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  • ross1948 04:51 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Read This As Polls Open – Report Slams Sly MEP Swine! 


    A third of MEPs even declined to reveal addresses of their offices, gave addresses that could not be found on the map or simply refused to answer.

    That’s pretty bad.

    What have they got to hide?

    …investigations (brought together under The MEPs Project) had shown that many of these offices just did not exist….

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    The question above, and the stunning conclusion, come from a report on a case lost by a group of journalists  and you should note well that these are NOT ‘populist’ or ‘nationalist’ journos.

    Not at all.

    I’m looking at a page from the fanatically Europhiliac EUObserver.

    As they say themselves –

    We, the journalists from The MEPs Project who have co-signed this opinion piece do not share a political platform.

    We have very different opinions on the future of the EU.

    However, as reporters covering European affairs, we have one common objective: to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions as well as their use of taxpayers´ money.

    I’m not going to quote the entire report, but it’s worth noting that their indictment of ‘Europe’ is not ONLY of the Strasbourg Slug MEPs..

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    ….but also of the arrogant elitists on the ECJ – the very body to whose arbitrary rulings…

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    evil judge

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    …Theresa the Traitrix would have her sleazy deal, backstop and all, be subject.

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    eurocourt

    the European Court of Justice…decided that the MEPs’ right to privacy trumped our right of access to documents

    Euro-Jerk Judges laughing at the tax-payers?

    …..

    We thought the European Court of Justice would recognise the democratic public interest in this request.

    We thought the European parliament would share our concern and seize the chance to strengthen the legitimacy of the parliament.

    We were wrong on both assumptions.

    Given that reality, why would ANYONE in the UK want Britain to stay in a sty occupied by dirty, disreputable, greedy swine?

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    snout

    …..

    ……

    In 2019, all members receive €4,513 each month for keeping offices in their home countries while not on duty in Brussels and Strasbourg.

    This allowance comes on top of their salaries (€8,757.70/month), and in addition to reimbursements for travel costs (business airfare/first-class rail fare).

    They also receive allowances for living costs (€320/day). The office allowances represents more than €40m a year.

    Out of 748 MEPs at the time of our investigation in 2017, only 53 were prepared to show documentation for actual spending.https://euobserver.com/opinion/144827

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    enjoy-its from europe

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    As the journos remark…

    So much for transparency of public spending.

    We did not ask what tax the parliamentarians pay or how they otherwise use their salary.

    We were not looking for information about their private lives.

    Rather we asked for documents that the European parliament is supposed to have in order to verify that this public money is spent in accordance with the rules.

    This argument was not enough to break the privacy barrier, we were told by the court.

    Their final segment is headed, accurately, with the words, ‘Lost battle...’

    Thus, we lost the legal battle. Then there was the political reaction.

    On 31 January 2019 a majority of the Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of a change of the rules that govern their expenditures.

    It will in the future be made technically possible for individual MEPs to publish a voluntary audit of their use of the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), the office money, on their official websites.

    That is to say:

    No demand for auditing.

    No obligations to document costs.

    No accountability of how the allowances are used.

    There’s a lot more, but anyone naive enough to contemplate a vote for Remain stooge shouldn’t need ANY more!

    f the European parliament rejecting responsibility and accountability.

    This is all the more surprising as now the EU commissioners and the top officials of the EU agencies publish details about their travel expenses.

     
    • Mick Smith 13:27 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      You got off to an early start but this is a damning indictment of ‘Europe!’
      Merkel has no principles so naturally she wont say a word about her cronies in Strasbourg.

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    • Chubby Chalmers 14:41 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      We knew the slugs suck up as much of our money as they can with all those expenses, but hiding out and non-existent addresses is incredibly out of order,
      That ECJ court is up to its neck in the system, which is why they protect the MEP rip-offs from scrutiny.
      I would love to know how much tax money drains away there into the judges pockets, salaries, expenses and unlike the MEPs they’re not even elected.

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    • Noreen Paterson 19:25 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A long day if you’re leafletting in a fresh breeze but I think we will win.
      Your slug story was very handy as a different talking point with people.
      Thanks.

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    • Diana 22:38 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Now that all the campaigners have fallen silent, almost, once the voting’s done, we have to wait and see.
      I read somewhere that Brussels has banned exit polls.
      Is that so and if it is so, who gave Brussels the power to tell our UK media what they can and cannot publish?

