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Malta EU Elections – PN vs PL

The Maltese public seems very weary in putting their trust in the two major political parties. Most say they have close to the same agenda. Well to get an idea you have to think of it as organized crime, You can call the PN as the Genovese’s and the PL the Gambino’s. It’s all a power game to them, where occasionally each party tries to politically assassinate another party’s candidate, especially if he edges into his opponent’s territory. But when they both feel threatened then that’s where both the PN and the PL unite to destroy anybody else encroaching on their territory.

 Sure that they say a lot of crap with regards to their responsibility towards their citizen, let’s face it, how many of us can put his hand on his heart and say that we are living in a safer Country now ( Government, Police and Security forces do not know who or how many foreigners are actually living in Malta), that our health care system is improving (Having an understaffed hospital with long lists of citizens waiting for a hospital service), that our infrastructure is improving (roads, energy services, environment, housing, etc), that our education system is improving (we are creating certified zombies that are qualified but not ready for a working world), That our Social system is improving (yes it is improving for those who knows how to abuse it but discriminatory with those that paid into it for their retirement with the Government now saying it is getting unsustainable), The judiciary system (Justice seems to punish the victims and rewards the criminals), Workers rights improvement (unfair worker competition y authorities turning a blind eye on illegal work being done foreign workers and those abusing the social system, allowing employers to abuse the system by using part timers to absolve them from having to pay workers for leave, sick leave etc).

So one can easily see that by keeping either the Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL), it is definitely not in our National interest but definitely in their interest as they can both keep lining their pockets with our tax money without being accountable. That is why they both (The Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL)) keep delaying in reaching an agreement to audit and publish any of their financial reports. Keeping their propaganda machine costs millions of euros per year even in Malta and that money is coming from somewhere, and those investing in the Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL) will want a return on their investment. I can’t imagine anyone in Malta today believe that anybody gives anything for nothing to a Political Party that are unaccountable of how money is being received and by whom or spent and to whom. I am not talking about the small fry here either.

Malta FlagSmarten up people. Read and look up information. Never rely on any of the Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL) propaganda machine. Research the vast amount of information on the internet and see with your own eyes if what you are paying in taxes is being translated in a better life for you, your family and your community. Use your option if you have to in voting in other minority party candidates to the traditional Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL) parties, at the end of the day we will be better served politically as they will all feel threatened- this time by the public.

To see how credible the Genovese’s (PN) can only be reached by this statement. Before Malta joined the EU we have done a referendum where it was accepted by the Maltese people to join the EU. We also demonized the Gambino’s (PL) for saying that they will not accept the referendum results. Now we had the EU not accepting referendum results of French, Dutch and Irish for an EU Constitution cum Treaty,and the Genovese’s (PN) did not utter a word, in fact they went behind our backs and in conspiracy with the Gambino’s (PL) they denied us a referendum to chose our way forward- Hypocrites by a well organized crime Mafia parties Genovese’s (PN) or the Gambino’s (PL).

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May 24, 2009 Posted by | Gonzi, Incompetent Malta Government, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta Unions, Maltese, Maltese Justice, MLP, PN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Europe – Lost Idenity , A lost civilization

I am going to start with a statement that everybody knows it’s true but everybody is in denial of:

When your own country sucks because your people have ruined it, the only thing to do is to go steal someone else’s…

Unfortunately, the Ghost that keep haunting most Europeans is the heavy burden carried from past wars in Europe. Now Europe just like an old man that is intellectually capable of thinking smart and able to have a vision for the future, it’s (Europe) body is weak and feeble in realizing those dreams.

We have bought into an unsustainable idea that giving up one’s Country for the European enrichment is good.

 Those who subscribe to this idea because they presume that it will bring them out of a lower/standard of living to a higher/standard of living  and income bracket will realize how wrong they are for these simple reasons.

The harder you work will not be an incentive to elevate you out of poverty alas it will be an incentive for Governments to part you from your earnings to give it away to those that live off the system.

