Money isn’t everything…

THE Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill has just been rushed through in the ‘wash-up’ before Parliament is dissolved. UTV’s headline is misleading – Bill to end ‘double-jobbing’ passed – as it will merely encourage members not to become MPs by only paying them one salary. They do, I think, have the ability to draw expenses if they are both an MLA and MP, and so, it is with great pleasure, I hand it over to Northern Ireland’s top experts on the subject.