Warner gets red card
Apologise to all women in T&T, says Robinson-Regis
Joel Julien firstname.lastname@example.org
RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for Chaguanas West Jack Warner was shown a red card for “dangerous play” on the political field when the People’s National Movement (PNM) held a meeting on Tuesday night.
PNM vice-chairman Camille Robinson-Regis showed Warner the red card after tearing into his tenure as a politician and an executive of both FIFA and Concacaf.
At the end of her 30-minute speech, Robinson-Regis listed a number of things Warner needed to apologise to the nation for.
“Jack Warner, apologise to all women in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean for making it hard, hard, real hard for any woman to ever be prime minister in Trinidad and Tobago again,” Robinson-Regis said at the end of her extensive list.
The crowd at the Hi Lo carpark in St Augustine screamed and applauded in response.
Among the cacophony came the sound of a well-timed whistle.
“Ladies and gentlemen, that’s sounding like a referee’s whistle. Yes, that is definitely a referee’s whistle. Jack Warner, that referee’s whistle is for you for dangerous play on the field, for serious foul play, for assisting in misconduct after having been cautioned for disreputable behaviour, for disgraceful language,” Robinson-Regis said.
“Jack, you are guilty of all and more and with that referee’s whistle, Jack Warner, I bring out tonight the largest red card on behalf of the PNM and the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” she said.
Robinson-Regis unrolled a sheet of red bristol board and held it to the crowd. They screamed. Ray Charles’s hit song, “Hit the Road Jack”, was played to add to the euphoria.
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley, the PNM’s political leader, also took Warner to task during his address.
Rowley said if there is a cabal in the Government, a claim constantly made by Warner, then he (Warner) “was the capital C”. Rowley questioned whether all the claims of corruption from Warner during the build-up to last month’s Chaguanas West by-election would have been made if he was chosen to represent the United National Congress (UNC).
Warner won the Chaguanas West seat for the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), a party he formed during the build-up to the Chaguanas West by-election after resigning from his ministerial post and as UNC chairman.
Warner is the party’s interim political leader.
PNM chairman Franklin Khan said the UNC and the ILP are “two peas from the same pod”.
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