High Stakes at House Meeting: Opposition Unity Questioned Ahead of No-Confidence Motion
With the constant absence of Denise Sista B Barrow at house meetings, and with Moses Barrow’s motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Briceno, it will be interesting to see what degree of support the opposition side will garner at Friday’s House Meeting. While the party is saying that they are united under the UDP, member for Collet, Patrick Faber, has not been present at numerous house meetings, and then there’s Sista B. Come Friday, several important pieces of legislation will be read as well as the Saudi Arabia loan motion and the Barrow’s no-confidence motion. Barrow was asked whether he will get a full representation on his side of the House, here is how that went.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “So that is a fact that he is in a note of the country. So I believe maybe – “
Reporter: Must be taking summer school ?
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: ” I don’t know. Maybe he’s… “
Reporter: So he won’t be here.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “I’m not sure. I haven’t spoken to him on this house meeting coming up, but he does his best to attend. But Tracy, Hugo and I are almost always there, I’m always there but Hugo, he has missed because he has medical issues and you know that for a fact. I don’t think Tracy has missed. So making that into more than what it is, which is one member is finishing his PhD that’s the only other member, obviously the member from Queen Square. It’s not conspicuous, it’s a matter of her policy and we accept that and the majority of the government parliamentarians have the ability to change that and whenever they decide to change that then the member from Queen’s Square will have to comply or else.”
Reporter: So on Sunday. You know Mr. Faber won’t be here, but are we able to, should we expect to see a unified front between yourself, Tracy Taeger Panton, Hugo Pat, because all them people stay far from your leader. They don’t attend your events, they stay far.
Moses “Shyne” Barrow, Leader of the Opposition: “That is such a perversion of the facts. Hugo Pat is one of my closest allies and every time I travel around the country I always stop in to see him. I don’t think I have to take a picture every time I go to his house and eat tamales and his wife cooks black dinner for me. I mean where do you come up with these things?”