I am convinced of this due to the fact that no matter how honestly one worked in his life, when one retires after completing his working life to retirement and contributing all his working life to his Country and society, he ends up deprived of a decent standard of living that rapidly sends him back into poverty. A sort of a snakes and ladders board game that an honest worker is playing through all his working life aiming to win the game where the last square for winning the game has a snake that sends him down to the first square called poverty!
How can someone really believe Governments that says, let us all in our village(Europe) sell our property (European Countries) and we will all buy into this big mansion (called Europe) where all the village (European Countries) can live, There will be a total of 736 shares (MEP’s) to this mansion where Malta will have (MEP’s) 5 shares and the other Countries have different amount, this same Mansion (Europe) will be managed (European Commission) not by the investors (European Citizens), but by their investment broker (European Governments) that really says his aim is to give value to investors.

This is well and good, if only he points you to the fine print where it says ‘Your investment can go up or go down, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, etc etc’ and your broker also does not inform you of your investment risks (type of risk, currency implications etc). The only thing an investor knows 100% is that there are implications for subscribing into the investment and exiting the investment, and that the broker has a monetary gain in making you as an investor to part with your wealth. If things go wrong then tough luck.

This is today’s EU, a plan to gamble Countries in the stock market(Complicated integration of Countries) instead of operating each Country like a Business in a free market where traders (Countries) compete with each other for the creation of wealth of all stake holders (Country and its citizens).

Now this is a simplified version that one can relate to more than the jargon that most Governments like to refer to. Everybody knows about the bubble bursts and stock markets crashes (including the inflated evaluation of non-existant wealth), but I know for sure that if the EU bubble bursts, its implications will be war and chaos.

May 23, 2009 Posted by | Belgium, Britain, broker, Bubble, bubble burst, Denmark, European Market, France, Germany, Holland, Investment, investment broker, Italy, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta Prime Minister, Malta Unions, Maltese, Netherlands, PN, Poland, Poverty, Spain, UHM, UK, United Kingdom | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Europe that does not listen to its people – Eurabia

The heat is on traditional Political Parties in Malta and in most of Europe, for the upcoming MEP elections.
The Gonzi Government in Malta, is doing its utmost, to create the perfect lies, resorting to the same tactics that worked in winning by the slightest margin in the last election. The government would like to portray an image of a strong government, but it is showing how weak it really is.
Like it or not, most of the Maltese Electorate will be voting those candidates that will show some true Maltese Patriotic values, that respects those that gave up their lives protecting the Islands. Mosy of those that died fighting for the islands in past wars, would not have shed a single drop of their blood in Malta’s defense, if only they knew that their fore bearers would simply give it up to invading illegal immigrants. The PN betrayed them and future generations for Euros. There is no other way to describe the PN’s actions other than betrayal to the Maltese Citizens. All you hear r PN’s activists and Politician’s mouths is how Europe is doing its utmost and how much financial assistance Malta is getting in alleviating the Illegal Immigration problem, well , its not. Europe is turning Malta into a concentration camp for illegal Immigration, leaving the local population to fend on their own, as not even our representatives have been able to come in our defense or to protect the Nation. Instead, even legislation has been passed to protect the invaders, with unfair assistance to illegal immigrants while our poor are getting poorer, citizens being continually bombarded with taxes and tariffs, our health system giving preferential treatment to those that have not contributed a cent towards the Nation, unfair employment rules that illegal immigrants work illicitly while the honest citizen declares every cent that was earned by his efforts, every single personal data of the Maltese citizen is known to our Authorities while illegal immigrants roam freely with no record of their identity or past history known.
Yes, Gonzi and his Party have failed the Nation, he is betraying the Nation for the sake of playing into the EU’s master plan in their experimentation as to what would happen to a Nation when the amount of foreigners surpass the actual inhabitants of a Country, then they can take the necessary steps to avoid it happening to mainland Europe. Malta is the ideal place for such an experiment that can produce fast results, as it is small enough to be overcome by the invaders in just a few years. It is also small enough not to create problems to Europe in any manner whatsoever , it can also help Europe by eliminating the strain on their education system, leaving that burden on the Maltese Nation, then they can reap the benefits in the future, Europe will have the peace of mind that disease can be controlled and confined and isolated to our islands, eliminating the cost of having to strain their health and welfare system while burdening the Maltese infrastructure to capitulate.
Malta was Europe’s envy, but now being destroyed for the sake of money that our politicians are interested in, if only Mintoff was younger!
This will all happen, as will turning Malta to an eventual Rwanda. That is what happens when Politicians are descendants of past politicians and not trained in loving and protecting their Country, that is what happens when the love and patriotic values for one’s Country is superseded by for the love of Europe, that is what happens when betrayal of one’s Country is translated to words like compromise and co-operation. That is what happens when we become the only Nation abiding by International conventions and regulations while other Countries can bend and twist them to their own advantageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office for his own personal gain. Politics is a different breed of employment, as they have to be in Love with their Country and LOVE to serve its citizens, a breed lacking in Malta, where politicians become in LOVE with their own wealth and power , they are not serving us they are continually lying and betraying us.
Vote wisely in the next MEP elections, anticipate the outcome, traditional parties have become passive in their protection of the Nation and safe guarding our future and future generations. Their lying has become their only virtue, but come the day after the election, the same deterioration of our Country continues. God speed Malta, and may you and your citizens come to your defense, as our forefathers did , and hold your name up with pride.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Britain, Britain without identity, France, Germany, Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, Incompetent Malta Government, Italy, Libya, Malta, Malta Government, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, PN, Spain, UN Agencies, United Kingdom, United Nations | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Malta European MEP Elections – The Heat is On

