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Falklands : Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Honourable Mr Michael Poole, MLA
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 24.04.2014 (Article Archived on 08.06.2014)

Thank you Mr Speaker, Honourable Members I would just like to begin by officially thanking the Acting Governor for his work in the recent weeks and we look forward to welcoming our new Governor at the beginning of next week.

Motion for Adjournment Speech by the Honourable Mr Michael Poole, MLA Thank you Mr Speaker, Honourable Members I would just like to begin by officially thanking the Acting Governor for his work in the recent weeks and we look forward to welcoming our new Governor at the beginning of next week. As people will be aware – it has been mentioned a couple of times – we are currently about half way through the next financial year’s budget process which is quite a challenge. I think we expected it to be so but from my prospective it has been even more difficult than I imagined. We had a few good years in terms of income from oil related revenues and good Illex revenues over the past two or three years as well. But there are no guarantees that will continue into the future. From a personal prospective I think the most challenging thing I find in the budget is trying not to over-reach. Naturally you want to include as much as you can but we need to do it sustainably. Somebody reminded me just the other day that Falkland Islands’ people don’t expect Government to solve every problem. We can’t afford to do that anyway. They wouldn’t want us to and I constantly remind myself of that. I did hear on a TV show the other day that there are two types of politicians. There is the type that wants to say YES and the type that wants to say NO. Wanting to say YES isn’t a sign of irresponsibility, imprudence or inexperience. It is also not a sign of weakness as some people may suggest. If an idea has value then the natural response to it is to say YES and ask how to do it, trying to find a way of achieving it. If there are financial barriers or practical barriers to saying YES you have to go back to people and say it is not possible. In reference to the Islands Plan – hopefully the Islands plan reflects that we are a Government that would want to say YES to things. We’ve got quite an ambitious programme and hopefully we will reflect that in this up-coming year’s budget and the next three years’ budgets as well. In terms of prioritising Capital Expenditure in particular, as has been mentioned we have the public meeting on the 1st of May. I would like to see a wide range of people there as it will be a very interesting debate. Thank you Mr Speaker, I support the Motion.

 

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