PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — It is ironic that MP de Weever, who had just finished his own parliamentary year-end presentation with a call for unity, could not allow the Chairlady of Parliament (DP faction) to make her year-end presentation uninterrupted.
It should, however, surprise no-one. This has been the “style” of this MP from day one – disrespectful and rude – especially towards the female chairperson of Parliament.
Is it really that MP de Weever does not know better? Hard to imagine for someone who had just, moments before his interruption of the Chair, boasted of his accomplishments as an MP. Even the most unaccomplished MP must know that the closing of Parliament is not a regular public meeting of Parliament.
Do only faction leaders speak in a public meeting of Parliament? NO
Do members of parliament speak without a speakers’ list in a regular meeting of Parliament? NO
A regular meeting of Parliament is furthermore conducted in 2 rounds.
Neither is this the first closing of Parliament for MP de Weever.
But what the same MP also knows is that is takes much more than an interruption by him to detract the Chairlady or make her lose her composure.