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Constitution has nothing to do with NDP policy – Francis

General-secretary of the ruling Unity Labour Party, Senator Julian Francis (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – A leading strategist for the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) has some advice for sacked senator, Anesia Baptiste: go to court to test the constitutionality of the policy on religion her New Democratic Party (NDP) passed last week.

“Anesia Baptiste has to go just beyond words. She said that the policy of the New Democratic Party on the matter of speaking against religion is unconstitutional – that is, the national Constitution. She needs to go beyond that and bring a constitutional motion against the NDP,” ULP General Secretary, Sen. Julian Francis said on radio Wednesday night.

But Francis was only speaking tongue in cheek, agreeing with the programme host, lawyer Jomo Thomas that the issue of constitutionality arises when it relates to the actions of a government.

“Many people get up and say these things are unconstitutional but they never test it. … I think if she tests it and proves it, it will go a long way in helping her … But if she sits by and does absolutely nothing, and just continue to make this bland statement about it being unconstitutional, it won’t get her anywhere,” Francis further said.

“She can’t go out there and use that as an excuse saying it is unconstitutional and that’s why she is making this big hurrah about it,” Francis said.

Baptiste was a member of the ULP before she joined the NDP in 2009, after falling out of favour with the Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves-led ULP.

Baptiste said at a press conference Wednesday that NDP chair, Dr. Linton Lewis, told her that the Strategy Committee of the NDP — of which he is also a member — could not pass a policy it did last week.

Baptiste was “deliberate to flaw Linton Lewis or just to create some more bacchanal in the NDP,” Franis said.

“She is making it more difficult for Linton to get that senatorial appointment,” he added.

Francis also responded to Baptiste’s bashing of the NDP at her three-hour press briefing.

“There have been many persons who have gone publicly and chastised mass political parties, done a good job on the first outing and thereafter [failed],” he said.

“I heard Anesia Baptiste today that there is a lot of envy within the leadership of the party towards her because of the love of the people for her. … But the love of those can easily be turned when you are dealing with a mass party and foot soldiers — if your party is under threat…” he said.

He mentioned the example of Ken Boyea and Stalky John whose political careers ended after they fell out of favour with the ULP.

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13 thoughts on “Constitution has nothing to do with NDP policy – Francis

  1. Any political advice from ‘Francis the Philistine’ has to be flawed because he is the unelected unelectable Marxist Unity Liars Party dunce class Gonsalves lackey.

    Any advice he gives can only be to make mischief.

    How many houses, cars, women and children have you accumulated since 2001?

    Where did the US$1 million cash come from that you took to the bank to change into EC?

    Are you the man that collects great free takeaways from Buccament for 10 people or more?

    Has any part of the million been declared for tax?

    Have you got a bank account in Saint Lucia?

    Did you receive money from a drug baron either for yourself or the ULP?

    Where did that great wad of $ notes come from that you carry in your trouser pocket?

    Who mends your shoes?

    Posted by Peter | April 26, 2012, 23:26
  2. FRANCIS THE PHILISTINE, perhaps you can ask your hoppo Gonsalves the following questions, some you may be able answer yourself.

