Berry appoints Madden and Finucane

Paul Berry, the DUP MLA has appointed the Belfast law firm Madden and Finucane to help him fight disciplinary action from his party the DUP. It’s an interesting choice for one who has been a hard liner in the party. We’ve no line as yet as to why he made that choice, but it might indicate he’s contemplating a defence based on human rights and equality legislation.

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