Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Minister’s costly decision

Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie racks up court expenses of £300,000 on a case she couldn't win and walks away leaving the taxpayer to pick up the bill — which should have been paid by her party, the SDLP.

She has a fellow party member, Alban Maginness, who is a barrister and should have

shown her the error of her ways, but no, it doesn't matter, the hard pressed taxpayer will pay it, win or lose.


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