Nigel Farage must think that we have very short memories!
From The Economist:
NIGEL FARAGE, a British politician with a knack for synthetic outrage, was appalled to learn recently that over 1,000 European Union officials earn more than Britain’s prime minister. The EU is a “racket”, thundered Mr Farage, who sits in the European Parliament for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). No wonder Brussels bureaucrats demand “more Europe”, he declared. What they really want is “more money” for themselves.
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What a hypocrite. But he does have a knack for expressing synthetic outrage. Not really surprising though when you consider that our dear Nigel is himself an utterly synthetic entity!
The man who claimed £2 million in EU expenses.
The man who refuses to publish a full audit of his EU accounts.
The man who employs his wife using EU money.
The man who refuses to say what happened to the money raised by the Ashford call centre. He even refused John de Roeck sight of the accounts. De Roeck was UKIP treasurer at the time!
The man who finds EU funded jobs for his cronies and sycophants. Just ask Martin Jay, Peter Reeve, Andrew Fear, Don Ransome and Lisa Duffy!
The man who secretly signed up for a second EU pension. He only left the scheme after he was exposed by the media!
The last words are best left to Petrina Holdsworth, UKIP's former chairman:
If he has been involved in increasing his pension in this way then as the then Leader of an anti EU party he is in dire straights, the humbug of it all is staggering by anyone’s standards. If he is not involved then he should make that clear immediately.
I have to say that at the time I was Chairman I heard that a number of UKIP MEPs were feathering their nests in this way but no proof was ever forthcoming.
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