Mark Loveday, a barrister
in England and Grenada and Cabinet Member for Strategy at the London
Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, laments the decline of British influence in the Carribean.
At the top of a winding street in St George’s, capital of the Spice Isle of Grenada, sits the old parliament building and High Court. The building is a metaphor for what was so cynical and wrong about John Prescott’s farewell “tour” of the Caribbean. John Prescott didn't come to Grenada. He spent his time up north in Barbados, where Tony Blair stays with Cliff Richard and Posh and Becks sun themselves at the Sandy Lane Hotel. Barbados is very New Labour. Grenada very definitely is not. We are at the other end of the Caribbean. A lot closer to Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela than George Bush’s USA.