DUP 'fines politicians for media interviews'

DUP 'fines politicians for media interviews'
 

The DUP has declined to comment on claims it fines its politicians if they talk to the media without permission.
A DUP insider told the BBC's Nolan Show politicians are forced to pay as much as £1,000 if they break internal protocol on dealing with the press.
The DUP said it operated under a constitution and a code of conduct, passed by its executive.
The BBC has seen a letter signed by the DUP's chief executive imposing a fine on an elected representative.
While the politician was asked to pay a £100 fine, the BBC understands repeat offenders might face higher charges of £500 or £1,000.... read more

 
12 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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