Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn has been slammed for engaging in dirty politics, in referring to Virgin Islands Party (VIP) political opponents as pigs.
Hon Penn, who has served three terms as the Eighth District Representative, was at the time speaking at the launch of the NDP’s Ninth District candidate Coy W. Levons on Virgin Gorda on Friday, March 24, 2023.
‘You could put on lipstick on that pig…” Hon Penn
While boasting that he had on expensive cologne, Hon Penn criticised the VIP of dirty politics but began to engage in the same thing he was accusing it of.
“You could dress up a pig in a suit, you could put on lipstick on that pig, you could put on a Jimmy Choo perfume, and I have on my Jimmy Choo Blue and I smell really nice tonight, but that pig is only going to do what a pig does, root in the mud.
“And we have seen since Friday night, in their launch in Virgin Gorda, all they have done is go in the mud and that was culminated in the activities of last night,” Hon Penn stated, while claiming that his party is focused on solutions to the issues that plague the Virgin Islands
In his same speech, Hon Penn also referred to ex-premier Andrew A. Fahie
as “Hurricane Andrew”, which he said “created significant destruction to the Virgin Islands
Hon Marlon A. Penn was called out by his
Eighth District opponent Mr L. Allen Wheatley (in photo), who said it
was unacceptable for someone aspiring to be a premier to describe his
countrymen and women as pigs.
Hon Penn’s behaviour unacceptable- L. Allen Wheatley
Meanwhile, Hon Penn was called out by his Eighth District opponent Mr L. Allen Wheatley, who said it was unacceptable for someone aspiring to be a premier to describe his countrymen and women as pigs.
“Because, if that is what he is doing, there is nowhere in the world he should be considered to be a premier of any place, including the BVI,” Mr Wheatley stated during the campaign launch of the VIP’s Ninth District candidate and incumbent representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley on Saturday, March 25, 2023.