By Ken Richards
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Team Unity’s Dr Timothy Harris, one of the leading politicians in St Kitts and Nevis, has responded to the prime minister’s comments labeling him greedy and ungrateful.
Dr Timothy Harris
“You hear the prime minister and you hear the voice of desperation and fear,” Harris said in response to the claim made by Douglas on Tuesday on his radio programme Ask The Prime Minister.
The Team Unity leader says it is sad that Douglas is taking aim at him when he should be focusing on the issues and policies of the day “including the country being over taxed, including the fact that we have a high joblessness of 25 per cent, including the fact that we have a poverty rate of about 30 per cent”.
“Dr Douglas is getting into the quicksand of desperation, let him stay there alone,” Team Unity leader Harris told WINN FM.
According to Harris, the prime minister has a personal grudge against him.
“Because Harris for him is the problem,” he suggested, dismissing the prime minister’s description of him as foolish, childish nonsense.
The Team Unity leader argues that it is the prime minister who exhibits signs of being power hungry because despite having a minority of elected members in the parliament, he has frustrated the opposition’s wishes to have heard, a motion of no confidence that is now approaching 14 months since it was filed by the opposition leader of the federal parliament, Mark Brantley.
The combined opposition (Team Unity) has six elected MPs in the House, while the governing Labour Party has five.
Although the parliament is also made up of senators, only elected members can vote on a motion of no confidence.
Harris has accused the prime minister of bad management over the past 17 years.
When reminded that he was part of the administration until one year ago, the Team Unity leader said Dr Douglas had refused to heed advice.
Republished with permission of West Indies News Network