EU docks Farage’s wage by £35k over “misspending”

The European Union has reportedly docked £35,000 from Nigel Farage for misspent EU funds according to the BBC.

As Britain has yet to leave the European Union and is therefore still a member, all existing British MEP’s continue to get a salary.

Mr. Farage was investigated by the European Parliament over claims his office assistant had not been working on EU matters

“There is a vindictive campaign by the European Parliament of selective persecution of Eurosceptic MEPs, parties and groups,” said the spokesman for the European Freedom and Direct Democracy group, for which Mr. Farage is the head spokesperson. They went on to say :”This allegation is all part of their politically motivated assault.”

According to the BBC:

The monthly pre-tax salary for an MEP is 8,484 euros (£7,530), which is the equivalent of an annual gross salary, before tax, of 101,808 euros (£90,235). They also receive thousands more in expenses for staff and travel costs.

Mr Farage, who will lose his job as an MEP in 2019 after 20 years in the European Parliament, recently described himself as “skint” in an interview with Mail on Sunday.

The 53-year-old will be entitled to annual EU pension of £73,000 when he reaches the age of 63.

He denied claims of hypocrisy – after campaigning for Brexit – saying: “Why should my family suffer?”

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