The heat is on traditional Political Parties in Malta and in most of Europe, for the upcoming MEP elections.
The Gonzi Government in Malta, is doing its utmost, to create the perfect lies, resorting to the same tactics that worked in winning by the slightest margin in the last election. The government would like to portray an image of a strong government, but it is showing how weak it really is.
Like it or not, most of the Maltese Electorate will be voting those candidates that will show some true Maltese Patriotic values, that respects those that gave up their lives protecting the Islands. Mosy of those that died fighting for the islands in past wars, would not have shed a single drop of their blood in Malta’s defense, if only they knew that their fore bearers would simply give it up to invading illegal immigrants. The PN betrayed them and future generations for Euros. There is no other way to describe the PN’s actions other than betrayal to the Maltese Citizens. All you hear r PN’s activists and Politician’s mouths is how Europe is doing its utmost and how much financial assistance Malta is getting in alleviating the Illegal Immigration problem, well , its not. Europe is turning Malta into a concentration camp for illegal Immigration, leaving the local population to fend on their own, as not even our representatives have been able to come in our defense or to protect the Nation. Instead, even legislation has been passed to protect the invaders, with unfair assistance to illegal immigrants while our poor are getting poorer, citizens being continually bombarded with taxes and tariffs, our health system giving preferential treatment to those that have not contributed a cent towards the Nation, unfair employment rules that illegal immigrants work illicitly while the honest citizen declares every cent that was earned by his efforts, every single personal data of the Maltese citizen is known to our Authorities while illegal immigrants roam freely with no record of their identity or past history known.
Yes, Gonzi and his Party have failed the Nation, he is betraying the Nation for the sake of playing into the EU’s master plan in their experimentation as to what would happen to a Nation when the amount of foreigners surpass the actual inhabitants of a Country, then they can take the necessary steps to avoid it happening to mainland Europe. Malta is the ideal place for such an experiment that can produce fast results, as it is small enough to be overcome by the invaders in just a few years. It is also small enough not to create problems to Europe in any manner whatsoever , it can also help Europe by eliminating the strain on their education system, leaving that burden on the Maltese Nation, then they can reap the benefits in the future, Europe will have the peace of mind that disease can be controlled and confined and isolated to our islands, eliminating the cost of having to strain their health and welfare system while burdening the Maltese infrastructure to capitulate.
Malta was Europe’s envy, but now being destroyed for the sake of money that our politicians are interested in, if only Mintoff was younger!
This will all happen, as will turning Malta to an eventual Rwanda. That is what happens when Politicians are descendants of past politicians and not trained in loving and protecting their Country, that is what happens when the love and patriotic values for one’s Country is superseded by for the love of Europe, that is what happens when betrayal of one’s Country is translated to words like compromise and co-operation. That is what happens when we become the only Nation abiding by International conventions and regulations while other Countries can bend and twist them to their own advantageous requirements.
The Citizens have one shot to get it right and correct the situation every five years and they’d better get it right and foresee the consequences in that only shot. That is their vote. Voting wisely and voting for the love of your Country is paramount, as that is the only true place that you can rely on for your education, health, employment, Law and order and raising one’s family. If your representatives betray these values, not only will one’s Country be destroyed, you would have participated in its destruction and extinction. True Politicians resign when not capable of living up to the citizens expectations not remain in office for his own personal gain. Politics is a different breed of employment, as they have to be in Love with their Country and LOVE to serve its citizens, a breed lacking in Malta, where politicians become in LOVE with their own wealth and power , they are not serving us they are continually lying and betraying us.
Vote wisely in the next MEP elections, anticipate the outcome, traditional parties have become passive in their protection of the Nation and safe guarding our future and future generations. Their lying has become their only virtue, but come the day after the election, the same deterioration of our Country continues. God speed Malta, and may you and your citizens come to your defense, as our forefathers did , and hold your name up with pride.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | Gonzi, Illegal Immegration, Illegal Immigration, Incompetent Malta Government, Italy, Libya, Malta, Malta corruption, Malta Government, Malta Labour Party, Malta Nationalist Party, Malta Newspapers, Malta NGO's, Malta Prime Minister, Maltese, MLP, Modern Christian Persecution, NGO's, PN, PN Electoral Manifest, Terrorism, United Nations | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Malta MEP elections 2009 – PN/PL in a panic

