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Mar 5, 2020

Debate on Motion of No-Confidence Runs Long and Loud

John Briceño

Late this afternoon, the People’s United Party proceeded to table its vote of no-confidence which was succeeded by a spirited debate from both sides of the floor.  While Opposition Leader John Briceño launched the debate by firing the first salvo, the ruling party also got in a few jabs of its own.  Here’s how the debate unfolded.


John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition

“For the first time in our history, the Minister of Finance has been declared guilty by the Chief Justice of trampling on our constitution.  Noh me di seh dat.  And for the first time in our history a number of government ministers have been named in fraud scandals in foreign lands and have disgraced our reputation.  We believe we need to act now Madame Speaker, that is why we think that it is timely for us for today to be able to have a debate on a motion of no-confidence Madame Speaker.  Thank you.”


Patrick Faber

Patrick Faber, Area Representative, Collet

“He talks about vote of no-confidence is the first time.  The vote of no confidence of the G7 against you is the biggest example.  I watched, Madame Speaker, I watched him this morning or earlier when we were debating the contracts bill, when they spoke about the fact that it was the Right Honorable Prime Minister who put in place the criminal charges if you violated the Finance and Audit Reform Act.  What didn’t come up Madame Speaker is that he was the one who implemented the Finance and Audit Reform Act reforms in 2005, was it, and he behaves Madame Speaker like he is so good, out of the goodness of his heart.  In fact Madame Speaker, he did that when those members of his Cabinet jacked him up and told him that he ought to do things differently.”

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