This is about democracy, more than the Speaker says Dr. Harris

Dr. Timothy Harris told MiyVue.com that he is of the view that the strategy to target the Speaker is working and the fact that the Speaker has to find irregular ways to get to work, or absent himself from work, is an indicator that he understands that he has to account to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The political Leader of the People’s Labour Party, PLP and Team Unity, says the opposition intends to keep Speaker Curtis Martin accountable, and importantly, this is about democracy, more than the Speaker. The Speaker, said Dr. Harris, is just one instrument that has to function well, if democracy is to be realized.

“This is about the people taking action in their own self-interest and the people are prepared to do that,” said Harris.

When MiyVue.com asked Harris how long they intended to continue the protest action, he said, “This will continue for as long as it is necessary for us to get the justice about which we are after; for us to get the democracy which we want to deepen and strengthen, and until the relevant parties take the requisite action to implement the judgment of the High Court, then we will continue the protest.”

MiyVue.com also solicited the views of the opposition politician on whether he thought an attempt would be made to convene a meeting of the parliament soon, but not to discuss the motion. Harris said in response, “It is our view that it will be an abomination and highly irresponsible were the parliament to meet to discuss any other matter, in light of the High Court judge’s ruling, which put beyond any doubt that the motion of no confidence ought to be given the priority on the legislation agenda, and given the fact that 14 months have already elapsed, it is hard to justify by any stretch of imagination, how any other issue could then take priority, especially as the judge said, given the fact that six (6) members of parliament, a majority of the elected, are committed to vote in support of the motion; it would make nonsense of democracy, if we didn’t see the motion being the next item on the Order Paper.”

Harris was also grateful for the support that he said was being provided by the public. He said the public response, support and involvement have been very effective. “Some we find have been at the protest line since 6:30am, leaving their homes that early to show solidarity on any issue and from that period of time. This indicates a great passion for the issue about which they are protesting and agitating.

This is about democracy, more than the Speaker says Dr. Harris

Dr. Timothy Harris told MiyVue.com that he is of the view that the strategy to target the Speaker is working and the fact that the Speaker has to find irregular ways to get to work, or absent himself from work, is an indicator that he understands that he has to account to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The political Leader of the People’s Labour Party, PLP and Team Unity, says the opposition intends to keep Speaker Curtis Martin accountable, and importantly, this is about democracy, more than the Speaker. The Speaker, said Dr. Harris, is just one instrument that has to function well, if democracy is to be realized.

“This is about the people taking action in their own self-interest and the people are prepared to do that,” said Harris.

When MiyVue.com asked Harris how long they intended to continue the protest action, he said, “This will continue for as long as it is necessary for us to get the justice about which we are after; for us to get the democracy which we want to deepen and strengthen, and until the relevant parties take the requisite action to implement the judgment of the High Court, then we will continue the protest.”

MiyVue.com also solicited the views of the opposition politician on whether he thought an attempt would be made to convene a meeting of the parliament soon, but not to discuss the motion. Harris said in response, “It is our view that it will be an abomination and highly irresponsible were the parliament to meet to discuss any other matter, in light of the High Court judge’s ruling, which put beyond any doubt that the motion of no confidence ought to be given the priority on the legislation agenda, and given the fact that 14 months have already elapsed, it is hard to justify by any stretch of imagination, how any other issue could then take priority, especially as the judge said, given the fact that six (6) members of parliament, a majority of the elected, are committed to vote in support of the motion; it would make nonsense of democracy, if we didn’t see the motion being the next item on the Order Paper.”

Harris was also grateful for the support that he said was being provided by the public. He said the public response, support and involvement have been very effective. “Some we find have been at the protest line since 6:30am, leaving their homes that early to show solidarity on any issue and from that period of time. This indicates a great passion for the issue about which they are protesting and agitating.

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