The PN and PL are stumbling over each other, in trying to present themselves as the defenders of the Maltese Public and the future of the Maltese Islands.

You could smell an election in Malta, by the sudden Political agenda springing to life. The failure of both the PN and the PL, to keep mum for years, in regards to Malta’s invasion of the islands by illegal immigrants, has now caught up with both the major parties. Mr Gonzi and Co, including the PN MEP’s have now realized how naive they were in trusting the EU to assist and help Malta in alleviating the burden of illegal immigrant, with promise after promise that the EU is about to start tackling this problem seriously, something that not only did not materialize, but even our neighbor Italy made a mockery of our Government. Our illegal immigration spokesman in the EU, after all kinds of promises in imminent EU assistance has now resigned from the idea that the EU is four square behind him on his action plan, with the EU resigning to the idea that Malta will be lost to the illegal immigrants.

Gonzi and Co have been now exposed to the Maltese public, for what they really are. Last minute springing to life regarding this issue will not help the PN in non other by being despised by the current and future Maltese, for not coming to our defense when they were duty bound to defend the Maltese public who elected them. Instead they chose willingly not to, just to please other Countries. They have now sprung to life because they know that the public will be showing their anger with vengeance, they will give their answer the PN for branding the Maltese public racists and xenophobes in the polls in the upcoming MEP elections, they will reply to the legislation against the Maltese public by passing anti-Maltese laws for those that speak and voice their opinion against the settling and integration in Malta of illegal immigrants. The public will show their anger against the current Government for squandering their taxed income on illegal immigration while creating all kinds of hardship on the Maltese families by creating all kinds amily:TTE1B7C7A8t00;”>

Total €909,960

Total in £ at €1 = £0.80 £727,968

Value of accrued pension £350,000

Total savings in one 5-year term £1,077,968

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1. Salary

Currently a British MEP is paid the same as a Westminster MP – £63,291.

