Opposition Leader Tobias Clement on Monday chained himself to his table moments after beginning his response to the 2021 budget which was delivered by Finance Minister Gregory Bowen last week Wednesday.
The Budget sitting resumed last Friday but Clement was not present. “That will mean, therefore, that we have gone back to making presentations. The Leader of the Opposition, when he comes, if he comes, would be allowed to make a presentation just as any other member of the House, the timing of which is one hour. It’s unfortunate we cannot hold up the entire nation and this house to the fancy of the Leader of the Opposition,” said House Speaker Michael Pierre.
Clement anticipated that he would be removed if he continued to speak beyond one hour.