    Ask about the US$1 million in cash, ask about the UN vote conspiracy, ask about blood money for the airport, ask why employees and suppliers have been allowed to plunder the airport funds and revenue, ask about out of control crime, ask about ministers on the take from Buccament, ask about all the thieving in ministries, ask about illegal activities by ULP MP’s, ask about said drug lord payment to ULP, ask about 60 farmers whose land was taken for the airport and its still not paid for, ask about the Gonsalves rape charges that have never been to court, ask about being taken into ALBA without the peoples approval, ask about the hundreds of treasury bills and bonds issued, ask about the bankrupting of the country, ask about the forced sale of the bank, ask about the forced sale of the supermarket, ask why the Viegy highway has never been finished and where is the money, ask who gets free vegetables grown at Bell Isle Prison, ask about the employment of criminal police officers, ask why the police force is out of control, ask why the police have a shoot to kill and take no prisoners live policy, ask why the police torture detained people in interview rooms and cells, ask why the government support police torture, ask how many complaints have been made about police planting evidence on people, ask Gonsalves why he wanted the PACE police rules abolished, ask about Glen Beache’s company that had the same or similar name as a government supplier, ask about the Spunker of the House’s son robbing his government employers, ask about the continual flow of lies from Gonsalves and his paid IT supporters, ask about Gonsalves sons arrogance in the UN police officer incident, ask about Chavez coming to SVG and calling US President names on our soil, ask about the volume of cocaine passing through SVG from Venezuela, ask about the airport at Argyle now carrying the name Christian Blood Airport, ask about the curse brought to the island for supporting the slaughter of Christians in Iran, ask about our links with IRAN and NORTH KOREA and other crap states, ask about our giving ALBA 1% of our funds, ask about what happened to the $1 million gift and the $3.5 million loan from Gadaffi for the Diamond stadium, ask why the NIS has been almost bankrupted by being forced to put money into the airport that can never show a return, ask why the airport was started without funding, ask why we were lied to about the coalition of the willing, ask why we have a bank account in Cuba where Iran pays money in for SVG, ask about bank accounts held in Saint Lucia by ULP Ministers, ask why people were bribed to vote ULP at the last election, ask why Gonsalves states he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop, ask why Gonsalves has spent millions of dollars traveling, ask why prisoners convicted of serious crimes have been released before their due time, ask why Gonsalves as Minister of Finance under funded the Ministry of Agriculture resulting in the total loss of our banana industry, ask why Gonsalves has employed at great expense to an ex pupil of his to act as Legal adviser, prosecutor and defender in both Government and personal business, ask why he punished the people of the Grenadines by charging them a departure tax to leave Kingstown by ferry, ask why travelers going to the Grenadines are harassed with their box’s and bags, ask why the Rastafarians were lied to, ask why Gonsalves lied about the Venezuelans paying the Cubans wages at the airport, ask why only a handful of Vincentians got jobs at the new airport project, ask why Cubans got all the jobs that Vincentians could do at the new airport project, ask why we were told that the equipment from Venezuela was a gift, ask why we need to take loans from petrocaribe and ALBA for the airport when we were told Venezuela were paying, ask why VINLEC have been supplying the airport project with diesel and thus facilitating the need to charge electricity users excessive electricity bills, ask why we were lied to by Francis and Gonsalves when they told us that the airport would cost the SVG tax payer nothing and when it was finished no debt would be left. ask who shared in the US$1 million in cash and how they qualified for a share, ask why some people arrive at the airport without going through immigration or customs control, ask why some boxes and baggage go through the airport without customs control, ask why only ULP supporters houses get repaired after hurricanes and floods, ask why there are still NDP supporters who are living in damaged houses, ask why Gonsalves son was not charged prosecuted over the motorcycle incident, ask why Gonsalves needs dozens of plain clothes police body guards, ask why we were lied to about repairs to the roof of the official prime ministers house by omission to tell us that there was a fire, ask why Gonsalves has got a whole fleet of expensive cars for his own use, ask why Gonsalves spent up to 6 million dollars to try and ram through a yes vote for the referendum, ask why Gonsalves is accused of heaping spite on people who cross him, ask why Gonsalves calls people dreadful names, ask why Gonsalves needs to make obscene gestures, ask why Gonsalves cannot act in a way conducive to his office, ask why Gonsalves needs to personally interview girls and boys before giving them scholarships, ask why Gonsalves is so well known for his Saturday morning interviews at his offices in Bay Street, ask why Gonsalves needs his unelected and unelectable