A Tale Told By An Iscariot, Full of Sound & Fury Signifying … Opposition?
Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley announced his Shadow Cabinet but stopped short of declaring a party in and of itself…
His group consists mainly of failed candidates who ran in the 2018 General Election under the Barbados Integrity Movement, Solutions Barbados and United Progressive Party (UPP) banners.
He stopped short of declaring a party, which if made reality, would mean they’re entitled to a $150,000 subvention according to the Constitution; –
Yet the combative Opposition Leader expected the Press to refer to them as concerned Barbadians only and disputed affiliations; –
Atherley also disputed any suggestion by The Bajan Reporter how it appears the political clergyman seems to be at odds with the current Government, bearing in mind his seat was gained under the auspices of a Barbados Labour Party ticket – I was actually surprised a rooster did not call three times at this point; –
Atherley also ignored my question of how he believes his chances would be in another election if called and given the track record of his current crop…
The bishop, who previously named his two Opposition Senators Crystal Drakes and Caswell Franklyn, said three more people will be added to the opposition group at a later date. He did not explain why the Reverend Paul Leacock was also present?
The group also includes ex-UPP Paul Forte along with Sylvan Greenidge from Barbados Integrity Movement, lecturer Dr Philip Corbin and erstwhile Young Socialist from the BLP, Akil Daley.
Atherley was elected to the House of Assembly as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) but created a one-man Opposition on May 29th last year.