It never rains but it pours

A heads-up from Richard Delevan’s well-informed sicNotes. After the confirmation of the sanction on Sinn Féin’s Assembly grant and with the House of Commons about to debate the removal of SF MPs’ parliamentary allowances, the UUP website reports (who knew?) that, following a significant number of requests from MEPs, MEP Jim Nicholson, in his role as Chairman of the College of Quaestors (kind of a chief shop steward for MEPs, IIRC), has instructed the European Parliament’s parliamentary services to give consideration to similar action there.. too early to tell I’d say, but Richard will, no doubt, keep us up to date on any developments.

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