Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Rumour Mill: First Tory Backtrack

During the expenses scandal the then Conservatives NI spokesperson, Owen Paterson said:
"It is completely unacceptable for Sinn Fein representatives, who won't even sit in Parliament, to claim hundreds of thousands at the taxpayers' expense. That is why the Conservatives have consistently opposed members who refuse to take their seats receiving the accommodation allowance."
Now that the transition to government has been made the rumour mill is saying this policy has been quietly dropped in the process.

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