March 11, 2005


Commons to cut all financial support for Sinn Fein MPs (FRASER NELSON, 3/11/05, The Scotsman)

THE isolation of Sinn Fein continued yesterday as the House of Commons voted to cut all financial support for its four Members of Parliament.

Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams and their two Sinn Fein parliamentary colleagues lost about £440,000 in salary and expenses as punishment for the party’s links to an IRA bank robbery.

But a cross-party attempt to ban them permanently from the Palace of Westminster was rejected - narrowly saving Sinn Fein from returning to the pariah status of the 1980s.

Banned? They should be on trial.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2005 6:17 AM
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