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DUP MPs in spotlight again over Dark Money - Gildernew

8 September, 2017 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has again raised concerns over the DUP's anonymous Brexit donors.

This follows revelations that over £250,000 of public money has been claimed by Tory MPs to support the European Research Group’s pro-Brexit research. Ms Gildernew said the time has passed for the DUP to come clean about its ties to shady political donors.

Speaking today Ms Gildernew said:

“The European Research Group has claimed over a quarter of a million pounds of taxpayers' money to fund pro-Brexit research.

“They have also received over £6,000 in donations from the Constitutional Research Council (CRC), the same group that funnelled £435,000 of dark money through the DUP during their campaign to drag the north of Ireland out of the EU.

“It is disturbing to learn that taxpayers in Ireland are funding the Tories' disastrous Brexit ambitions to impose an EU frontier across this island.

“Public confidence in the political institutions in the north was at an all-time low following the DUP’s association with a series of financial scandals including RHI, NAMA and Red Sky.

 “The time has long passed for the DUP to come clean about the sources of their Brexit donations and their support for a disastrous Brexit against the interests and democratic wishes of the people of the north.”

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