An interesting letter has been published in today’s Newsletter.
“In an advertisement he has taken out in the News Letter (October 20), Patrick Mulholland, who is opposing Nipsa’s deputy general secretary Alison Millar in the current election for a new Nipsa general secretary, states that if elected he will ‘live on a member’s wage’.
He will not. If elected, he would in fact take the full general secretary salary of £55,695 ( and presumably the pension that goes with it ) but claims he would donate some of it to causes that are not specified in any of his election literature.
He would of course be free to do what he likes with his own money as we all are, though most of us do not feel driven to boast about it when we contribute to charities and the like”.
Clearly people are actually starting to question this and other claims.
“With regard to his claimed opposition to sectarianism in the advertisement, this might have had more credibility had he not changed his name from ‘Padraig’ to ‘Patrick’ prior to the election and campaigned on the slogan ‘Vote For One Of Your Own.”
You can read the full letter over at the Newsletter site.