Paying British income taxes, depending on their family circumstances a British

MEP will pay about £16,456 income tax (26 per cent), leaving the MEP about

£46,835 to take home. After the June 2009 European Parliament, all MEPs

from all countries will be paid the same – at least €7,665 a month (€91,980 a

year). On this they will typically (again depending on family circumstances)

pay a special European Union tax of €13,797 (15 per cent) leaving them a

take-home pay of €78,183.

With an exchange rate of €1 = £0.80 this would raise a British MEP’s total

salary after June 2009 to £73,584 (a rise of 16 per cent) and give an increase

in take-home pay from £46,835 to £62,546 (a rise of 33 per cent). However,

the exchange rate has also moved in their favour since 2008. If exchange

rates remain at around €1:88p then their take home pay will increase to

£68,801. That will mean that a combination of the pay rise, more favourable

tax treatment and the change in the exchange rate leave MEPs with a 47 per

cent rise in their take home pay.

In calculating how any MEP can become a millionaire in just one 5-year term

at the European Parliament, we have assumed that MEPs spend all their

salaries on their day-to-day living expenses and so have not included any

money from salaries in the calculation.

2. Subsistence Allowance

For each day an MEP signs in, they can claim a Subsistence Allowance of

€287 tax free. British MEPs call this the SOSO (sign on and sod off)

allowance, because all you have to do to get it is to sign in. There is no

requirement to attend a single debate or committee session. What you do for

the rest of the day is up to you. Assuming an MEP signs in four days a week

for forty weeks, they will get €1,148 a week – €45,920 a year (nb about 70

MEPs each week also sign in on a Friday to get the subsistence allowance

before going home for the weekend).

A few years ago, some MEPs slept in their offices in order to avoid paying for

hotels so they could save more of their subsistence money. This is now

discouraged by the parliamentary authorities. However, a reasonable 3-star

hotel close to the European Parliament buildings will cost less than €125 a

night including breakfast, leaving over €162 a day for lunch and dinner. But,

any MEP signing in for 4 days a week will only spend 3 nights (Monday,

Tuesday and Wednesday) in a Brussels hotel. Likewise an MEP signing in for 5

days a week will only spend 4 nights in a hotel.

 

 

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There are subsidised restaurants in the European Parliament buildings and on

many days there are free breakfasts, lunches and dinners organised by

lobbying groups and political parties. In the evenings these typically serve

almost unlimited quantities of champagne and other drinks and expensive

canapés of smoked salmon, caviar, patés and other delicacies. One MEP

recently complained, “In these times of economic crisis what image are we

portraying? Every corner of the parliament is filled with receptions and buffet

dinners, while our constituents are being thrown out of their homes, losing

their jobs or having difficulty paying their food and energy bills.” Moreover,

there are over 15,000 lobbyists in Brussels all keen to wine and dine MEPs in

order to advance the interests of their paymasters.

If we assume that MEPs are paying about €60 each a day three days a week

for lunch and dinner (in reality, it is probably much less) and staying in a

hotel 3 nights a week at €125 a night, each MEP can pocket about €585 each

4-day week tax free from their subsistence allowance. Over 40 weeks this

gives them around €23,400 a year tax-free. Over one 5-year term this adds

up to €117,000 tax free.

3. Assistants’ Allowances

The biggest pot of money MEPs can dip into is for employing staff. Currently

this stands at about €202,968 per MEP per year. This allowance has increased

by an inflation-busting 34 per cent in the last five years. There are no

guidelines regulating how much an assistant should be paid, and MEPs are

permitted to pay a large portion of their allowance to just one person. Some

even do this, creating the absurd situation where MEPs’ assistants are

apparently paid much more than the MEPs for whom they work. There are

even cases where up to eight MEPs will share the services of one or two

assistants, potentially allowing each of them to make massive profits from

claiming the full Assistants’ Allowance.

