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Frederick

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  I caught a news report that the UKIP leader was speaking on and .... Have I got this right ?  I thought he said  that the money his members will get for attending if they win seats in the Euro elections ( and they are well ahead of Labour in the polls so likely to )  will not be spent by the euro MP's...but will go into the party pot to further the aims of UKIP...So the allowances which are quite considerable become political party funds......Is this permitted ?

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During a debate about Europe at the Foreign Press Association - which

was discreetly taped by the hosts - Farage was asked by former Europe

minister Denis MacShane what he had received in non-salary expenses and

allowances since becoming an MEP in 1999.

"It is a vast sum,"

Farage said. "I don't know what the total amount is but - oh lor - it

must be pushing £2 million." Taken aback, MacShane then joked: "Is it

too late to become an MEP?"

Farage insisted that he had not

"pocketed" the money but had used the "very large sum of European

taxpayers' money" to help promote Ukip's message that the UK should get

out of the EU.

Just found this !...Wooly .....how does he get away with it if its not permitted ?

 

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Surely there's not a law against a politician or anyone else spending his own money on promoting his political beliefs.  If Brussels chooses to give this money to MEPs with no strings attached then they can use it any way they like.

I'm not saying it's right they get it, just that once it's their's they can do what they please with it.

Patrick  

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