The link above takes you to a consultation paper on a proposed bill affecting the present set-up for “Special Advisors.”
It also provides a survey which people can fill in. I filled some of it in yesterday but I am not sure if it registered my comments.
This is basically the views I outlined.
There should be NO government funding for any “Special Advisors/Cronies/Loyal Party apparatchiks.”
If any political party feels they need “Special Advisors” to give them professional advice on specialist matters they should have to pay for it themselves.
Let the political parties fund their own “Special Advisors.”
After all, all the party candidates put themselves forward for election on the tacit understanding they already have acquired the necessary talents to govern. If they need “Special Advisors,” it only shows they are liars and deceivers who are deliberately misrepresenting themselves for purely financial gain.
When you look at the situation regarding Sinn Fein and “Special advisors” the situation is even more ludicrous. They definitely do not need any “Special advisors” as their MI5 handlers will give them all the advice they need!
So, my message is very simple, No Pope Here and No Spads Here Either!
Genuine people with a genuine cause will always find honourable people who are willing to give them any necessary advice when they need it.
1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his nameJabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.