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No retreat - Knight

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A DEFIANT K.D. Knight has refused to back down from his pronouncements about the leader of government business in the Senate, Dorothy Lightbourne.

In a Gleaner/Power 106 news interview yesterday, Knight said he would not retract the statement made last week.

"I maintain my position of what I said. The action reinforces my view. It shows also where the priorities are. There is the greatest ease in suspending me from the Senate, yet the greatest difficulty in extraditing someone else," Knight asserted.

Last week, Knight told Senate President Oswald Harding that he would not retreat from his comment, saying May's Parliamentary Procedure gave him latitude to call a member stupid.

However, yesterday Government Senator Tom Tavares-Finson challenged Knight's claims, arguing that May's gave no authority to anyone to use unparliamentary language.