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Discussion in 'Time Out' started by MBE2017, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    “A civil servant in the Northern Ireland Office was paid £10,000 compensation because he was offended by having to walk past a portrait of the Queen each day, a peer has said.

    Lord Maginnis, a former Ulster Unionist Party MP, told the House of Lords on Wednesday that Lee Hegarty complained under human rights legislation he should not have to work in an office that featured paintings of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
    After his complaint, the portraits were removed and replaced with photographs of the royals meeting people in Northern Ireland during official visits.

    Lord Maginnis said he was most outraged that the senior official’s dispute was settled in secret with the then-Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers, who approved a £10,000 compensation payment for “hurt feelings and distress”.


    The peer said: “This is scandalous. It is an indictment of the Northern Ireland Office and of this government.”


    The world has truly gone mad.
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2019 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  2. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    If the story is true, and is the whole story.
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2019 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  3. Scalloway

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    Posted: Jul 13, 2019 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  4. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    The Independent is only reporting what an Ulster Unionist politician said "Lord Maginnis, a former Ulster Unionist Party MP, told the House of Lords on Wednesday that Lee Hegarty complained under human rights legislation he should not have to work in an office that featured paintings of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh." That does not make it true and it does not mean it is the whole story.
     
    Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 9:05 AM By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hansard 10 July 7.17pm
    https://hansard.parliament.uk/pdf/Lords/2019-07-10

     
    Posted: Jul 14, 2019 at 10:49 AM By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  6. OhhEnnEmm

    OhhEnnEmm UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I know it doesn't affect my financial situation, but it is a dear shame how some [email protected] get given money as opposed to being told to shut up and grow up.
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 12:45 PM By: OhhEnnEmm Member since: Nov 6, 2018
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