by Larry Smith
Miller was a guest on Jeff Lloyd’s afternoon chat show last week. He began with the tired complaint that the Guardian media group was unfairly “lambasting” him because its owners hated the PLP and loved Hubert Ingraham. You know, the usual defensive tribal stuff for popular consumption. Then he got down to brass tacks.
“No-one in this country has paid off their light bill, either corporate or personal. That’s 90 per cent of us,” Miller said. "I owe BEC like everybody else. My home bill is pretty much up to date, like everybody else. The average person owes BEC over $5,000 - I don’t owe them over $5,000 - that’s just the way it is. Everybody should pay - including Leslie Miller."
There’s no point analysing this corkscrew logic, but let me paraphrase it. He is simply asserting that almost no-one in the country pays their electricity bills - and he is no different from the rest of us.