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Neil and Glenys Kinnock received more than £10million in pay, allowances and pension entitlements during their time working at the European Union in Brussels. The astonishing figure can be revealed after a Mail on Sunday investigation into the couple’s lavish lifestyle funded from the public purse.

Lady Kinnock, who was appointed Europe Minister by Gordon Brown this month, was an MEP for 15 years. Her husband, who failed to win a General Election as Labour leader, was an EU Commissioner for ten years until 2004.

Their generous package of salary and perks included:

  • A total of £775,000 in wages for Lady Kinnock and £1.85 million for her husband, adding up to £2,625,000.
  • Allowances for Lady Kinnock’s staff and office costs of £2.9million.
  • A £64,564 ‘entertainment allowance’ for Lord Kinnock.
  • A total of five publicly-funded pensions, worth £4.4million, allowing them to retire on £183,000 a year.
  • A housing allowance that allowed them both to claim accommodation costs although, as a married couple, they lived in the same house in the Belgian capital between 1995 and 2004.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/poli...icle6493969.ece

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...avy-train.html#

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Thats over 10 years.

So?! Its still 185K per year!

The question still stands - what the hell did he do to be worth so much?

Edited by anonguest

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So?! Its still 185K per year!

The question still stands - what the hell did he do to be worth so much?

All MEP's, Commissioners and even regular Eurocrat staff are extremely well paid.

And they don't get expenses, they get allowances, no receipts required, its just paid directly into the bank account.

Which is why I was so non fussed by MP's expenses, its absolutely paltry compared to the sheer excess and corruption at the EU.

Edited by KingBingo

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Neil and Glenys Kinnock received more than £10million in pay, allowances and pension entitlements during their time working at the European Union in Brussels. The astonishing figure can be revealed after a Mail on Sunday investigation into the couple’s lavish lifestyle funded from the public purse.

Lady Kinnock, who was appointed Europe Minister by Gordon Brown this month, was an MEP for 15 years. Her husband, who failed to win a General Election as Labour leader, was an EU Commissioner for ten years until 2004.

Their generous package of salary and perks included:

  • A total of £775,000 in wages for Lady Kinnock and £1.85 million for her husband, adding up to £2,625,000.

  • Allowances for Lady Kinnock’s staff and office costs of £2.9million.

  • A £64,564 ‘entertainment allowance’ for Lord Kinnock.

  • A total of five publicly-funded pensions, worth £4.4million, allowing them to retire on £183,000 a year.

  • A housing allowance that allowed them both to claim accommodation costs although, as a married couple, they lived in the same house in the Belgian capital between 1995 and 2004.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/poli...icle6493969.ece

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...avy-train.html#

Proof if ever needed that socialists are as greedy and corrupt as any capitalist. (if not more so)

Makes you wonder what would have happened if Kinnock had ever become PM of the UK doesn't it? ;)

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So?! Its still 185K per year!

The question still stands - what the hell did he do to be worth so much?

I thought he was quite funny when he fell over at the sea side, but I'm not sure that's worth 185K a year though.

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Nothing surprise me about this government. In one breath Labour claim they have been punished at the polls by "their" expenses disgrace, in the next appoint someone who, lets face it has also committed treason, and then GB appoints Alan Sugar :lol:

Is it any wonder politics in the UK can never recover.

The UKIP will, by default become the second largest political party in the UK at the next election. Mrs Kinnocks appointment only makes it more likely that the debate on Europe will never be given any impartial discussion.

Yet another nail in the coffin for Labour

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Proof if ever needed that socialists are as greedy and corrupt as any capitalist. (if not more so)

Makes you wonder what would have happened if Kinnock had ever become PM of the UK doesn't it? ;)

I would hardly call the Kinnock's Socialists.

Neil Kinnock was the father of New Labour.

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The question still stands - what the hell did he do to be worth so much?

IIRC the spineless one was in charge of investigating EU corruption/waste (is there a difference?), & he did absolutely burger-all about it.

- which explains the generous rewards

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I would hardly call the Kinnock's Socialists.

Neil Kinnock was the father of New Labour.

Quite and anyway it seems very unfair that Socialists are not supposed to drink champagne if they want to

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Quite and anyway it seems very unfair that Socialists are not supposed to drink champagne if they want to

Is that why he was photographed falling over on the beach? He should stick to "ginger" ale.

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I would hardly call the Kinnock's Socialists.

Neil Kinnock was the father of New Labour.

The only socialists who aren't like this are the fantasy ones they sell to their marks.

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Quite and anyway it seems very unfair that Socialists are not supposed to drink champagne if they want to

Another ZaNu Labour supporter. I seem to recall a "Mandy for PM" post from you a while back. :rolleyes:

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I would hardly call the Kinnock's Socialists.

Neil Kinnock was the father of New Labour.

Indeed.

He went to great trouble to remove the left from the party.

But let's not let the truth get in the way of the usual scapegoat Tory rabble tosspots shall we?

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All this overpaid management, and we're still in the s h i t, and we're supposed to pay for it.

When the hell is the revolution going to start.

What good did these people do?

I can't help but feel that my lot would be exactly the same whether the Kinnocks were MEPs or not.

Edited by LetsGetReadyToTumble

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Labour MPs Dave Nellist and the late Terry Fields both only took the average wage as salary and gave the rest to community projects in their constituencies.

Kinocchio expelled them both.

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Neil and Glenys Kinnock received more than £10million in pay, allowances and pension entitlements during their time working at the European Union in Brussels....

What's of more interest is the rank hypocrisy of the owners of the Mail. I bet none of their journos / editors have the balls to write a few stories about them. Don't suppose the Telegraph will be publishing the dirt on the Barclays either.

The really good thing about your politics though is that because you align yourself with the views of these papers you can be manipulated without being seen to be manipulated.

Let's all foam and froth at the Kinnocks wow!

Down Pavlov, Down!

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Proof if ever needed that socialists are as greedy and corrupt as any capitalist. (if not more so)

Makes you wonder what would have happened if Kinnock had ever become PM of the UK doesn't it? ;)

capitalists are just as greedy as socialists - except they don't deny it and are happy to permit a system that helps moderate this side of human nature

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Neil and Glenys Kinnock received more than £10million in pay, allowances and pension entitlements during their time working at the European Union in Brussels. The astonishing figure can be revealed after a Mail on Sunday investigation into the couple’s lavish lifestyle funded from the public purse.

Lady Kinnock, who was appointed Europe Minister by Gordon Brown this month, was an MEP for 15 years. Her husband, who failed to win a General Election as Labour leader, was an EU Commissioner for ten years until 2004.

Their generous package of salary and perks included:

  • A total of £775,000 in wages for Lady Kinnock and £1.85 million for her husband, adding up to £2,625,000.

  • Allowances for Lady Kinnock’s staff and office costs of £2.9million.

  • A £64,564 ‘entertainment allowance’ for Lord Kinnock.

  • A total of five publicly-funded pensions, worth £4.4million, allowing them to retire on £183,000 a year.

  • A housing allowance that allowed them both to claim accommodation costs although, as a married couple, they lived in the same house in the Belgian capital between 1995 and 2004.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/poli...icle6493969.ece

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...avy-train.html#

The Astonishing is that you are an EU citizen, the data was ALWAYS in public domain, most of the time in the western media, and you did not know about it untill today

You get what you deserve - not just you - most of the readers on here too

Edited by threetimesdead

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