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Opposition leader Romeo looks forward to working with Osborne

Donaldson Romeo, Opposition Leader, Montserrat

Donaldson Romeo, Opposition Leader, Montserrat

The Hon Donaldson Romeo, leader of the opposition says the Hon. David Osborne will no longer have to bite his tongue when speaking in Parliament.

When the news broke on Monday this week about the resignation of David Osborne, son of former deceased Chief Minister John A Osborne, from the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP), it was one of little or no surprise to most.

Sources reveal that Osborne had often not been included in party discussions and have often been ridiculed by the Premier MCAP’s party leader. The sources report that the last straw was a barrage of insulting and degrading exchanges between both Osborne and Meade at bar in Cudjoe Head.

Resourceful political observers expressed no surprise at Osborne’s move. They note that although Osborne has not voted against the government in the Legislative Assembly, and he has used dissenting language and have abstained from voting on occasion.

The opposition leader in a comment told The Montserrat Reporter,  “I look forward to working with Hon Osborne. He will no longer have to bite his tongue on the back bench but will be able to stand with the Opposition and speak out in the interest of the electorate.”

Romeo sees that the opposition will have a greater influence with the now slim majority enjoyed by the MCAP party in the Legislature. “With the ruling MCAP government now having a one man majority, the Opposition is in a position of greater influence once we work hard and stick together on behalf of the people,” he said.

The Premier has reiterated that he intends to let his administration run the full five-year term and has actually suggested a date for the next elections at September 12, 2014. Recently at the last Legislative Assembly sitting, he hinted that March 7, being his birthday could be a good date for an election.

That immediately put some doubt in the minds of the pundits who note however that merely serves to show, no one should accept his words anyway, especially now that his party members are either threatening or acting on their principles and sensitivities.

 

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Donaldson Romeo, Opposition Leader, Montserrat

Donaldson Romeo, Opposition Leader, Montserrat

The Hon Donaldson Romeo, leader of the opposition says the Hon. David Osborne will no longer have to bite his tongue when speaking in Parliament.

When the news broke on Monday this week about the resignation of David Osborne, son of former deceased Chief Minister John A Osborne, from the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP), it was one of little or no surprise to most.

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Sources reveal that Osborne had often not been included in party discussions and have often been ridiculed by the Premier MCAP’s party leader. The sources report that the last straw was a barrage of insulting and degrading exchanges between both Osborne and Meade at bar in Cudjoe Head.

Resourceful political observers expressed no surprise at Osborne’s move. They note that although Osborne has not voted against the government in the Legislative Assembly, and he has used dissenting language and have abstained from voting on occasion.

The opposition leader in a comment told The Montserrat Reporter,  “I look forward to working with Hon Osborne. He will no longer have to bite his tongue on the back bench but will be able to stand with the Opposition and speak out in the interest of the electorate.”

Romeo sees that the opposition will have a greater influence with the now slim majority enjoyed by the MCAP party in the Legislature. “With the ruling MCAP government now having a one man majority, the Opposition is in a position of greater influence once we work hard and stick together on behalf of the people,” he said.

The Premier has reiterated that he intends to let his administration run the full five-year term and has actually suggested a date for the next elections at September 12, 2014. Recently at the last Legislative Assembly sitting, he hinted that March 7, being his birthday could be a good date for an election.

That immediately put some doubt in the minds of the pundits who note however that merely serves to show, no one should accept his words anyway, especially now that his party members are either threatening or acting on their principles and sensitivities.