I sat in the Speakers Gallery watching the Throne speech this past Tuesday and I was blown away by the lack of enthusiasm by any of the people present ( Lana Popham excluded).
I have seen and heard plenty of throne speeches in my time and this was by far the worst.
Lets get Harry Lali’s opinion: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
That’s right Harry was sound asleep through part of it and if it wasn’t for sidekick Popham poking him and waking him up we would have heard him snoring.
Worse than that were all the BC Liberals shaking hands before the start of the speech welcoming each other back (Except Kevin Falcon he wasn’t there). This implies that these folks didn’t get together before the speech which makes you wonder how cohesive that caucus is.
Wonder no more as Clark has tried and evidently* failed to bring back the ousted Independent John Slater back to support her budget.
You might be thinking she has a majority why would she need him?
To answer that question is to contradict a famous line uttered by former Manitoba Premier Gary Filmon ” a majority is a majority is a majority”.
A majority is not a majority when your own caucus will not support your budget. Thus the reason Clark likely went begging Slater to come back.
Will the government fall? That’s one scenario.
Will Clark fall? That’s another scenario?
If the budget flunks the test of the house will Clark go begging to the Lieutenant Governor for more time?
Are there other scenarios?
Once again lets ask Harry? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
* I use the word evidently because after all this the John Slater, Christy Clark and the BC Liberals we are talking about.