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Nov 20, 2014

P.U.P. Leader Blasts Barrow in the House

Francis Fonseca

Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca wasn’t buying the PM’s take on the matter, including G.O.B.’s assertion that the P.U.P. in its own time used and abused the Petrocaribe funds without accountability. Fonseca made no apologies for the fact that Petrocaribe came to life under the P.U.P.  In fact, he lauded the program, stating that while it is a great thing, how it is being used by the U.D.P. isn’t. Fonseca says that the PM’s posture at this juncture is purest hypocrisy.

 

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

“The People’s United Party, Mr. Speaker, understands and appreciates the value and importance of the program. Ironically, Mr. Speaker, the Commandant must be rolling in his grave when he heard the Prime Minister speaking this morning. It was he as leader of the Opposition who tried to undermine the program, undermine it. Got right up here in the National Assembly and attacked the Venezuelan government and called Hugo Chavez a pseudo-Nationalist. That was you, Sir. That was you. So don’t come here today beating your chest and bleating like you’re some nationalist. You’re a hypocrite. So Mr. Speaker let there be no question about the People’s United Party’s support for the Petrocaribe program. We started it, we made it happen and we developed it into a working program. You didn’t know what to do with it. You fumbled around for four years before you understood the importance of the program.”

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