Family and the party…

There is something akin to a witch hunt going on against MPs employing their families in their offices in Britain. So much so that the case of the DUP, it seems that information that was freely available last week, which gives the names of people who work in their various MLAs offices has now been removed from their website. Although it is still available through the Google cache. Perhaps of more concern is the fact that few of the practical checks and balances that apply to business expenditure apply to any of these offices. Update: we are told that the list was taken down because it was out of date. It has Jim Allister’s son Philip working for Peter Weir, who left the party’s employ at about the same time his father resigned the party whip.


Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Categories Uncategorised

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.