Major Leacock is back at it again. On Monday Leacock said that in politics you take a lot of beating, he was responding to Keith Joesph a commentator on Nice Radio Saturday program “Just Another Look”.
He said that it’s hard to listen to Joesph admonishing him, and of all things to make a determination that he is the weakest link in the New Democratic Party.
“And asking me Leacock to make a commitment to the NDP”.
Leacock said he is ahead of every one of those currently in the NDP including Arnhim Eustace and Dr Godwin Friday.
“ I have been there since 1984 as a background vocalist and then-candidate, I joined the NDP when they were in Opposition”.
“Under James Mitchell as a leader, I took up the post of Public Relations Officer for the party and everyone knows I paid the price for it, I was ceremoniously fired from Vinlec and I never looked back”.
“ I never went to anyone looking for a job, I did not have to go overseas to look for a job, I went head-on into my private business mop and bucket”.
Leacock said a lot of us have made sacrifices and will continue to do.
“but when you want to define me as the weakest link in the NDP, and ask me to make a commitment to the party, You, Keith Joesph, asking me to make a commitment, ah mean I don’t speak in derogatory terms to people, but I find he is way out of his place, and ridiculously so”.
Friday was out of the island when Eustace admonish me, a Vice-President in the party along with Roland Matthews, who was leading the NDP at the time, and for what, for saying something that should be said about Israel Bruce.
“ What happen ghost bite him”.
Bruce has been around with the party for about 20 years and selected about 2 years ago.
Last year they were putting up Zita Barnwell to run against me as a Vice President, a year after what has been her mark in the parliament.
“ last year this time NDP they were looking to make Jules Ferdinand the Leader, they can throw me out of there party if they want, am getting really upset”.
“ What are they really saying anyone else but Leacock, you are telling me I have to be an acolyte, I have to genuflect to people to make a contribution to the party,what more sacrifices do I have to make to the NDP, what other commitments I have to make, at last election I was at every public meeting when Mr Eustace was not in the best of health”.
Everything Friday is doing now for NDP I did it for 17 years under Mr Eustace.
“ It is painful to me and my family, I don’t have anything else to do with my life, my children say to me just image you do for us what you do for the NDP, my Brother in the UK said why are you not getting out of this”.
Leacock says he does not deserve this for the contribution he has made to the NDP.
“ I should not have to go anywhere and say what I did for the NDP”.
Ah mean what do I have to do, Dr Friday has his work to do, I can’t do his work for him, I have stayed away so he could put his own brand on the party, which he has a right to do.
“ But you now telling me if I was in the ULP I could not have made such statements, well the ULP would have had to throw me out, is this the characterisation of the person St Clair Leacock in St Vincent and the Grenadines”.
Leacock said when he was fighting for his country, where was Keith Joesph.
“All of my life I was involved in volunteerism, that’s sounds like an individual who has interest only in himself”.
“The work I do on a weekly basis in my constituency has been exemplary”.
Leacock said nobody in the NDP has been more frontal in confronting Dr Gonslaves in and out of the parliament, far more than many others who are still afraid of him up to this day.
“ So why me Leacock asked”.