A Question On St.Patrick’s Day!

Six years ago, my headline was not terribly inspiring…

St. Patrick’s Day – Snakes Gone, Leeches Aplenty! 

…but it introduced an interesting report.

Hence today, another St. Patrick’s Day, here’s another report on an on-going leech scandal!



Why Is Ulster’s Best-Known Welfare Bum Worried?

Remember Raymond McCord, who launched a legal challenge to Bojo on the grounds that ‘turmoil’ might ensue if the PM were in breach of the Bad Friday Deal?


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We wrote about his tax-funded blethering a couple of times last year, when he got legal aid to go after Brexit, among other things….

…and we were curious because of his record. 

In 2014 McCord was convicted of benefit fraud, pleading guilty to thirteen counts totalling £69,000 in mis-claimed housingbenefit, incapacity benefit and industrial injury reduced earnings allowances. He was given a sentence of 18 months imprisonment, suspended for three years.

Disgraceful parasite!


Now more people are asking questions.

TUV’s Jim Allister and DUP MPs Gregory Campbell and Carla Lockhart have submitted Freedom of Information (FoI) requests about the level of assistance he has received.

Their involvement emerged as Mr McCord was granted permission to challenge a decision to release the funding details.


How odd!

Why is this unpleasant ex-con so shy about how much his litigious antics have cost decent people who do honest work for a living?

Mrs Justice Keegan ruled he has established an arguable case his personal data would not be disclosed while a complaint process is under way.

Very arguable!

The creep in Ulster lost his court case against Brexit.


And I strongly suspect that most British people – especially those in British Ulster – agreed with me when I urged that ‘he should be made to pay not only his own side’s costs but also every pound drained from the public purse to defeat the swine.’

I suppose St. Patrick’s Day this year will be subdued, due to the Corona Crisis.

It’s to be hoped decision-makers will use some of that ‘quiet time’ to make up their minds that the total tax largesse lavished on McCord should become public knowledge.

Don’t you think so too?