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Patrick Murphy: Britain bought our MLAs by stuffing their mouths with gold

The British policy of allowing MLAs to stuff their own mouths with gold, helps explain why Robin Newton, the Assembly Speaker, can claim £86,000 for a non-existent job - and why Caitriona Ruane, the Principal Deputy Speaker, was able to claim £55,000 annually without even standing for election
IF Sinn Féin and the DUP are finding it so difficult to agree on Stormont's very existence, how much genuine agreement was there in the Good Friday Agreement, the St Andrews Agreement and t[...]

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