LETTER: Do MEPs have a money motive?

Catherine Bearder, apparently our MEP, tells us that leaving the EU would mean years of financial uncertainty. I wonder if she is referring to her own financial situation?

The salary of an MEP is £78,000 per annum, three times the average wage in this country. Their travel is free and either first or business class. In addition they get £3,182pa to cover travel outside the EU area. Further to this they get £228 per day so-called subsistence when on official business such as attending the European Parliament sessions. On top of all this they receive another £3,224 per month to cover telephone and computer costs.

Then, if they lose their seats they get a minimum (depending on how long they have been there) what they call a transitional sum of £15,907 to help them find other employment. I shall not bother to total all this up. No wonder she is not prepared to stand by and let us leave the EU.

Michael Clewett

Old Drive

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