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Newton Emerson: There was nothing surprising about the MLA pay rise, it had all been agreed in 2016

The five main parties have outlined how MLAs can divert the money back into the public purse or donate it to charity. Picture by Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/PA
A joint statement from all five executive party leaders on Wednesday said: “The announcement yesterday of a proposed pay rise for MLAs came as a surprise to all parties.” The wording of[...]

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