Privy Council rules against Govt
By RIA TAITT Thursday, June 21 2007
THE Privy Council yesterday ruled against Government and handed victory to the Opposition MPs, delivering judgment which recognised the constitutional right of an MP to be paid whether or not he/she takes the Oath of Allegiance.
The Privy Council also acknowledged the deservedness of the Opposition’s claim to be paid for work during the 18-18 parliamentary deadlock.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in “welcoming” the “landmark” judgment, said she was sure the UNC lawyers would be seeking “interest” on this “judgment debt” (ie salary plus interest).
“It should be something that should certainly be taken into account,” she said adding that with the current inflation the dollar value of monies earned in the 2002-2003, it would be a lot less now.
The judgment granted much better terms to the Opposition MPs than the Government’s offer of the Members of Parliament (Payment of Emolument) Bill which was tabled in the House last Friday and which granted backpay (minus interest) and which made no mention of legal costs.
Dumb fuckin ass niggas again nah!
Once again the niggas lost in Court!
Now the conts will have to take tax payers money to pay the Opposition MP's with interest. Tax payers money to pay legal fees and so on and so on. They shoulda make them pay the extras from dey own pockets and then yuh woulda see the difference.
Fockin PNM losers!