Controversy over Kennedy knighthood

THE granting of an honorary knighthood to US senator Ted Kennedy has caused controversy across the UK.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown made the announcement on Tuesday while in the US. The 77-year-old brother of former President John Kennedy is being honoured for his service to the UK-US relationship and the Northern Ireland peace process.

But the deputy leader of the UUP, Danny Kennedy, said the acceptance of the award by Mr Kennedy was "slightly ironic".


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