A politician makinig a horrible mistake, public speaking
DAMION Crawford was swift with his apology yesterday as the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) scolded him for calling its supporters ‘dutty labourites’.
Less than an hour after JLP Chairman Robert Montague issued a statement to the media slapping Crawford and demanding an apology, the popular member of parliament for the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and junior tourism minister said sorry for the comments made during a party conference in East Kingston Sunday.
“I would like to apologise unreservedly for a most unfortunate comment that I made at a political meeting in East Kingston and Port Royal in reference to the Opposition.
“It is clear that I got carried away and reverted to negative language that has been used in the past by both political parties. This ought not to be part of any vocabulary going forward by me or anyone else. I pledge to never allow this kind of utterance to escape my lips in the future as I try to make a positive difference in my country,” said Crawford.