UPP Candidate Sean Bird dismisses Prime Minister’s boast of 4.2% growth as voodoo mathematics

Sean Bird, the United Progressive Party’s Rural East Candidate, is dismissing Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s claim of 4.2% economic growth, noting that any growth the country has experienced is in a very narrow context.

Bird says that Browne’s rhetoric is not supported by what he is seeing as he campaigns in Rural East, nor what he is hearing during the UPP’s mobilization walks through the other constituencies. 

He is not an economist, Bird admits; but the Prime Minister’s claims simply do not match the reality on the ground.