Aw, isn’t Norn Iron politics cute. No spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on expenses for our MLAs, they’re only claiming tens of thousands.

Of course, there’s one of them for every fifteen thousand folk, as opposed to one for every hundred thousand for MPs, so you’d expect to lose a zero on the expenses claims. And more than a few of them are MPs as well, and have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. So maybe it’s not all that good a thing that they’re still living large…

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