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Inniss: A political joke

Inniss: A political joke Minister of Health Donville Inniss. (FP)

Mon, January 14, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Government Parliamentarian Donville Inniss has dismissed the Opposition’s boycott of Parliament from tomorrow as a poorly-thought-out plan that might eventually embarrass the Barbados Labour Party.

It was clear that “no serious thought” had gone into the boycott threat and that the BLP was simply trying to find an issue to take into the election campaign, the MP for St James South told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

“As far as I and many people are concerned the Barbados Labour Party has boycotted Parliament since February 2008,” he charged.

“Its contribution to parliamentary debates has been so infrequent and irrelevant the impression is given that Parliament is not taken seriously by the BLP.

“In this context, therefore, the latest statement about a boycott is nothing but a political joke which could well cause some embarrassment when people ask what really is the BLP’s performance record in Parliament. Even BLP supporters would come to the painful conclusion that their members are grossly overpaid.” (TY)

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 9 months ago
As jokes go, you need to figure out who is going to have the last laugh. What I find amusing, is the frequency with which - outside of Parliament-the Min. Health speaks on matters of trade; the Min. Trade delivers wonderful guidance on matters of tourism; and the indefatigable Min. of St. Lucy lectures all his cabinet colleagues- and anyone else with ears- on everything else! An amusing novelty; possibly a joke; but in quite bad taste.

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Posted by Mary Yearwood 1 year, 9 months ago
Please, elected officials, do not act like the Republican Party in the US by refusing to deal with the other Party...It looks bad and Is bad for the entire country, and nothing is ever solved by behaving like that.

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Posted by Bajan Fishermen 1 year, 9 months ago
Is this man for real??? With statements like this, no wonder Barbados is in such a sorry state.
There is something call rule of law Mr. Inniss, in case you do not know or understand, that this country has a constitution. The DLP mandate is up, while you and your cronmies would like to maintain a dictatorship, in this country, we the people are saying NO.
So for you to call the Opposition Stance of not attending Parliament, a joke, is bind boggling and disrespectful to our constitutional wishes.
Your time has expired, and elections must be called. while we understand that you are afraid, that you will be no more in the parliament as the representative for St. James South, YOU STILL have to go.
So no amount of delaying tactics by your administration, can stop the election that is constitutionally due in this country.

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