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Party gone! Colm leads PNM conga line out of Parliament

It was the biggest and best coordinated mass evacuation of a Trinidad venue since Machel Montano finished singing “Like a Boss” at the 2015 Soca Monarch final.

If the next General Election does not go as planned, PNM MP Colm Imbert could at least look forward to a future with the ODPM, after he led the Opposition on a breathless walk out of Parliament today.

Photo: PNM MP Colm Imbert led the Opposition's exit from Parliament within the first hour of the Government's No Confidence motion.
Photo: PNM MP Colm Imbert led the Opposition’s exit from Parliament within the first hour of the Government’s No Confidence motion.

As Imbert and his posse rushed to the exit, COP leader Prakash Ramadhar must have felt he was at a COP meeting.

The Government’s No Confidence Motion aimed at Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has only just begun and time will tell whether exodus was the best policy for the PNM. But, thus far, the motion has not been worth the price of admission.

Government speakers rose to discuss Rowley’s behaviour in matters of which he was either already cleared of wrongdoing or pre-dated his time as Opposition Leader.

Otherwise, Rowley’s misdeeds were supposedly his handling of “Emailgate” and David West’s witness statement. In both cases, tellingly, the substantive issue was the alleged wrongdoing of then sitting Cabinet members rather than the Opposition Leader.

Then, of course, there was the “kyat fight.”

The People’s Partnership ministers are apparently still fanning themselves over Rowley’s clumsy analogy that could be construed to have sexual connotations. Their squeamishness is odd for two reasons.

First, judging by the grabbing, fondling, pulling, sucking and swinging of the current Cabinet, one could be forgiven for thinking that Tanty Kamla did her recruiting at Copa Cabana.

You think wining around Rowley is risky? Well, try asking Glenn Ramadharsingh for a  HDC house or volunteering to help out Chandresh Sharma on ‘bring your children to work’ day.

Photo: Mr Bean just missed out on a Cabinet position.
Photo: Mr Bean just missed out on a Cabinet position.

But, more importantly, the biggest flaw into the PP’s offence against Rowley’s behaviour is that it was led by none other than Roodal Moonilal.

Mr Live Wire once referred to Moonilal as “a pholourie with legs.” That was a stupid and insensitive thing to say and we humbly apologise.

Pholourie, you see, is quite tasty. Moonilal, the PP’s answer to Animal Farm’s “Squealer”, is as palatable as broken glass. He is Anil Roberts without the swag.

So today, the man who told Rowley that he would “wash out his stink mouth” with Lifebuoy, criticised Jack Warner for not giving more houses to people named Mala and taunted activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh by offering to name the controversial Point Fortin Highway after him, condemned Rowley for a bizarre poem on the platform and his behaviour on Carnival Tuesday.

Rowley’s behaviour, to be clear, did not leave any air stewardesses feeling violated, mistresses requiring smelling salts or a female cleaner needing mouth wash. And, tellingly, Rowley apologised for the statement earlier this week.

However, Moonilal did give a hint of what else might be on the cards.

“They don’t take paternity of that,” said Moonilal, as he discussed Rowley’s role in the Las Alturas Towers. “They don’t take paternity of nothing.”

The Government, it seems, has not lost its fascination with outside children. Sharma did not get the memo.

Photo: Ex-Tourism Minister, MP and sweetman brahmin Chandresh Sharma. Let a playa play... (Courtesy Trinidad Guardian)
Photo: Ex-Tourism Minister, MP and sweetman brahmin Chandresh Sharma.
Let a playa play…
(Courtesy Trinidad Guardian)

Meanwhile, the rest of the population waits to hear what all the fuss is about. Surely, the PP has more ammunition that this with which to convince the public of Rowley’s unsuitability as leader.

Imbert was the only PNM speaker to address the House today. And, as is his custom, he called the other side puerile, hinted that they were trolling, dared them to challenge him outside, dropped the mic—figuratively—and left, with a move as well-coordinated in its execution as the electric slide at a wedding party.

Not for the first time, Ramadhar, who spoke next, looked totally confused at the sight of backs disappearing in the distance.

Mr Live Wire cannot confirm whether, out of habit, he said: Oh gorm, come back nah Nicole!

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37 comments

  1. O
    Unc is the biggest joke. I am going to enjoy voting them out

  2. But Sharon Duncan… I had to do a double take since I love pholourie! Lol

  3. That was an excellent exit…

  4. “Pholourie with legs.” Nothing, I repeat, nothing can top that today. Hahahaha!!!!

  5. I’ve just just read a summary Mrs. Alleyne Toppin’s contribution to the debate and I have come to the conclusion that no one with a conscience or a shred of decency can continue to sit on the fence for this election. Vote these firetruckers out!

    No more false equivalence… We have never had a government like this!

  6. ‘well executed as the electric slide slide at a wedding’..rotmfflmfao

  7. Lasana Liburd when are you writing your first book ? I will certainly buy one…. Working title ” Trinidad Nice”

  8. WELL THIS WAS AN INTERESTING READ

  9. I made a bet and won on this one.

  10. “referred to Moonilal as a pholourie with legs” ahahahahaha

  11. A pholourie with legs!!! Ah bawl out oui!

  12. “As Imbert and his posse rushed to the exit, COP leader Prakash Ramadhar must have felt he was at a COP meeting” Oh gorm Lasana..that followed by Mr Bean…classic!

  13. Just remember that you are considered a PNM operative Lasana so be careful you might have to hire a bodyguard! That’s me speaking Sarcasm my second language remember I am now Bilingual!

  14. And we can be sure that some people here are more equal than others…

  15. Lasana I’ve always said that Moonilal reminds me of Squealer. So glad I’m not the only one who sees the similarities.

  16. Scotty Ranking

    You have to apologise to Squealer as well, Mr LiveWire! I’m sure Squealer takes grave offence to being likened to Roody Moony!
    Hope that legged phoulourie doesn’t fall off the ladder in embarrassment when thee words swing to a certain Castries teen ….

  17. They so shame they can’t leave parliment

  18. “Pholourie with legs”,I weak!

  19. The ‘pholorie with legs’ was good, the apology was better. 😀

  20. Btw. I was laughing b4 I even open this eh!! #partygone

  21. Love It #Wired868 is the best, always on point.

  22. The first time in the history of Westminster style Parliamentary proceedings has a government taken on the job of what is the opposition members’ prerogative. The first government to act as opposition too. Not even Mr. Bean could come up with something so ridiculous! The mother of all farces has been foisted on our nation by the most farcical and dangerous government in our short history. I predicted the walkout. No self respecting opposition would sit there and listen to something that has no place in the workings of parliament. And the doltish, partisan speaker allows this travesty under his watch!

  23. You are on a roll this week. Enjoying this immensely. On a serious note though, I still waiting to hear the President’s decision on David West, and the former AG witness tampering. Just saying……