To: Brandon Lewis, NI Secretary of State

DUP: No government, no salaries

Ensure that those parties who do not enter government in Stormont lose their salaries.

Why is this important?

We are in the midst of a cost of living crisis and the pressure on the health waiting lists is unparallelled.

Article 47 of the Northern Ireland Act confers on the Secretary of State powers to cap or reduce salaries if the Executive isn’t functioning.

We need a government in Northern Ireland. In signing on the roll, but refusing to nominate a Speaker, the DUP has ensured that they will be paid their salaries, while they refuse to do their jobs. This can't stand.

Northern Ireland, UK

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