‘Show us your plan Mia’

“Don’t just criticize and condemn but tell the country in your discussion of the motion of no confidence how you propose to address the myriad social and economic problems currently facing the country.”

This challenge was thrown out to Opposition Leader Mia Mottley on Sunday evening by Government minister Donville Inniss, during an address to the monthly meeting of the St Philip West constituency branch of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Arguing that while it is within her rights as the Leader of the Opposition to file a motion of no confidence in the Freundel Stuart administration, Inniss said Mottley must go further and offer alternatives for dealing with the country’s social and economic problems.

“Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is free not to just criticize and condemn but to say if they were in Government, this is how they would ensure that all Barbadians get all their tuition at the University of the West Indies paid for,” the outspoken St James South MP said.

He added: “They must say how they will ensure that all Barbadians get access to all the health care that they want. They must say this is how they will ensure that all the roads are fixed and they must say this is how we will ensure that unemployment is zero in Barbados. That is the kind of conversation we want.”

Inniss contended that any debate on the no confidence motion should not be just about bashing any member of the House of Assembly, but should be about what needs to be done to pull the country up in this 50th year of Independence.

At the beginning of the current session of Parliament on April 19, Mottley handed over the no-confidence motion to Clerk of Parliament Pedro Eastmond for submission to Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington.

Carrington has reportedly returned the motion to Mottley suggesting the exclusion of a clause and the use of specific words. However, in response, Mottley has argued that the clause and the wording are relevant to the subject to be discussed at a date to be fixed.

It is therefore still unclear when the motion will be heard. (NC)

8 Responses to ‘Show us your plan Mia’

  1. Daniel Red Man Clarke
    Daniel Red Man Clarke April 26, 2016 at 5:20 am

    You and yours had all the answers to fixing everything under the sun and failed miserably. Not to mention all the lies of no layoffs , cheques in the mail and so on and so forth. Talk is cheap . You in power now so do your job not ask others what they would do. Can Mia do anything right now ? No .

  2. Bajan boy April 26, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Donville Inniss surely suffers from foot in mouth disease. His argument here is flawed it makes Gear box look like an academic. Mia has a responsibility to ensure that they are kept within their bounds and do what is right for Barbados. No opposition member has any responsibility to articulate any plans for Barbados except in the case of a manifesto.
    Minister if you need her to do that call an election and you will see her plans. You dummies who have been in office for almost 8 useless,regressive years and at no time listened to anything she said are now calling for ideas. Freundel Stuart shouted at Barbadians again on Sunday that there was no Easter without Good Friday and that Easter is upon us. Think this is 2013 think again Mia has a no confidence and believe me bajans have lost both confidence and respect for the DLP government.
    Please tell Freundel his analogy is likened to a man who lives is a house with a wife for 8 years and abuses her every day until she could no longer take it and packs her bags to leave. The day she packs those bags he comes home crying and begging her to stay and promising he will never do it again. Think she cares well bajans feel the same way about you..

  3. BaJan boy April 26, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Poor Donville doesn’t even know how to peep to see what Mia got on her book so he begging to let him see. I understand Donville you want some thing intelligent to carry to cabinet can’t blame you porn fellow…sorry poor…

  4. Johnathan April 26, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Ha ha LOl Donville want ideas yuh mean the Dems ain’t got none at all yet not even after 8 years

  5. harry turnover April 26, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Mia don’t have to show you jack sh8.You are a part of the Government show us what you have done for the past 8 years.
    You want to see she plan ?….tell your boss to call elections.

  6. zeus April 26, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Lol I was awaiting these responses …st Vincent ….st Lucia ….Grenada ….can’t get theirs solve ….Trinidad now feeling hardship but the great mia mottley have the secret to solve Barbados problems Lol ….in politics the grass is always greener on the other side

  7. Carson C Cadogan April 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    MIA AMOR MOTTLEY has no plan, all she is capable of is OPPOSE, OPPOSE, OPPOSE.

  8. Victor April 29, 2016 at 9:12 am

    The fundamental rights of any Opposition is to Oppose, Highlight, Remind, but surely not to give-away ideas. However, once an election is called, the opposition can give the electorate plans by the way of a Manifesto. It is as simple as that.


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