Sir Louis dresses for battle royale
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 Oppositionâs âNo Confidenceâ 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 Strakerâs attire, however, with one Opposition member saying it was âtoo loudâ.
Daniel Cummings, Opposition representative for West Kingstown, was debating the Governmentâs amendment to the Oppositionâs motion of no confidence, when he was interrupted by Sir Louis and became annoyed.
âWould you be quiet,â Cummings told the senior Member of Parliament.
ââ¦If you listen, you wouldnât wear that dress; itâs annoying the eyes. I have to take off my glassesâ¦too loudâ¦too loud,â Cummings said, much to the amusement of several persons in the House of Assembly.
Cummingsâs annoyance may have not only been because of Sir Louisâs interruption or dress, but because of a comment made earlier by Straker, who had shouted: ââ¦the rules also say you must pay your rent.â
Cummings went on to state that the Governmentâs amendment was a completely new motion and not an amendment. His opinion was shot down by Speaker of the House of Assembly Jomo Thomas.