Friday, 3 July 2009

Double jobbing end in sight

SIR Christopher Kelly’s inquiry into double jobbing and some MPs generally scandalous expenses claims landed in Belfast. No other part of the UK is being visited. Sir Christopher told interviewers that this was because of Northern Ireland’s special circumstances. Just hope that we don’t have to wait for an assessment on how special we are, as assessments for special needs here can take ages. No doubt Sinn Féin say that’s the DUP’s fault, while the DUP says its Sinn Féin’s fault.

Perhaps when Sir Christopher finishes with the MPs expenses issue, he might come to Northern Ireland with an inquiry as to the shambles that is anything to do with education, and then perhaps pupils will be back at the centre of the political agenda rather than a side show for the political Punch and Judy routine.

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