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Sir Louis dresses for battle royale

Sir Louis dresses for battle royale

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Sir Louis Straker, the deputy political leader of the Unity Labour Party (ULP), turned up dressed for battle on Wednesday for the debate on the Opposition’s ‘No Confidence’ motion in Parliament.

Straker, who is also the deputy Prime Minister, was dressed in the colours of the ULP, and sported a fire engine red dinner jacket, with a matching red tie.

Not everyone appreciated Straker’s attire, however, with one Opposition member saying it was “too loud”.

Daniel Cummings, Opposition representative for West Kingstown, was debating the Government’s amendment to the Opposition’s motion of no confidence, when he was interrupted by Sir Louis and became annoyed.

“Would you be quiet,” Cummings told the senior Member of Parliament.

“…If you listen, you wouldn’t wear that dress; it’s annoying the eyes. I have to take off my glasses…too loud…too loud,” Cummings said, much to the amusement of several persons in the House of Assembly.

Cummings’s annoyance may have not only been because of Sir Louis’s interruption or dress, but because of a comment made earlier by Straker, who had shouted: “…the rules also say you must pay your rent.”

Cummings went on to state that the Government’s amendment was a completely new motion and not an amendment. His opinion was shot down by Speaker of the House of Assembly Jomo Thomas.