“Politics makes strange bedfellows” – Isaac on ‘Spider’

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“Politics makes strange bedfellows” – Isaac on ‘Spider’
Lenard 'Spider' Montoute addressing Sunday's public meeting in Gros-Islet.
Lenard 'Spider' Montoute addressing Sunday's public meeting in Gros-Islet.
Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute addressing Sunday’s public meeting in Gros-Islet.

The move by former Public Service Minister Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute to re-engage with and support the leadership of the United Workers Party (UWP) is not unusual says Mary Isaac.

The Opposition Senator said it is a situation where Montoute may have been supporting other people who he would have preferred to have emerged as leader, but has now changed his stance.

“And there is nothing wrong with that. It was very democratic,” Isaac explained.

But now that Allen Chastanet has been re-elected leader of the party, the former UWP government minister may have thought it was necessary to support the leader.

“I believe the right and decent thing to do is throw your support behind the leader, and support him fully and that is what Spider is doing,” the UWP candidate remarked.

She continued: “There are many cases in the bible where people are forgiven.”

Isaac also used an idiom for the situation, “Politics makes strange bedfellows,” which means people who would normally dislike and avoid one another will work together if they think it is politically useful to do so.

Montoute is among several candidates endorsed by the party to contest the next general elections. He had resigned from the Senate in December, 2014 to allow Isaac to replace him.

The UWP member lost the Gros Islet seat in the last elections to Emma Hippolyte by a slim margin.

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  1. I hope the people of st lucia will look at trinidad especially at the last election where the people chsnge the goverment and now the country is not doing well and many are regretting the move

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  2. I want to tell Spider and Mayers that the attack on Hon.Hippolyte will cost them greatly at the polls.HOW DARE YOU CALL HER GRANNY? WELL GRANNY WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER SPANKING. hOW OLD WAS cOMPTON WHEN HE CAME BACK AND WON and you all destroyed him.Is that the respect you all have for senior citizens especially women? This attacks on senior citizens will haunt you all for life.

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    • SORRY BUT KENNY HAS TO GO. HE HAS NOT IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR MOST SAINT LUCIANS. IN FACT THE COST OF LIVING HAS GONE WAY UP WHILST THE STANDARD OF LIVING IS MUCH LOWER. THE ONLY VISION IS TO PROSTITUTE FAIR HELEN IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.

      THERE IS NO ACCOUNTABILITY. PERSONALLY KENNY IS A DISAPPOINTMENT, EMMA MIGHT BE A DILIGENT WORKER AND A DECENT POLITICIAN BUT KENNY HAS TO GO. SORRY EMMA NO HARD FEELINGS BUT A VOTE AGAINST YOU IS ACTUALLY A VOTE AGAINST KENNY.

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  3. I watched Emma deliver her contribution to the 2015/16 budget address and IMHO came across as a decent MP performing an extraordinary job despite resource constraints. See no need to replace her.

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  4. Mary just confirmed that Montoute is an opportunist who will stop nothing but his interest. I hear he refered to his two opponents as Granny and Joker but the real clown in thay race is himself. No principle and worthless as a politician.

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  5. Lmao!
    The UWP is a complete WASTE AND A Band of Jokers, WISHING TO GRAB POWER and continue to milk this island DRY.
    SMH!

    Up this time they have NO idea how to fix any of this island's problems.

    MOST USELESS OPPOSITION PARTY WE'VE EVER HAD.

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    • Looks like you leaving overseas, That the best UWP has been being in opposition, Had it not been for them a lot more St. Lucians would be in problems, The gas prices, the Vat on medication, although not all removed yet and more where are you leaving you SLP hack!!!!!!!!!!! SLP pissing in you mouth but to you is water you drinking.

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      • Truth be told. LPM is a small party but they have done a better job opposing the government than my party. I have paid careful attention to LPM and sometimes I think they make more sense.

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