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Oct 1, 2020

Saying Goodbye to the Senate

Michael Peyrefitte

U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte rounded off the goodbyes by speaking on democracy and the right for all parliamentarians to exercise their freedom of association and expression, despite testy exchanges that have arisen from hard line positions taken in the upper house.


Michael Peyrefitte, U.D.P. Senator

“I want to thank the Right Honorable Dean Barrow for giving me an opportunity to serve in this upper house and I want to thank all my colleagues in this house for the good times, because even when we’re arguing and disagreeing it’s still good times.  That’s democracy, it’s what we do.  We’re entitled, I’m entitled to be a U.D.P., you’re entitled to be a P.U.P. and we’re entitled to be whatever we want to be under the constitution, that’s what is guaranteed.  The senate is also comprised of not only U.D.P.s and P.U.P.s but you have a churches’ perspective, you have a union perspective, you have an N.G.O. perspective and you have a business perspective and that has only served to further enrich the discussions and the debate that we have in the senate.  And if I may finish off by saying to the Honorable Mark Lizarraga, senator for two terms, one would say now that you are pensionable yoh wahn stop… But I won’t say that.”

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