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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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"He [Farage] always told off passive, rich, arrogant, pedant...politicians in the EU."

Poor poor Mr Farage; as an MEP he continues to be quite well paid even after the Brexit referendum until the un-foreseeable future.

Salary 84,000 annually (healthy increase as it is paid in euros and the pound has crashed)
a non-contributory pension scheme

Expenses
  • 304 a day "subsistence" allowance for when they're on official business
  • For their office costs, MEPs can claim a general allowance of 4,299 a month
  • MEPs can claim up to 21,209 a month for staffing costs (they are now "discouraged" from hiring family members)
  • first class/business class travel in the EU
  • extra travel allowance of up to 4,243 for trips outside of the EU
  • two thirds of any medical bills (including Viagra)
  • All MEPs are entitled to a "golden goodbye" of at least 39,000 to help them settle back into the real world if not re-elected. That is higher depending on how long you served as an MEP.
hu?
So?
He's not having a preferential treatment but same as others, where's the problem?

Also I did not make him the focus of the debate, only that he was one of the rare to fight against other politicians.

You seem to have problem because I used "rich" referring to other European MPs... A bit simplistic term to refer to their attitude of "we're better than the dumb citizen, we are ignoring the life outside our golden lifestyle".
Even that might be not very accurate but that's more or less the idea.

I don't care about Mr Farage salary and the likes, it's not 20min or dailymail here!
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