I’m not sure if anyone else has this one yet, but Eddie McGrady has laid down an early day motion at Westminster:
That this House calls for a review of current funding arrangements under which Sinn Fein can use parliamentary funds calculated on the same terms as Short money for expenditure on press, publicity and other representative functions including constituency party promotion which is in fact party constituency work, a facility which is not allowed to other parties represented in the House.
That would be that singular phenomenon known as Hoon Money… So far it only has one other signature, the Tory MP Peter Bottomley….
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