Following a vote to effectively limit all opposition members responses to the PM’s budget speech to just 30 minutes including the opposition leader (all government ministers would be allowed 1 hour). Danny Lugay was subsequently forcibly removed from the house. All opposition members subsequently left the house when they stood to protest what they saw as a grave injustice to the process of our democratic system.
As a result, the leader of the opposition ,Lennox Linton, and the rest of the opposition members were unable to deliver their budget responses in parliament. Linton speaking via Q95fm radio has indicated that this vote was a punishment in response to his leaving during the Prime Minister’s budget address on Wednesday.
Linton has also pointed out that the Prime Minister has consistently (on all 6 occassions) been absent from the house during the opposition’s response to the budget.
In the interest of airing all sides of the debate DNO will be relaying Lennox Linton’s response via their “Worker’s Voice” programme from the Q95FM Facebook Page from 8:00 o’clock this evening.