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UK MEPs may lose their £6000 per month pensions


pellinore

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It is ridiculous that UK ex-MEPs should enjoy the wealth of the Single Market when they have denied every other UK citizen of the same. They should join us in enjoying the benefits of our sovereignty- poor but happy. 

EU taxpayers “should not be on the hook” for “lavish” pensions paid to British former MEPs, a German politician has said.

A supplementary pension scheme for MEPs, which pays out up to €7,000 (£6,000) monthly on top of their lucrative final salary payments, has a deficit of more than €310m and could become bankrupt as early as 2025.

Author of the amendment, Daniel Freund, a German Green MEP, said: “For the British members in particular, I don’t think that EU taxpayers should bail out the lavish additional pensions.

“All the UK MEPs have UK pensions, from their time in the parliament, and that now EU taxpayers should be on the hook when the UK has obviously left the union, that really should happen even less.”

Brexit row over cost of 'lavish' pensions paid to British MEPs (archive.org)

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Daniel Freund, a German Green MEP should remember the UK agreed an exit payment to the EU of £40 billion. This was to pay for pensions in Brussels and other costs.

So the UK is actually contributing to overall pension costs including German MEP's pensions even though we are no longer members. 

The UK should never have paid any membership fees to Brussels after the termination of our club membership. 😉 

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On 3/2/2024 at 11:07 PM, pellinore said:

It is ridiculous that UK ex-MEPs should enjoy the wealth of the Single Market when they have denied every other UK citizen of the same. They should join us in enjoying the benefits of our sovereignty- poor but happy. 

EU taxpayers “should not be on the hook” for “lavish” pensions paid to British former MEPs, a German politician has said.

A supplementary pension scheme for MEPs, which pays out up to €7,000 (£6,000) monthly on top of their lucrative final salary payments, has a deficit of more than €310m and could become bankrupt as early as 2025.

Author of the amendment, Daniel Freund, a German Green MEP, said: “For the British members in particular, I don’t think that EU taxpayers should bail out the lavish additional pensions.

“All the UK MEPs have UK pensions, from their time in the parliament, and that now EU taxpayers should be on the hook when the UK has obviously left the union, that really should happen even less.”

Brexit row over cost of 'lavish' pensions paid to British MEPs (archive.org)

The issue is that once someone has entered into public life by becoming an MP or MEP they may find they cannot work again. For instance, your recent topic about the harassment they get. So with this I think they should keep their pensions otherwise it discourages the leaders of the future from standing up and having a go. Whatever party they belong too.

Its only £72,000 per year, I know that is a lot to minimum wage folk but many of those MPs would be getting more than that in their jobs. 

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