Talk:Jamaica Labour Party

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Various haphazard comments and links[edit]

hear is some evidence[1]

What is the official ideology of the JLP? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:26, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

I was quite surprised to find no mention of the Shower Posse in this article. Would anyone object if I added something about the connection between the JLP and the posse citing the following websites:

and the books:

Born Fi' Dead : A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld by Laurie Gunst

Shower Posse: The Most Notorious Jamaican Crime Organization by Duane Blake


Social democracy[edit]

Please provide a specific link form a reliable source, such as a mainstream newspaper or the Oficial JLP site, to show that the JLP's political beleifs are Social democracy. Readers and editors should not have to hunt fron the main JLP home page, which has no info at all, or from the maze of links above that only have one signature. Also, please give other editors time to verify these clamis BEFORE trying to add such info again. Thanks for your consideration of others. - BillCJ (talk) 06:53, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Just look it up on the net it is a Conservative party. mislead thou. but the JLP is a conservative party. sorry. I goofd Michaelm (talk)

The JLP might have called itself "social democratic" in the 1970s but when you consider that at the time the PNP was socialist the "social democratic" label is simply a way of identifying the party as to the right of its opponents without alienating workers and the poor (and at a time when the political spectrum was further to the left). They were a trade union party but they were on the conservative wing of the union movement and in labour politics the terms used for right and left were "social democratic" and "socialist" rather than "conservative". In any case, the party does not refer to itself as social democratic now and it's policies are universally seen as conservative.Reggie Perrin (talk) 05:06, 18 February 2008 (UTC)