Political commentator, Kevin O’brian Chang, says Minister of Finance Dr. Nigel Clarke, has crippled the People’s National Party’s budget presentation.

Mr Chang’s comment follows Dr. Clarke’s contribution to the budget debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Mr Chang says Dr. Clarke has dismissed the political narrative that the PNP serves the interest of poor, while the JLP doesn’t.

He says over the years the PNP used this narrative to control the poor.

However, another political commentator, Sayeed Bernard, disagrees.

Hykel Nunes has more in this report.


Entertaining and comprehensive!

That’s how Mr Chang, described Dr. Clarke’s first of two presentations in the 2021/2022 Budget debate.

Chang says Dr. Clarke literally took away the PNP’s main weapon with his presentation.

Chang says making new Jamaican monies, is also a tactical political move by the government.

He says it will level the playing field for the JLP.

However Sayeed Bernard says Chang’s argument is flawed.

He says the PNP can still present strong arguments, that aren’t centered around poverty.

Bernard also noted that new monies, will not bring unity.