cousin Francis to be a member of Government on a continuing basis, ask why the people in the Diaspora are on a continuing basis lied to and mislead on almost everything Vincentian, ask why Gonsalves insisted on electing Chatoye a National Hero when the man was a citizen of France, a General in the French army and traded in and kept and worked slaves, ask why local newspaper reporters are frightened to ask Gonsalves pertinent questions and rely only on press releases, ask why the Judiciary recluse themselves from anything to do with what Gonsalves or the Government do wrong, ask why Colin Williams the Director of Public Prosecutions was chosen for that position when Williams was or had recently been a partner or member of Gonsalve’s law firms chambers and also a member of the ULP central committee, ask why Colin Williams has always disallowed any case against Gonsalves or member of Government, ask why Gonsalves sought to change the very laws that he was accused of breaking regarding electoral rules. ask why the fire service has been so grossly under funded that the have never been able to put a fire out, ask why Gonsalves was charged with rape and accused on more than one occasion of sexual crimes, ask why he never went before a court to clear his name, ask why Saint Vincent and the grenadines main income in now scrounging from other countries, ask why Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been turned into a prostitute state, ask why in the last eleven years no new industry has been created in the state, ask why we have lost most of our industrial base in SVG, ask why the streets are filled with beggars, ask why uniformed school children are begging in the car parks for bus fairs and food money, ask why some government worker were not paid at Christmas and their children went hungry, ask why on several occasions poor relief payment was several weeks late and caused people to starve, ask why government owe private companies and contractors over 40 million dollars for the last 4 years, ask why there are always hundreds of people paid their salary weeks late, ask why the government can’t pay its utility bills putting a further burden on the private householder, ask why there is no money to repair our roads, ask why school girls are prostituting themselves for phone cards, ask why the Catholic church and the Salvation Army are feeding hundreds of homeless and poor people every day, ask why business’s are closing down, ask why the Gonsalves need to open a Café when they are very rich and there are numerous café’s nearby struggling to earn a simple living, ask why there is a ULP minister who was broke before coming to office and now has several cars several houses several woman and several children, ask why most of the important members of the police force come from Gonsalves constituency, ask why people go into small grocer shop and buy 1 egg, ask why farmers animals are being stolen weekly in the hundreds, ask why the Cross Country road has not been built and where the money is, ask why Gonsalves shouldn’t be regarded as a cult leader, ask why in many government jobs you have to be a ULP member, ask why a man that is a self confessed liar should be paid huge court settlements in cases he says damages his name and image when his name and image is damaged by his lies and accusations of rape and sex crimes, ask why Gonsalves he employ’s some of his old friends in jobs that pay up to 87 times more a month than the average worker gets, ask why the hospital and clinics are more frequently without drugs and dressings than with, ask why people at the hospital often have to supply their own towels sheets pillows and covers, ask why the death rate at the hospital is so high for usually simple procedures and illness’s, ask why there are less bed at the mental home than patients, ask why patients have to sleep on urine soaked foam mattress on the floor, ask why the food at the hospital and mental home is only fit for pigs, ask why people at the hospital have to bring in their own food if they want to eat, ask why Kingstown and every village is littered with starved diseased dogs covered in scabs, ask why serious numbers of our youth is using crack cocaine, ask why the police are given books of penalty tickets once a week and told to issue enough tickets to pay their salary, ask why up till last year there were Cubans working in every ministry department, ask why Gonsalves has never been to Canada since a Canadian lady claimed he tried to force her to have sex with him, ask Gonsalves why the Cubans Venezuelans and some other ALBA members are currently keeping him at arms length, ask Gonsalves about his uttering’s exposed in several Wikileaks documents, ask Gonsalves if he is related to Antonio Gonsalves the Portuguese Madeiran sea captain who took the first African slaves from the North West African Coast and kicked of the Atlantic slave trade,
    Ask Gonsalves about how he ran away when the Jamaican demonstrations developed into riots with 6 people killed and US$20 million of property bus’s and vehicles destroyed, ask him about his ongoing fight against cowardice, ask Gonsalves why he was fired from his lecturing post in Barbados, ask him how many countries he was made person non gratis of at one time, ask him about his trips to East Europe during the cold war, ask why he appears in the recently released Czechoslovakian secret police records, ask why he appears in records of the Grenada Marxist revolution

