This is a BU reblog from 2015 – David, blogmaster
Mia Mottley Prosecutes Government on CORRUPTION in Her Reply to 2015 Budget
Those Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members in parliament advocated the need for Barbados to enact Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation prior to being elected in 2008. There was an expectation Barbadians would have seen movement on this issue within 100 days of the DLP government […] taking office. It is an indictment on civil society we have not been able to pressure government to treat this issue as a priority. In fact, the DLP was re-elected in 2013 and transparency legislation did not feature as a key platform issue.
It is ironic Mia Mottley’s contribution in the 2015 Budget Debate has positioned the issue of graft and corruption in government squarely in the public’s domain. If we are to evaluate the fervour which some members of parliament on Mottley’s side supported her on the issue there is a lot to be said about the political class closing ranks.
Here is the Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley’s reply to the 2015 Budget (first hour clipped).