Sinn Fein must explain its industrial wage
THE publication of the financial status of our political parties shows Sinn Fein streets ahead, with a £1m yearly income.
We are told that this is due to the fact that its elected politicians only take an industrial wage and donate the rest – some 55% – to the Sinn Fein long war chest.
How does this work? Does every Sinn Fein MLA/MP give a donation to the party after he has paid full tax and National Insurance on his UK taxpayer-funded salary?
Or does the party draw all of its group salaries in bulk and then divvy out the industrial wage?
If this is so, what tax and National Insurance is paid on this? And by whom?
It is high time that this was investigated.
Lisburn, Co Antrim