Sinn Fein punished without a trial 2005-03-11

Sinn Fein MPs to lose allowances after the UK House of Commons vote on a motion resulting from the claim that the IRA was involved in the robbery of the Northern Bank in Belfast.

Am I the only one that find it worrying that UK police and MP's are prepared to assume IRA and by extension Sinn Fein's guilt without a trial?

And worse, the House of Commons is financially punishing a competing political party based only on a report that they have had no chance to defend itself against for actions alledgedly carried out by members of an organisation they have ties to.

Since when did parliament turn into judge, jury and executioner? So much for separation of powers

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