Gentleman is reinforcing my argument. He is a man, as I think every hon. I say it because it was not until four or five days after the strike had been started that any demands for wage increases or improved working conditions were formulated.
That is what we on this side are proposing to do. It has nothing to do with the great tangle in which the Labour Government left the affairs of this country. Gentleman the Member for Lewisham, South and his friends. I come to this question.
They are not all Communists; there are others, too, and I feel —I am expressing my own personal view, my own belief and my own philosophy and I express it as a Member of the Labour Party —that the others would become stronger. They deny it. Do they always want to wait until the appendix is perforated, until the body is full of the poison that they failed to extract when they could have done so?
It is a threat, and I condemn the threat; but the fact is that it has remained a threat and only a threat.
Guns are the ONLY hope the law abiding have of defending against the lawless. It happens much more frequently on our side than it does on yours. Not much scares him… these things terrify him. This has happened over and over again.
These kids and their parents with the neveragain movement are not going to let this go. You quickly realize ten rounds sucks when you take a wound ballistics class like I have and go over case after case after case after case of enraged, drug addled, prison hardened, perpetrators who soaked up five, seven, nine, even fifteen bullets and still walked under their own power to the ambulance.
Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition. Jagan's efforts to set up the rival union—this was before the P. The strike failed, and the Minister of Health himself—this Communist Minister—took the step of calling on the sugar workers to return to work.
I would also say with great seriousness that in British Guiana the Governor has spared no effort to bring Ministers to a sense of responsibility and the Constitution to fruitful vigour, and it is no fault of his that these efforts have failed. They are not leaders at all.
What is wrong with that?