Does Anthony Smith, Jr. want to join the ABLP? Somebody is lying and we don’t think it’s Smith


REAL NEWS: Anthony Smith, Jr., for a second time, is rejecting Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s intimations that he and the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) are engaged in discussions regarding a political cross-over.

Only a week ago, on January 18, Smith scored a decisive victory as the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for the All Saints West constituency and will be replacing the ALP incumbent in Parliament.

“I would never betray the trust and confidence that 2,022 voters reposed in me,” Smith tells REAL News.  “Nor would I betray my own values and disappoint my family, colleagues and the UPP by any association with the Labour Party.”

When Browne made such allegations back in 2021, Smith categorically denied them, stating that he had neither met nor spoken to Browne and had not initiated any discussions with him through a third party.  In that regard, he says, nothing has changed.

Pundits say the Prime Minister was wounded by the ALP’s poor showing during the election campaign, when – he has admitted – he was unable to galvanize the support of even his colleagues.  And since he managed to retain only a one-seat majority in Parliament, they say he is nervous about the stability of his Administration.

Therefore, they say, Browne is attempting to use the name of Smith – a rising star in politics – to undermine confidence in the UPP and also to threaten those ALP members he sees as lazy and complacent.

The pundits say Browne would do better to concern himself with the disaffected Cabinet and Executive members who threaten his future than to continue his campaign of innuendo and lies against Smith and the UPP.

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  1. Gaston Bowne is a confounded,diabolical,gutter snipe of a liar. Other than his Hitler looking STACHE.He is best known by those characters.

  2. Leave him alone Mr. PM…he has a bright future and you’re trying to tug at who you believe is the weakest and youngest out of the flock…he might be soft spoken but he has plenty young, tallawah ppl behind of him…

  3. PM you said on the election night that the people have spoken and you too will make the necessary changes. Right out the block you went at APUA workers. Instead of addressing the issue of the Africans vagrants you have created in Antigua. The Nation sent you a message that they want better infrastructure- Roads , water and electricity throughout the entire island. Throughout every community. Having the university is a great idea, but it is badly locked. Also this purpose built secondary school is just not cutting it. Heard Mathew saying that you are going to build secondary school in Five Islands. You already have one .
    Please note you have parliamentarians that are on their way out that won by a few votes . That you might have to have bi-elections very soon or call for a new mandate. If you do not watch your steps your administration could be out of offline 2 years.

  4. The PM is desperate. I understand Mr PM…but you did it all by yourself the last term, with 15 seats . what’s d matter now sir, that you only have 9?

  5. Browne lies, Browne blames never accept responsibility for his failures but point fingers. A good leader accept responsibility for failures and look to improve

  6. The despotic, desperate and degraded ABLP are obviously seeking to deflect from their election under-performace, by throwing this illusionary red herring to the public. But it will not work! UPP is ascending and ABLP is on the descent.

  7. For goodness sake Prime Minister Browne, we are fed-up to the back teeth with this type deflectionary tactic.


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