The President of the Senate, Floyd Morris, today told members of the Upper House that while he may be blind, he’s certainly not stupid!

Senator Morris was addressing the issues which led to cantankerous exchanges in the Senate last Friday, involving himself and Opposition Senators Robert Montague and Tom Tavares Finson.

According to Senator Morris he knows the standing orders which govern the sittings of the Senate and does not need anybody to tell him how to apply the rules.

Senator Montague and his Opposition colleague Tom Tavares Finson, clashed with the Senate President during a bad tempered end to last week’s sitting.

Senator Montague uttered some ominous words, in the face of a refusal by Senator Morris to entertain his intervention at the time the House was being adjourned.

Today, Senator Morris invited Senator Montague to explain his words.

Senator Montague explained that his words were not intended to cause harm.

He then withdrew the comment.

The Senate President then turned his attention to what he claims was the inaccurate reporting of his actions in that stormy sitting of the Senate last week.

The Senate President says he doesn’t need any schooling on how to apply the Standing Orders.

He says he’s a blind man, not a stupid man.

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