June 29, 2009

Manning was condesending

EDITORIAL - The unravelling of logic

Published: Tuesday | June 23, 2009

Put a politician before a crowd of his own supporters and his capacity for thoughtful clarity seems to evaporate into intoxicated fervour.

So, Sunday's speech by Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister, Patrick Manning at a conference of his People's National Movement (PNM) does not, for us, provide an adequate basis from which to assess the philosophy that undergirds Mr Manning's promotion of deeper integration, possibly a political union, between Trinidad and Tobago and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Indeed, Mr Manning's remarks give added credence to Prime Minister Bruce Golding's call for this matter, and the future of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) generally, to be debated, fully and frankly, by the heads of government when they meet in Guyana next month... Click here to read more

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