PF can change the constitution unilaterally – Scott

Vice President Guy Scott
Vice President Guy Scott

Vice President Guy Scott says the Patriotic Front Government is closer to a position where they can change the constitution unilaterally with two thirds of the votes following its increased numbers in Parliament.

Moving a motion to suspend for the house to suspend Standing Orders 20 and 21(1), if necessary, and Standing Order 101 to enable the House to complete all business on the Order Paper and all matters arising there from and that, on such completion, the House do adjourn sine die, Dr Scott said things have changed in the house and that gone are the days when the ruling party won motions by one vote.

Dr Scott pointed out that from the 20 by-elections that have been held so far, the PF grabbed ten seats from the opposition and returned one of its seats.

He says this is in addition to the fact that ten opposition Members of Parliament are working with the PF government by virtue of their appointment to deputy ministerial positions.

Dr Scott says the PF now boasts of over 80 seats, a clear majority of the house.

The vice president advised opposition Members of Parliament against being combative because the ruling party has the votes.

He stated that the PF is in a better position to change the constitution unilaterally than the opposition is to block a vote or bring an impeachment motion.