Sinn Fein dragged into Westminster expenses row…

Whilst at the heart of this story there is a question over why the UK taxpayer should be shelling out on rent for 2 flats in London for MPs who are rarely there and never take there seats, again there is nothing illegal about the £437,405 Sinn Fein’s MPs have claimed over the last eight years.. Still David Cochraine does raise one interesting question arising:

If they are not travelling to London to take their seats, what are they using them for? If it’s for party use, are their questions raised as a result, or, worse, are they being use for personal (ie, non-representative) work?

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