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Eustace has ‘a 2-pony circus’ – PM

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, left, and Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace chat before the beginning of budget proceedings in January (Photo: Elson Crick, viaFacebook).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The question that should occupy Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace is not when the next general election would come but rather, if he would survive a leadership challenge within his New Democratic Party (NDP), according to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

General elections here are constitutionally due in 2015 but Eustace told Searchlight newspaper last week that he was not ruling out the possibility that Vincentians could go to the polls as early as this year.

“The question for Eustace is this: it’s not whether they are going to have general elections this year. It is whether he, Mr. Eustace, can survive as the leader of the NDP at the time when Ralph advises the Governor General to dissolve Parliament with the election date. That is the question which is consuming them inside of the NDP,” Gonsalves said on Tuesday.

“The NDP knows by now that their leader has a two-pony circus in order to keep his job,” Gonsalves said, adding that the first is “a pony of austerity”.

“And without him riding that pony, there is nobody on the opposition who could handle Ralph with the economy,” Gonsalves said.

“… The other pony that he rides is a pony that elections are around the corner so if you change me, not only wouldn’t you have anybody to match Ralph in the House to deal with the issues …” Gonsalves further said.

“I mean the grown men and women in the NDP don’t realise that is the story. I think more and more they realise,” Gonsalves said.

He further said that NDP founder and former primer minister Sir James Mitchell “decided to bell that cat last year June on television”.

Sir James has said publicly that Eustace should step down as head of the NDP after he lost a third consecutive election in 2010.

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10 thoughts on “Eustace has ‘a 2-pony circus’ – PM

  1. Big head Gonsalves, he really believes he is the king, his mimisters and MP’s should out him, he insults them.

    He should analise his own position, not Eustace’s, see what meek means to him, what a load of crap that was.

    Bethlehem, remember that load of cods wallop.

    Posted by Peter | February 2, 2012, 07:25
  2. The POWER is in the hand of the God. It is He who decides who wins power. He use the people to accomplish his will either for good or for rebuke. Those who think that they have the minds of the people so wrapped up and that they can fool all of the people all of the times are themselves fools. So let PM Gonsolve and his supporters continue to believe that they have the power to change “change”. Let them think that they are in the place of God almighty. But, like Bob Marley said once” anyone one who want to play God, is a DEVIL” So true.

    Posted by OLBAP | February 2, 2012, 08:37
  3. Finally the PM admits that the Hon. Arnhim Eustace has the ability and the capacity and the capability to handle the economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Unlike the ULP, whose succession is based on the PM’s hand picked offspring, the NDP has in its ranks capable individuals with individual expertise and political experience to lead the party when the time comes.

    The truth is that we have had the ULP in office for 11 yrs and counting and we are not better off than we were before.

    Posted by free speech | February 2, 2012, 10:04
  4. The whole world laughs at Vincentians for electing the ULP.

    Posted by L Sutton | February 2, 2012, 16:50
  5. LOL@Eustace told Searchlight newspaper last week that he was not ruling out the possibility that Vincentians could go to the polls as early as this year. SAY THAT again every year, by 2015 YOU WILL DEFINITELY GET IT RIGHT…LOL…LOL!!!!!!

    Posted by no-nonsense | February 3, 2012, 18:51
  6. If Eustace only got a ‘two pony circus’, Gonsalves has only got a ‘one handcart scrapyard’.

    Gonsalves has led us by the hand into bankruptcy, whilst lieing every step of the way.

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    Posted by Peter | February 3, 2012, 19:52
  7. Earth to PETER, COME IN PETER.

    Peter, why don’t you layout the bankruptcy filing for us by the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Posted by vincypowa | February 4, 2012, 00:21
  8. VincyPowa, because your last post was such a stupid and pathetic reply, it has not been chosen for comment.

    BUBbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

    Posted by Peter | February 4, 2012, 10:21
  9. I had an idea today, Gonsalves why not give Eustace one of your shirts for him to make a circus tent from.

    Preferably not the red one, bulls are excited by red, makes them nasty, Gonsalves try out my theory and walk in a field with bulls, Canada has some great bulls.

    Posted by Peter | February 12, 2012, 19:49
  10. THE UNITY LIARS PARTY WISH TO ANOUNCE THAT TIME IS AVAILABLE ON THE LIAR MACHINE THAT THEY HAVE ACQUIRED FROM THE CIA

    PERFECT YOUR LIAR SKILLS AND LEARN TO TALK CRAP JUST LIKE GONSALVES

    Posted by Peter | February 12, 2012, 19:54

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