Westminster representative money under threat

statsman

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It appears that Independent Unionist MP Sylvia Hermon is not happy that SF get £100,000 a year for their abstentionist MPs and wants a vote of the Commons on the issue. The allowance was first approved in 2006 by Tony Blair's Labour government, but I'd imagine that the Tory/DUP pact would probably mean an end to it if she gets her way.

Personally, I think SF should actually tell their voters that Brexit means extraordinary times and requires extraordinary measures, cross their fingers behind their backs and take up their seats to present an anti-Brexit Irish voice in London. But they won't.

'It is totally outrageous' - Anger as Sinn Féin claims more than £1m from Westminster - Independent.ie
 


President Bartlet

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All the muppets on the hill are still getting paid for doing nothing even though there has been no Assembly for 7 months - this is outrageous - can this be included in the Westminster vote so it is stopped immediately
 

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No chance of Duppers or Tories voting to get rid...optics would be awful for them
 

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It appears that Independent Unionist MP Sylvia Hermon is not happy that SF get £100,000 a year for their abstentionist MPs and wants a vote of the Commons on the issue.
Who cares if she is happy that is not the issue as they was elected on the basis that they would not take their seats. If Sylvia is saying that her only function is in westminister then their would be a lot of MP's who would lose a lot of money.
 

mr_anderson

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SF not taking their seats was an act of defiance decades ago.
Now it's plain stupid.
Different world calls for different measures.
And with May's majority being so slim, they could find themselves the deciders on some critical votes.
 

Watcher2

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It appears that Independent Unionist MP Sylvia Hermon is not happy that SF get £100,000 a year for their abstentionist MPs and wants a vote of the Commons on the issue. The allowance was first approved in 2006 by Tony Blair's Labour government, but I'd imagine that the Tory/DUP pact would probably mean an end to it if she gets her way.

Personally, I think SF should actually tell their voters that Brexit means extraordinary times and requires extraordinary measures, cross their fingers behind their backs and take up their seats to present an anti-Brexit Irish voice in London. But they won't.

'It is totally outrageous' - Anger as Sinn Féin claims more than £1m from Westminster - Independent.ie
Fvck em. If they don't want to be part, they don't get paid. Simple.
 

Man or Mouse

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Fvck em. If they don't want to be part, they don't get paid. Simple.
Might even kick them into doing what they should be doing anyway.
 

Lúidín

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Be careful what you wish for Arlene.

Sinn Féin could take their seats, bring down the government of which she is a part, and the next government could be a Labour-Sinn Féin coalition.

Hopefully there are wise heads in SF that can see the open goal.
 

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SF's position regarding Westminster is always contradictory.
They won't enter parliament yet bleed the system dry for every penny they can get for themselves.
If they were true republicans as they constantly remind everyone that they are then they would neither sit in her parliament or take her money.
 

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SF's position regarding Westminster is always contradictory.
They won't enter parliament yet bleed the system dry for every penny they can get for themselves.
If they were true republicans as they constantly remind everyone that they are then they would neither sit in her parliament or take her money.
SF MPs don't take an MPs salary. They do, however, incur expenses in the course of working for their constituents, and are entitled to claim those expenses back off the state. The only other option would be to give SF voters in the North a tax rebate so they can pay their MPs privately for work done on their behalf.
 

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SF MPs don't take an MPs salary. They do, however, incur expenses in the course of working for their constituents, and are entitled to claim those expenses back off the state. The only other option would be to give SF voters in the North a tax rebate so they can pay their MPs privately for work done on their behalf.
What you mean is the cult doesn't allow them to keep all of the salary...
 

statsman

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Be careful what you wish for Arlene.

Sinn Féin could take their seats, bring down the government of which she is a part, and the next government could be a Labour-Sinn Féin coalition.

Hopefully there are wise heads in SF that can see the open goal.
This would be quite an interesting outcome.
 


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