ULP supporters ‘angered’ by PM’s reconciliation move

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says some supporters of his Unity Labour Party are not happy with his reconciliation gesture (File photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Some supporters of the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) are angry that their leader, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has offered to withdraw two defamation cases against two opposition parliamentarians.

Gonsalves said in Parliament on Jan. 11 that in a move toward national reconciliation he would not proceed with the cases in which he had obtained judgements against Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace and Daniel Cummings.

Eustace has not responded formally to Gonsalves’ offer. But he said at a press conference last week that he could not accept while Gonsalves has cases pending against his allies and supporters, including NICE Radio and New Democratic Party (NDP) talk show host Eduardo “E.G.” Lynch.

“When the matter comes up at the court, we will see what instructions his lawyers have,” Gonsalves said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Cummings, through his attorney, has said that he has no objections to Gonsalves discontinuing the case. His attorney, however, said but said that the Prime Minister’s lawyer does not need his or the court’s permission to discontinue the case.

“In this matter, I would wish all those involved should follow Eli’s injunction to Samuel,” Gonsalves said after explaining the “impulse” that resulted in him announcing the withdrawal of the cases.

“Forget the politics for the moment: Speak Lord, your servant is listening. And get the inner voice. Even when what the inner voice tells you is against what your rabid rank and file wants you to say or do,” he further stated.

“You think there are elements of the ULP rank and file like what I have done? I hear it on the radio. They say what De Comrade had to apologise for? There is nothing to be apologetic about and why is it he has withdrawn the cases,” Gonsalves further stated, noting that Cummings has said that Gonsalves has no judgement against him.

“So some of my supporters are angered that I have taken the position that I have taken but I am a leader. And more than that, too, when it happened, quickly within the Parliament, I wasn’t thinking about my supporters; I wasn’t thinking anything like that; nothing like that. I say to you, I was thinking, there was an impulse in me which brought forth this gesture of goodness…” Gonsalves said, adding that he would leave the arguing to the lawyers.

See also: No ‘impulse’ to end cases against Lynch, NICE Radio

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12 thoughts on “ULP supporters ‘angered’ by PM’s reconciliation move

  1. Gonsalves you really take the bisquit for the expertise application of bull sh.t. What a sham on your part, what a con.

    Posted by Peter | February 2, 2012, 07:36
  2. Peter, the SHAM, the CON and the BULLS… can be seen in your posts, because I have heard ULP SUPPORTERS expressing their disappointment about Dr. Gonsalves withdrawing the cases against Eustace and Cummings, because they BELIEVE that they should PAY for their MOUTHS. Therefore, he is correct in saying that the ULP supporters were angered by his decision.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | February 2, 2012, 10:02
  3. Powa, maybe ralph should pay for his big mouth, the one he use to kiss he police woman.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | February 2, 2012, 12:14
  4. VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, it seems like you have a PROBLEM STAYING ON TOPIC, why is that?

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | February 2, 2012, 15:57
  5. VincyPowa, where did you here such mutterings, it certainly wasn’t Calliaqua, they are still hopeing to see you some time to get back their money.

    Gonsalves being such a liar we cannot rely on what he says.

    Posted by Peter | February 2, 2012, 18:58
  6. Peter, why the a… dont you do something positive for SVG….Let’s
    see how we can move our country forward. I,m tired of all this sh…

    Posted by progressive woman | February 2, 2012, 20:33
    • This comment was edited for inappropriate language.

      Posted by Kenton X. Chance | February 2, 2012, 21:03
    • Don’t bother yourself with those RALPH HATERS, just ignore them.

      I don’t support the Comrade with this reconciliation move, I guess that he has a heart and that’s why he did that. I would have made them pay every cent for their big mouths!!!! LIARS!!!!

      Posted by no-nonsense | February 3, 2012, 18:39
  7. Backward Woman, due to the stupidity of your writing and the fact you are tired, your post has not been selcted for reply.

    Posted by Peter | February 2, 2012, 21:38
  8. I am a supporter of the ULP and I am not happy with Dr Gonsalves’ position,however I understand why he did it. If it was up to me they will pay every penny!

    Posted by READER | February 2, 2012, 22:39
  9. READER, you are a member of the UNITY LIARS PARTY, sorry don’t believe you, don’t believe a word that you wrote.


    Posted by Peter | February 3, 2012, 09:23
  10. Why are we bothering to write about gonsalves? He was always a xxx xxxx and he will always be. Not even his xxxx respects him. She hold on to him for the status. Wait till the people strip his power.

    Posted by L Sutton | February 4, 2012, 22:38

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