Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said on Wednesday that his Cabinet is “fully supportive” of the Speaker’s decision to schedule the Motion of No Confidence (MONC) for Monday, December 24th, 2018, thereby treating it with urgency.
“When we were in Opposition, we asked the Douglas administration to do the honourable thing and allow the tabling, debate and vote on a Motion of No Confidence,” Prime Minister Harris said.
He added his predecessor “callously refused” to allow the MONC for some 26 months, holding the it in abeyance for more than 2 years, even when it was clear that he had lost the confidence of the majority of elected Members of Parliament.
“It was a fundamental breach of Parliamentary practice and tradition by the illegitimate Douglas regime and a violation of our constitutional right, as found by the High Court,” Prime Minister Harris said.
“In keeping with our mandate for good governance, we are leading by example. The motion will be disposed of soonest.”
The Team Unity Government in St. Kitts remains confident of “strong support by the people” of that island, for its “excellent record-breaking performance” in education, good governance, healthcare, housing, roadworks and other infrastructure.
Government said it considers the motion nothing more than a “distraction by an unpopular Opposition”.
“The Cabinet is ready for the debate,” Prime Minister Harris said on Wednesday. “We will remain focused on serving the people and improving their welfare.”