Mrs Robinson vigorously defended herself and her husband after it was revealed they had claimed more than £30,000 worth of food on expenses over recent years.Whether you're working in London or Castlereagh you still have to eat of course, but the defence that simply because you're away from your home the taxpayer (whether its allowed in the rules or not) should pay for your groceries is not a popular one- you'd have thought that Mrs Robinson would have realised that by now.
"If I was at home I would have the food in my own home, but when I go to London I don't. What are we to do, are we to say no to the allowance that we are given or not?" she said.
"I would defy anyone who would be in the same situation as me to say that they wouldn't take it. That's an entitlement because I am outside my own Province.''
Monday, November 2, 2009
Quote of the day
Particularly this week, not a clever strategy from Iris Robinson: