Northern Ireland – Fewer MP diets in Belfast – Politics


Because of the political paralysis in Northern Ireland, members of the regional parliament are receiving less salary. British Minister for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris announced on Thursday that diets would be cut by 27.5 percent as of January 1st. The parliament in Belfast has been unable to work for months, and the regional government has been dissolved because the most important Protestant Unionist party, the DUP, does not want to form a government with the strongest Catholic Republican force, Sinn Fein. This regulation is stipulated in the Good Friday Agreement, which ended the civil war in 1998 Northern Ireland finished. If no government is formed by January 19th, there will be new elections.



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