Legal Affairs Minister Ian Douglas is welcoming a court ruling which favored Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St. Jean in the ongoing dual citizenship case.
United Workers Party (UWP) petitioners had filed applications for Prime Minister Skerrit and St. Jean to be called as witnesses in the ongoing court matter but Justice Gertel Thom ruled against it.
Douglas said the applications filed by the petitioners were in poor taste.
“We heard the arguments in court. Like the Senior Counsel said you cannot call somebody to give evidence against themselves and incriminate themselves. There is a basic principle in law which states that he who asserts must prove. The onus is on the petitioners to prove it If you are saying that the prime minister has a French passport, you need come with your evidence to show that which you are saying is true,” she said.
Douglas accused the opposition of being unprepared.
“They are building a reputation for untrustworthiness,” he said.