Many MEPs use this allowance to pay members of their own family. The

amount is so generous that an MEP can easily afford to slip their partner or

offspring €50,000 to €60,000 a year for the occasional helping hand and still

have enough loose change to employ more than one full-time secretary and a

few researchers. Some MEPs dispense with the formality of handing the cash

to a family member and just pay some of it to themselves. The Galvin Report

uncovered widespread abuse of the Assistants’ Allowances including cases

where MEPs claimed they had given their assistants annual bonuses of up to

19 times the assistants’ monthly salaries – curiously these bonuses often

seemed to be exactly the right amount to use up the whole of the MEPs’

annual Assistants’ Allowance.

If we assume that an MEP is employing one full-time secretary for about

€35,000 a year (including social security charges) and 2 research assistants

 

 

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each also on €35,000 a year, then this gives the MEP an annual salary bill of

€105,000. This leaves the MEP €97,968 which he or she can pay to members

of their family or just to themselves (usually via a paying agent company of

which they or family members are directors).

Over one 5-year term this adds up to €489,840 tax free.

4. Office Expenses

Each MEP is provided with two fully furnished, rent-free offices in the

European parliament building, one for themselves and one for their

secretaries and assistants.

However, they are also given an office allowance of €48,624 a year for having

an office in their constituency. Here too no receipts are required to get this

money. As one MEP said, ‘there is no need to present receipts for office

expenses and there’s no audit. You could use the allowance for any purpose

you like.’ Many MPs claim that their constituency office is in their own home.

This allows them to rent out a room in their homes to themselves, which they

pay for with EU taxpayers’ money. Some even just take all the money without

bothering to have a constituency office at all.

At €243,120 tax free over five years, this is probably a welcome addition to

many MEPs’ household budgets. In some EU countries it’s enough to buy a

home, or it could be used to pay for a nice holiday flat near the

Mediterranean.

5. Weekly Travel Expenses

In addition, MEPs get very generous travel expenses. They can claim weekly

flights from their constituencies. Here they do actually need to provide some

proof that they have travelled. However, they just have to submit the stub

from the boarding pass – they are not asked for any information about how

much they have paid for their ticket. They are then reimbursed for a fully

flexible economy class ticket, plus an extra payment for distance travelled of

over €100 for every 500 kilometres, all usually adding up to comfortably more

than a business class fare.

By buying cheap weekend return tickets or by travelling on budget airlines,

(Ryanair and Easyjet between them fly from Brussels to more than 40

European cities) many MEPs can rake in more than €300 a week tax free.

German MEPs living in Berlin, for example, could, according to one report,

make a profit of around €800 each time they travelled to Brussels and over

€1,000 for every trip to Strasbourg.

 

 

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If we assume an MEP is only making about €300 a week forty weeks a year,

this would give them a tax-free profit of €12,000 a year – €60,000 tax free

over one 5-year term

MEPs also get an annual travel allowance of €4,000 a year to go anywhere in

the world as long as this travel is connected with their work as an MEP. The

Caribbean and the Far East seem to be popular destinations, with one MEP

justifying a trip to exotic Thailand on the basis of a half-hour meeting at the

EU’s Bangkok offices. Perhaps the MEP wasn’t aware that he could have

considerably reduced the cost to the taxpayer and saved himself a lot of

unnecessary travelling time by making a conference call. However, here we

have assumed that MEPs do actually use their annual €4,000 travel allowance

and so have not included this money in the calculation of how much an MEP

can save.

6. Pensions

As our politicians preside over a worsening pensions crisis that will leave most

private-sector workers in poverty in their old age, they have made sure that

they have one of the best pensions schemes in Europe.

Typically, government employees across Europe would have to work for

around 40 years to get a pension worth about half their final salary. Politicians

in the British parliament have a much better deal and have to work for only

20 years to achieve an inflation-protected pension for them and their partner

of half their final salary. Any other British worker would have to pay about

£50,000 a year into their pension scheme to get similar benefits to their MPs.

