Speaker of the House of Assembly gave one maudlin, rambling, over wrought statement in the House after disrespecting once again Philip Davis, the PLP Leader and Glenys Hanna Martin MP for Englerston. He spoke on 26 July. The PLP issued the statement below as a result of his actions the previous day. In his statement on 26th July, the Speaker said that he had called the Leader of the Opposition in for private chat and they apparently had a heart to heart. Halson Moultrie who trashed the Leader’s wife, who called the Chairman of the PLP a reprobate, who suspended Glenys Hanna Martin from the House, promised that going forward after his chat he would try to be impartial as Speaker in the House. He went rambling on about how he was a PLP, how he was charged for an election offence by the FNM and the PLP’s Leader Mr. Davis defended hm. How he was trained in the FNM and the PLP by former PLP Chair and Senator Andrew “Dud” Maynard, and on and on. Bottom line though is no one accepts that. Mr. Moultrie can help himself. He is unfit for the job and must go. The PLP’s statement is below.
From the Office of the Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party
On The Conduct of the Speaker of the House of Assembly
For Immediate Release
25 July 2018
The PLP continues to object to the conduct of the Speaker of the House of Assembly toward members of the PLP in the people’s House. Today the Speaker displayed blatant disrespect and hostility toward the Leader of the Opposition and toward the MP for Englerston. We remind the Speaker that he is condemned by his conduct which does not allow our MPs to express freely the views of their constituents. The Speaker is simply unable to offer even simple decency, civility and courtesy. He instead adopts an unrelenting predisposition to block at every turn what the PLP has to say with hatred and venom. His conduct is vain and undemocratic and we urge him to catch himself. We are unimpressed. People of goodwill reject his hostility and incivility as unbecoming.