Gerry Adams is to step down as an MP, landing British taxpayers with a bill for tens of thousands of pounds in the process.
The Sinn Fein leader announced yesterday that he will give up his Westminster seat - and his seat on the Northern Ireland Assembly - in order to contest a constituency in the Irish Republic.
It means Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Provisional IRA, will be entitled to a ‘winding-up allowance’, worth up to £41,000, to pay for office costs and staff redundancy.
Accused: Gerry Adams carries a coffin at a republican funeral in 2008. He faces allegations that he was part of unit that 'disappeared' people
Adams has the right to claim the huge amount despite the fact that he – along with the other four Sinn Fein MPs – has never taken his seat in the Commons because he regards Britain as an occupying power in Northern Ireland.
The Sinn Fein MPs should never have been paid, neither should their expenses been paid if they had no intention of taking their seats. No doubt, he will want a pension from the British Taxpayer and that shouldn't be paid either. I can understand, how they feel about Westminster, but they are murdering scum an should have been taken out by the SAS years ago, just as they killed and maimed their own people. What kind of job is it that you don't turn up for and still get paid? We'd all want a job like that!
Bombs don't discriminate between religions.