrelevant to the real issue, and that is whether there was an agreement that the mayorship of the San Fernando City Corporation must go to a member of the COP.

To me, this is the simple question the Partnership (or is it the UNC) must answer before we are asked to move on. All those who are saying the leader of the COP is asking the PM to break the law by removing the mayor are taking us for fools. If the PM's answer is in the affirmative, then automatically, the mayor must resign because she is not now a COP

Sanjay Persad

St Joseph