King leaves UWP Convention following controversial statement made by Isaac

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King leaves UWP Convention following controversial statement made by Isaac
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An upset Stephenson King stormed out of the United Workers Party (UWP) National Convention on Sunday after he was attacked by Senator Mary Isaac.

Isaac, who was giving the closing remarks at the convention, said,“There is no serving prime minister who sits as an ordinary Member of Parliament,” which persons said was directed at the former political leader.

At this point King and a number of his constituency delegates walked out of the convention, while sections of the crowd looked on in shock at the remarks made by the UWP senator.

King told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) exclusively that he think Isaac’s comment was divisive and defensive, and went on to state that it will cause further division within the UWP.

“That statement made by Mary Isaac was clearly directed at me. Today I decided to sit with my delegates of Castries North and no one should question my allegiance and loyalty to my constituency,” he said.

King said he wasn’t surprised by Isaac’s comments. “Mary Isaac is very reckless in her statements ever since joining the UWP. She will wreck the UWP. She needs to control herself.”

But Isaac said she was making a general statement that Caribbean leaders do not know when to pack up and leave. The former trade unionist maintains that nothing was wrong with her statements.

“Think about it, an ex-prime minister anywhere sitting in parliament as an ordinary parliamentarian. It is unheard of. So that has to cause us to pause and think,” Isaac stated.

When asked to comment on the issue, newly elected Chairman of the UWP Guy Mayers said that the matter will be dealt with internally and he wish not to say anything regarding that matter.

Other senior executive party members also dodged the question.

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  1. King is a big baby but at the same time Mary Isaac is an inexperienced politician. You mean In a vote of thanks you making abrasive statements like that. Ill advised. King spider ruff us mondesir and mary pole need to be fired. King first as he us a sitting waste of time. Only there for himself.

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  2. The statement was out of place. If Mary can't understand that, then there's something clearly wrong with her. The UWP is doing a horrible job as Opposition, how will they do in power?

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  3. Hi everyone in St.Lucia good morning, good after noon, let's talk about King . King my question to you is why are you so up set, why did you walk out? It was not very nice to do that. That's tells you something about you. I don't think you are the right man for the job. Thank you.

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    • If you want to talk to Mr King why didn't you try contacting him directly!

      Did you not read the article? Actually don't answer that because you clearly didn't, if you're asking "...why are you so up set, why did you walk out?"

      What are you trying to say here "That's tells you something about you." did you re-read your comment before hitting the post comment button!

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  4. Why didn't you walk out when Mitchell made his statement about loosing PM resigning? I guess you wanted to attack your own/party member.

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  5. Bye bye king. Big baby.byou lost the last election and is Kenny joojoo in Parliament. Youbjust there for yourself you unqualified fool. Let Frederick fool you still.

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  6. Mary since when that's your role. Mary your "best used by" date has expired. You look washed out! Leave King alone!

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  7. Thanks for your Comments , I'm so happy some people respond to my Comment, I'm going to say this again people do not fight over this people . They are nothing, at the end of the day You people are there for best Country best interest. So please do not fight over them Some of you have Children, Grant Children, think about them . St .Lucia need Hospital Schools looking after the pensions . They need Care Homes.Thanks.

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  8. There are in identifying characters within the frame structure of the uwp and their objective is to dismantle the dedicated members of the party not understanding the selection of one to represent a constituency and the country in its entirety it appears those given an opportunity are confounded and looks at individual interest and power hungry forgetting the purposes and issues concerns that they are selected to correct . NB delegates are few and they don't elect, with all being done and said come election day and see who are elected the elements of slavery cancer has been well and alive we all have to face reality

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    • There are unidentifying characters within the frame structure of the uwp and their objective is to dismantle the dedicated members of the party not understanding the selection of one to represent a constituency and the country in its entirety it appears those given an opportunity are confounded and looks at individual interest and power hungry forgetting the purposes and issues concerns that they are selected to correct . NB delegates are few and they don't elect, with all being done and said come election day and see who are elected the elements of slavery cancer has been well and alive we all have to face reality

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      • Mr king is the right man to lead the uwp into the next election watch the action of the thugs listen all sure seated members of the party are being push away Chastenet step..…… down and let the party unite as you found it and go back to the people in Soufriere apologize to them for rejecting the faithful and loyal supporters to you foolish greedy desperated for power but Reigobert is qualified and is using her intellectual capacity to be the first female prime minister of St Lucia you fooooool.