Calculation for an MP:

Each year a Westminster MP works they accrue 1/40

 

of their final salary as

an inflation-linked pension. On the current salary of £63,291, this would be

worth £1,582 a year in pension. (By the time most MPs retire, their salary will

have increased, also increasing their pensions). With annuity rates for joint,

inflation-protected pensions currently around 3.5 per cent, this pension is

equivalent to an MP putting about £45,200 a year into their pension savings –

most only pay a tiny fraction of that, the taxpayer will pay the rest.

Calculation for an MEP:

For each year an MEP works, they accrue about 1/30

 

 

 of their final salary as

an inflation-linked pension. On the current salary of £63,291, this would be

worth about £2,110 a year in pension. (By the time most MEPs retire, their

salary will have increased, also increasing their pensions). With annuity rates

for joint, inflation-protected pensions currently around 3.5 per cent, this

pension is equivalent to an MEP putting about £60,285 a year into their

 

 

 

 

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pension savings – most only pay a tiny fraction of that, the taxpayer will pay

the rest.

After the June 2009 elections, with a salary of £73,584, each year a MEP

works will give an annual inflation-linked pension of about £2,450, equivalent

to putting £70,000 a year into their pension savings.

So, over a 5-year term, a British MEP’s pension savings would typically be

equivalent to the taxpayer making contributions of around £350,000.

In addition MEPs can save for an additional voluntary EU pension. For every

€1,000 they paid per month into their pension scheme, the EU would pay

double that amount. MEPs are allowed to pay this extra €1,000 from their

€48,624 office expenses. In theory, they are then supposed to reimburse this

money from their own bank accounts. However, everything relies on the

MEPs’ honesty. Unsurprisingly, a few years ago MEPs voted down a proposal

that EU parliament auditors should check whether any of them actually do

repay this money.

7. Summary

Adding all this up, a typical British, French or German MEP will be getting over

€460,000 a year in salary, pension and expenses – more than €2.3 million for

each five-year period in Brussels. With a bit of judicial financial management,

they can probably save as follows:

Item Saved over 5 years

1 Subsistence Allowance €117,000

2 Assistants’ Allowance €489,840

3 Office Expenses €243,120

4 Travel Expenses €60,000

 

Value of accrued pension £350,000

Total savings in one 5-year term £1,077,968

If you are the EU candidate for one of the main political parties, you have

about a one in three chance of scoring your EU millions – all in all, much

better odds than winning the EuroMillions lottery or else correctly answering

all the questions on

 

 

 

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

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Even when MEPs lose their seats in the European parliament, they don’t have

to bid goodbye to the financial benefits immediately. Once they leave office

MEPs continue to enjoy a ‘transitional allowance’ (basically their parliamentary

salaries) for anything from six months to two years, depending on their length

of service. So for just 5 years at the Parliament, this would be worth a

minimum of over £30,000 to a British MEP. MEPs can also keep on using the

parliament’s subsidised restaurants and cafeterias, libraries and telephone

facilities in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg. Moreover, once they start

drawing their EU pensions, these are subject to special, low EU tax rates and

not the, usually much higher, tax rates in whichever country they may retire

to.

The benefits of being an MEP don’t stop here. MEPs also have a huge list of

other entitlements that are generously subsidised by Europe’s taxpayers. If

they take language and computer courses we pay their fees, travel and living

expenses. They have full, free accident insurance, travel insurance and life

assurance. They and their families get money for spectacles, contact lenses

and dental treatment. One British dentist pointed out that MEPs could claim

up to four times more for the cost of dental work than he could get for doing

that work under his National Health Service contract. MEPs and their families

can also get full payment for things like hydrotherapy, mud baths, aerosol

therapy and acupuncture.

 

 Dowload the leaked Galvin report:

http://freemediaproductions.newsvine.com/_news/2009/02/25/2474785-secret-report-shows-how-eu-parliament-members-pocketed-millions

 

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