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      • Adrian Bonner 23:06 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I’m afraid so, Diana. There are lots of laws about elections but as usual the UK has to do what it’s told by Brussels, or else.
        EU dictates are not to be challenged.

        I confirmed this from the BBC’s own website, and they admit that ‘there is an additional restriction in the UK for European elections…it is a criminal offence to publish exit polls or opinion polls which ask people how they’ve voted (anywhere in the EU) before 22:00 BST on Sunday 26 May.’

        British political leaders have never stood up to Brussels on this and I have never heard of any media protests either. To me, it’s not something I care much about, one way or the other but I don’t like any bossy rules from anywhere so I looked it up.

        The excuse is that if Brits vote for a left or right party, for example, today, then the Greeks or Italians (who vote on the weekend ) might be influenced by the British results, which is pretty illogical if you ask me, and insults the intelligence of the Greeks and Italians, as if they can’t think for themselves!
        In the USA results on the Atlantic coast are announced while Californians are still voting but nobody thinks that’s a problem.

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        • Ernie Lyon 22:30 on May 25, 2019 Permalink

          Whatever UK law says about banning exit polls, it is not being applied in other countries.
          I just watched news from Dublin, all about the exit polls there.

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        • ross1948 13:56 on May 26, 2019 Permalink

          Ernie, and all others bemused by this topic, I have just found a brief explanation of the exit poll mystery, in EUObs, that Brussels-friendly site that has its uses.
          Here’s the link.
          https://euobserver.com/eu-election/144983?

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      • Pamela 23:21 on May 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Diana, you will be arrested and charged if you try to conduct an exit poll.
        It’s the British Government acting as enforcers for the EU again.
        I think it’s ridiculous.
        Nobody is obliged to say how they vote but why should it be a crime to ask politely?

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    • Brian Cessner 01:24 on May 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I have been catching up on the news about the European election and maybe we are at cross purposes but in Holland exit polls are happening. Euronews has a short report https://www.euronews.com/2014/05/22/wilders-anti-eu-party-pushed-to-fourth-place-in-netherlands-exit-polls
      So are exit polls illegal or not?

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    • David Terelli 09:34 on May 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A Google check, lots of news about exit polls. I also double-checked that BBC site. No exit polls.
      This is intriguing.

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  • ross1948 15:47 on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Who WOULDN’T Want To Get UK Out Of The Strasbourg Sty? 


    After a thoroughly enjoyable alfresco knees-up on Saturday, a much-needed relief from my exasperation over the fake-brexiteers’ sell-out at May’s mansion on Friday…

    …in all honesty I wasn’t up to much creative output on Sunday.

    However, knowing most of my readers, in the UK at least, share my horrified fascination with the levels of deceit, dishonesty and downright corruption that characterises the Strasbourg Slugs, oft-noted here…

    A ‘House of Europe’ – Brussels Wastes More Millions! 

    Hasil gambar untuk european parliament tower of babel

    Strasbourg Slugs – Loud Against Brexit, Silent On Expenses! 

    …I am passing on a couple of reports from that Europhiliac organ, EUObs, which nobody can say are penned by ‘populists!’

    Enjoy!

    Well, enjoy in the way you might enjoy watching a zombie film featuring putrescent monsters stalking a city devoid of humanity!

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    oooooooo

    EXCLUSIVE How eight MEPs overruled 540 colleagues on office expenses

    The EU parliament spends €40m a year on a lump sum for MEPs’ expenses with barely any scrutiny. 

    Read on »

    EU parliament to keep public in dark on MEP expenses

    Every year, MEPs spend some €40m of taxpayer money on things like restaurants and hotels amid public pressure for accountability, given numerous scandals. On Monday, EU parliament leaders decided to keep the public in the dark. Read on »

    Enjoy?

    Okay, wrong verb!

     
    • Edward L 16:27 on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      They should be arrested and charged.
      I assume, however, they are above the law, unless they are from patriot parties, like Marine Le Pen who never took personal gain but used some part of her allowance to help the cause.
      The leftist and liberal lot give OUR money to leftist and liberal ‘NGOs’ as grants then pocket their office expenses, for what?
      Wining and dining in de luxe Strasbourg cafes?

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    • Noreen Paterson 19:45 on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Your favoured name for MEPs is perfect.
      Dirty money-grubbing SLUGS!

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