Barbados Opposition Leader Applauds UK PM

Barbados Opposition Leader Applauds UK PM

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 19 2017 – The Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley has applauded UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May for her actions to put Britain on a stable and secure path.

May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to bring forward an election that was not due until 2020, saying she needed to avoid a clash of priorities in the sensitive final stages of the two-year Brexit talks.

“Prime Minister May has clearly recognised that there are times in the life of a government when a mandate is required from the people of the country if the country is to move forward,” Mottley said in a statement to the media.

“Indeed, a Government must understand it has to go back to the people and ask, simply, what would you have us do? What direction do we take as a people? This gives the country its best chance of success, as it ensures that the action it endeavours to take has the country’s support.”

Mottle said Prime Minister May recognises this two years into her term on the matter of Brexit, that some may argue is not as fundamental as the one faced in Barbados.

“We are facing one that challenges our own economic and development path and the question is can we continue on this path without asking our own people in Barbados what direction do we take and have that credible answer in order for us to move forward in a surefooted manner to the benefit of all of our people,” Mottley said.

After addressing a rowdy session of the House of Commons, May won the support of 522 lawmakers in the 650-seat parliament for an election on June 8, an easy victory for the prime minister who could see her majority increase by at least 100 seats in the poll.

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