Thanks for people with sharp minds
It was a pleasure reading Ms Dana Seetahal's incisively analytical and impressively articulate discussion of the Section 34 scandal (Express, September 14, 2012.) The Honourable Minister of Justice came across as trying to confuse the issue and befuddle readers instead of coming out with an apology and the truth. Did he think he could get away with it with a sharp mind like Ms Seetahal's around the corner?
However, as Mr Reggie Dumas points out, the concept of collective responsibility of Cabinet implies that the entire Cabinet is blameworthy, not merely Mr Volney. The proclamation of Section 34, despite the government's assurances to parliament that no part of act would come into force without the necessary "infrastructure" in place (which presumably implies that parliament would be informed when it was in place) was approved by the entire Cabinet.
And this was done secretively (stealthily?) when national celebrations were in progress.
Thank heavens we have individuals who can make their voices heard to prevent our administration of justice falling into disrepute.
Port of Spain