There is little difference so far, in the utterances of the two contenders in the battle for presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party.
Current President Dr Peter Phillips and the man hoping to take his place after the party’s annual conference in September, Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting, have both been outlining their visions and plans for the 81 year old organisation.
Nationwide News has been examining the similarities and differences of utterances made so far by both candidates.
Stevian Simmonds reports:
For the Phillips campaign, the message is centered on victory through a united PNP, while Bunting’s theme has been ‘we can win’.
Both have expressed concerns about workers doing full time work being classified as contract workers, and not being eligible to certain benefits.
Both are also adamant that they will not tolerate corruption in an administration they’ll lead.
Both Phillips and Bunting have also expressed concerns about inequality in the education system.
But their plans for education, differ slightly.
They also differ on the PNP’s current philosophy.
Both Bunting and Phillips also want an inclusive economy, where small business people are linked to opportunities and capital.
Bunting has outlined plans to launch an endowment fund to help comrades who’ve fallen on hard times, have workshops aimed at developing party members, and overhaul the party’s communication system.
And Phillips is adamant that a government with himself at the helm, will end squatting.