The most ominous aspect of the latest Stormont expenses scandal is that none of the Executive parties seems to think there was anything wrong going on.
Unionist and Nationalists have stood shoulder-to-shoulder defending the indefensible.
Hundreds of thousands of public money was paid out for non-existent “research” - even after the official regulator had told the parties to stop it. Not a penny has been paid back.
An individual who treated the benefits system like this would be denounced as a scrounger and hauled into court and would have to return every farthing.
It’s different strokes for different folks, with the folks on the hill sitting pretty.
The Assembly has become a cosy club for parties which think they are entitled to everything, accountable for nothing. It needs a blast of fresh air from MLAs with different, radical politics. People Before Profit speaks not for any one community but for the interests of all working-class people. We will change the atmosphere and the political dynamic at Stormont.
We will derail the gravy train.
People Before Profit