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Happy New Year!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Tom_Pubes, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Tom_Pubes

    Tom_Pubes Senior commenter

    Horatio_Blows and ulambasalu like this.
  2. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Everyone's gone to bed my love. And you're still using the daily mail. Shame. Was hoping you might have turned over a new leaf for 2016. There's always next year I suppose ....
  3. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Some self-serving swivel-eyed loons like this.



    "He once claimed his EU salary and expenses were worth £250,000 a year. His wife is also on the Brussels payroll, earning more than £30,000 a year. But Ukip’s leader, Nigel Farage, has now claimed the couple are “poor”.

    Mr Farage, who has been an MEP since 1999, initially described his role in the European Parliament as “a good job” after he was first elected. He claimed that if he had been working for Goldman Sachs he would need to earn £250,000 to match what the EU paid him because of taxation, secretarial allowances and “all the other games you could play”.

    So with his own fiscal evaluation meaning he must have earned the equivalent of £3.75m over the past 15 years, his claim in a new Channel 4 documentary about the couple’s wealth – that “I don’t know anybody in politics as poor as we are” – is rather surprising"
  4. Tom_Pubes

    Tom_Pubes Senior commenter

    Still up Duke? Must have had a few!
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  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Like this guy, do you mean?

  6. ulambasalu

    ulambasalu Occasional commenter

    A usual night for you Duke?;)
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  7. Horatio_Blows

    Horatio_Blows Senior commenter

    And a Happy New Year to you too. I echo your sentiments on the referendum.

    An absolutely inconceivable amount of money!
  8. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    Nope- I think it's the same one using a collection of names.
    Ermmm that was posted at 7:42 AM- why assume that he's not got up early?
  9. Horatio_Blows

    Horatio_Blows Senior commenter

    What a stupidly inaccurate article.

    This for example

    His wife is not on the Brussels payroll. She is paid by him out of his salary and works about 16 hours a day!

    He's allowed secretarial allowances which includes renting an office, associated expenses that go with having an office and paying a secretary - his wife. He was continually asked before the European and general elections how he justified employing a foreigner as secretary (his wife), instead of a British person. He said in order to do that he would have to marry his secretary because nobody other than his wife would be prepared to put in the hours she needs to do and does do. Taking her hours into account she is probably working for less than minimum wage. Plus she pays tax on her earnings. Unlike the EU commissioners earning over 100,000 euros who pay ZERO tax ! He's also the only MEP who has invited inspection of his salary earnings and expenditures.

    £3.75m over 15 years is nothing for a job like that! The journalist must be very dim if he thinks that's a lot over 15 years.

    Well he's not very intelligent, that much is obvious from the article. He knows nothing about an MEPs job or the workings of the EU. He shouldn't be less loose anywhere near writing for a newspaper. And to think he considers a house in the South East is expensive at £540,000 shows how ignorant he is.

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