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Jul 14, 2021

Barrow and Faber on Opposite Ends of 11th Amendment

Shyne Barrow

Former Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber is on record stating that he has not taken a position on the controversial Eleventh Amendment bill.  Despite his name appearing on the letterhead of a release issued by the U.D.P.’s parliamentary caucus on Monday, Faber maintains that he has not come out in favor of or against the contentious piece of legislation.  But his successor argues that behind closed doors, Faber has in fact expressed his position on the matter.  The Eleventh Amendment, according to Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow is being supported by all U.D.P. parliamentarians with the exception of Faber.


Shyne Barrow, Leader of the Opposition

“With the issue of the position that the parliamentary caucus has taken, it was unanimous.  Everyone elected and appointed vehemently opposes the 11th Amendment, he’s the only one.”


Isani Cayetano

“Go into further details with that because there was a letter that was issued that bears the names of all of those who form the parliamentary caucus and he is essentially saying that he has not taken a position for or against it.”


Shyne Barrow

“He hasn’t taken a position…”


Isani Cayetano

“That is what he has said openly.”


Shyne Barrow

“…according to his public statement.  But privately, he has told me that he does not believe that criminals should be in parliament and again, maybe he’s referring to me specifically, but I know that there are many people in Collet and in Mesopotamia and Port Loyola and Lake-I and Queen Square and Albert and all over the south side specifically who have committed crimes and have made mistakes.  So is he saying that those people are good enough to vote for him for the last six terms but if six terms ago one of them was twenty-one years old or eighteen years old and they made a mistake, now they want to be a councilor or they want to, you know, be in the House of Representatives, he is saying that he would turn his back on the people that have been electing him over and over because this is who this impacts.”

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