    ASK HIM WHY HE NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE ‘VINCYPOWA’ ‘CADDY KING‘ ‘FUDZ‘ ‘JASON‘, TO TRY AND DEFEND WHAT IS CLEARLY WRONG, BY THEIR TELLING FURTHER LIES AND PERPETUATING THE LIES OF GONSALVES, ATTEMPTING TO PROTECT GONSALVES AGAINST THE TRUTH

    THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS YOU COULD ASK GONSALVES

    ‘FRANCIS THE PHILISTINE’ WITHOUT ANY DOUBT AT ALL IN MY MIND GONSALVES IS THE WORST PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FINANCE, MINISTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND MINISTER OF LEGAL AFFAIRS THAT THIS OR ANY CARIBBEAN COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD, OTHER THAN HIS DEAR FRIEND MAURICE BISHOP THAT MARXIST SCUM BAG WHO IS FORTUNATLY VERY DEAD.
    SOME OF HIS OTHER MARXIST SCUM FRIENDS LIKE WALTER RODNEY ARE ALSO FORTUNATLY VERY DEAD.

    AND AS FOR ALL YOU IN THE DIASPORA WHO HELP FUND THIS WICKED MARXIST FAILED REGIME, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FOR BEING STUPID ENOUGH TO BE TAKEN IN BY THE CRAP THAT YOU ARE FED ON A CONTINUING BASIS. YOUR ACTIONS HAVE HELPED INFLICT HARDSHIP ON THE VINCENTIAN PEOPLE. PLEASE WISE UP WE NEED HELP NOT YOUR COLLABORATION WITH THIS WICKED REGIME.

    Posted by Peter | April 28, 2012, 17:38
  3. Ithought his hair would be as white as his beard,his hair is the colour of galvanize:”Anesia if yo join de ulp ah go give yo some galvanize”,we have gone from the age of the iron man to the galvanize man,come election galvanize santa will be dressed in red passing out galvanize.Santa comes once a year,but galvanize santa shows up every five years

    Posted by Joe | April 29, 2012, 13:30
  4. I’m surprised to hear from the ulp,didn’t they lose all urban constituencies,aren’t they in the bush somewhere plotting revenge?The ulp is shrinking,talk all they want,they only won by one constituency,it’s like a guy who runs against usain bolt,just as usain is about to pass him back,the guy passes gas,and crosses the finish line 1 second before usain.The ulp won by a f@rt,guess what “ulp stitches” you gots no bank,the interest rate at the eccb that Ralph uses to pay workers is about to go higher,duties are about to go up,you are draining the NIS,stupid red rats didn’t get out before the baker turned on the oven,now they are about to get cooked..Rats have lived in the oven for over 10 years defecating over everything gnawing on food,and maing lots of noise,the infestation was so bad there were rats stuck in the radio,and on tv,sometimes yu’d turn on the tv hoping to see the news and just see a giant fat red rat big as the screen

    Posted by Jahu | April 29, 2012, 13:47
  5. Julian Francis is a srategist? that’s good to know,because many of us assumed he was the leading hardware supplier in SVG,I almost called him to fix my roof l.o.l

    Posted by Joe | April 29, 2012, 13:51
  6. I don’t for the life of me understand why the Gonsalves family opened a Cafe, what the Gonsalves really need is a new laundry shop. That would be much more sensible and obviously needed.

    They could even give Francis the Philistine a job as manager.

    Posted by Peter | April 30, 2012, 16:11
  7. At least as a strategist he only rapes the truth not the person, he can leave that to another branch of the team.

    Posted by Peter | April 30, 2012, 16:13
  8. I was walking in the lane earlier and noticed a goats arse that look just like Francis’s bearded mouth, a striking likeness, but I suppose after all they both deal out crap.

    Posted by Peter | April 30, 2012, 16:16
  9. Did you know he is the unelected unelectable arm of the government.

    Posted by Peter | April 30, 2012, 16:17
  10. I bet all you reading these post have gone back and had another look at his mouth, I have several times.

    VINCYPOWA, you old ‘cottager’ what say you? lets have your expert opinion.

    Posted by Peter | April 30, 2012, 16:20
  11. cabres ano, chevres anus, ziengen anus, caprinos anus, caprini ano

    now that makes him a truly international ar..hole

    VINCYPOWA, this should be of great interest to you in particular

    JASON, if this is a little beyond you, ask VINCYPOWA your cottaging mentor.

    KNIGHT, hello and goodbye

    Posted by Peter | May 2, 2012, 08:27
  12. Just a thought, all the lies, theft, graft, bribery, are so prevelent with this government, that I think they may now be part of government policy.

    Those of you in Diaspora who give money to the the ULP need to know that it is shared between the top 17 and their families.
    You are supporting a wicked, greedy Marxist regime. This is not the old labour that your parents and grand parents supported, this is the evil arm of Marxiism.

    Posted by Peter | May 10, 2012, 07:22

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