Ulster Unionist MLA, Roy Beggs, has condemned Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly for using bolt cutters to remove a wheel clamp attached to his car.
Roy Beggs MLA said:
“Gerry Kelly’s actions demonstrate contempt for private property and a complete lack of respect for rules that apply to the rest of us in Northern Ireland. What if everyone ignored yellow lines? Does Gerry think that he is special and above the rules that apply to you and me?
“This is a public representative who sits on the Policing Board but seemingly drives around with a set of bolt cutters available to remove unwanted wheel clamps. He sets an appalling example. It seems that being in possession of a Royal Pardon has made Gerry Kelly believe that he is truly untouchable. He should do the decent thing and resign. If this was to happen in any other part of the United Kingdom or indeed the Republic, the relevant politician would be gone. Instead Gerry Kelly is arrogant and shameless.”