I’m sure Pete will have more detail on this later, but in a mega long debate in the House of Commons yesterday, Sinn Fein have had £0.5 million expenses funding under a new pot of money refered to as ‘Hoon money’ by Lembit Opik, since it inaugurates a new criteria for funding MP’s who don’t sit in the Commons. Does this now mean that there is no pressing need for SF ever to sit in a British Parliament? Associate membership by default?
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