14 October 2000
Another DUP Own Goal
Sinn Fein Assembly Member Pat Doherty has accused the DUP MLA Ian Paisley Jnr. of scoring yet another political own goal . Mr Doherty's comments come after the DUP man criticised the Health Minister Bairbre deBrún for spending £2000 per month on transportation.
Mr Doherty said:
``In typical DUP fashion Ian Paisley Jnr. went on an offensive claiming to be outraged at the cost of transporting the Health Minister. He said he was appalled at £2000 per month being spent on chauffeuring a Sinn Fein politician .
`` However a quick glance at the money spent on transporting Ministers would have shown Mr Paisley that his colleague Nigel Dodds the one time Social Development Minister was spending a massive £8600 each month on transport. Mr Paisley has for some unknown reason failed to articulate his outrage at this figure.
``It seems to me that this is a classic case of the political own goal. I await with interest the comments of Ian Paisley Jnr. on this latest revelation. But then he has had plenty of time to consider a response since he received these figures before he became outraged over the transport expenditure of
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