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Old 30.08.2016, 16:07
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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All the campaign promises by the Leave campaigners were made by people who did not have any remit deliver them. Presumably they made these promises with the expectation that voters would believe them and vote accordingly?
  • Let’s give our NHS the £350m the EU takes every week
  • A vote for leave will be a vote to cut immigration
  • Five million more migrants could enter Britain by 2030 if Turkey and four other applicant countries join the EU
  • Article 50 will be triggered immediately

From the New Statesman "Leave camp promised us all a unicorn and now claim they merely hinted at the possibility of a pony."

The leave website was cleared the day after the Referendum but thanks to web archive here we can still read the Leave campaign manifesto
  • We stop handing over £350 million a week to Brussels
  • We take back control of our borders and can kick out violent criminals
  • We take back the power to kick out the people who make our laws
  • We decide what we spend our own money on
  • We free our businesses from damaging EU laws and regulations
  • We take back the power to make our own trade deals
  • We have better relations with our European friends
  • We regain our influence in the wider world and become a truly global nation once again
Every point on that manifesto to is still valid. Further still, no where on it does it promise to give £350 million a week to the NHS, it just gives an example of what could be done with the money.

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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

  • €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.
All MEPs are on the same deal, and it's another good thing the UK won't be contributing to these extortionate salaries.
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