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Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/03/2010


Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership, their anti UKIP claque & the NEC is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!



you will remember that a few days ago I published the fact that Nikki Sinclaire had published her accounts CLICK HERE on her web site and a number of people came back to me puzzled as to where to find them.

I had said:

Her blog shows that she had numerous duties but amongst them she found time to publish her detailed accounts, as lodged and promised in December – I gather the Auditors Certificate will be posted in the next few days.

I am also quite reliably informed that at the end of this Quarter her accounts will be posted even faster as the system is now in place to have them up within about 2 to 3 weeks.

Well as Sinclaire is the ONLY UKIP or EUkip MEP to honour the promise of transparency to date lets honour her intent and make it simple! Here is the page from her accounts, which you can look up on line!


Staffing allowance

I am allowed approximately £195,000 a year (on the current exchange rate with the Euro) to be spent on assisting me in my duties.

This allowance will be paid directly to chartered accountants in Birmingham who will pay my staff directly, deducting all relevant tax and National Insurance payments. At no time will I have access to a penny of this money.

My current appointments:

Maggie Inglis is in charge of my Office and Graphic Design.
John Isons is representing my interests in the West Midlands.

Josh O’Nyons and Jacob Ellett are my Political Assistants.

Joanne Asselman
is my Political Researcher.

Catherine Elvey is my Communications Advisor.

Paula Murray is my Personal Assistant and Data Manager.

Clive Page is assisting me with National Media and Press coverage.

Vicky Rogers is my Office Assistant.

Gary Cartwright is my Parliamentary Advisor.
(? a global total for the 9 employees would be a good idea as would are they full or part time)
Imax are my Marketing and Public Relations Advisors. (? cost?)
My Paying Agents are RSM Tenon, Chartered Accountants.

General Expenditure Allowance up to 31 December 2009
As specified in Article 28 of the EU regulations (? a URL for the page would be wise)

• Office management and running costs, in particular rent and related charges (heating, lighting, insurance and cleaning): £5555.17 (? UK, EU or both? Now no longer EUkip could reduse by using home?)

• The cost of purchasing or renting office equipment: £3516.88 (? New MEP so needed to kit up?)

• Telephone, including mobile telephone, and postal charges: £4825.53 (? £9K a year!!! sounds higha better rate available?)

• The cost of purchasing office supplies and stationery: £129.66

• The cost of purchasing books, periodicals and newspapers: £269.97

• The cost of using public data consultation networks: £147.19

• The expenses involved in equipping Members with communications equipment and maintaining that equipment, for example the purchase or rental of a telephone, a fax machine, a computer, a modem or communications card, a printer, other IT equipment, computer peripherals and software packages £3887.79

• The cost of a subscription to the Internet and to databases: £135.55

• Representation activities: £12585.22 (? a bit obscure!)

• Hotel bills and other related expenses incurred in travelling in a Member’s Member State of election: £1819.62 (? breakdown?)

Total General Expenditure: £32,872.58
Total General Expenditure Allowance received from the EU: £25,859.

This payment is received by every UK MEP from the EU regardless of their expenditure for this period.
The figures above are provisional and subject to an audit certificate.
None of my family members are employed by me.
Travel to and from the European Parliament
14 Journeys to Brussels.

5 Journeys to Strasbourg.

Daily Subsistence Allowance
A fixed allowance of €298 is paid for every day attended at the European Parliament to all MEP’s.
Number of days attended in the European Parliament 47.
Days Working in the UK – West Midlands Region 73.
(? vat outlaid & vat reclaimed?)

(? perks and donations received? & Given?)

By the way the EU accounts haven’t been passed by the auditors for 14 years. 

I have commented in text in red as suggestions only.

State salary in full including deductions and pension contributions EVERYTHING – it is a matter of near public record that with dilligence can be tracked so publish it and prevent rumour or malicious lies.

I would also suggest that the material is provided in the form of a downloadable and prinatble .jpg for use on other blogs and also for print out for supporters.
The greater the elevel of transparency – pension contributions, tax, donationa in and out etc. the better – yes it looks like prying – it is it is public money, every cent of it! It is a nuisance but it is a great selling point.

Now to be honest that looks fairly transparent to me and also she has listed all her staff and the number of days worked – it seems the only thing missing that I can spot (but I am the first to concede that I am hopeless at accounts and forms – I tend to take my shoes and socks off for numbers over 20) – anyway as I was saying, it looks to me as if the only ‘stuff missing was the contributions to Nigel’s slush fund which if I recall correctly was the 401 account or some such – it may be shown but I don’t think so but that MAY be because Farage has refused to tell her how he spends her money!

This seems entirely probable as other MEPs have complained about this in the past – however having promised to provide his accounts EACH 1/4 in may last year to trick the electorate into voting for EUkip and into believing the EUkip candidates were more honest than MPs I guess that just hasn’t materialised almost a full year later!

I must say the EUkip MEPs’ accounts don’t look too transparent to me which is why they are probably too ashamed to publish them on the net.

Anyway have a look through Sinclaire’s and see what you make of them and when you have finished have a look at the accounts of one of the remaining EUkip MEPs and see how they compare.

Now these are the first of the rest of the MEPs who have remained in EUkip and I have deliberately left the name off and will do so until they are all published, one by one!

July to December 2009
This allowance is for payment to Employees, Self Employed Service Providers and Accredited Assistants who support the work of the MEP.
Any part of this allowance not used remains in the EU budget.
This allowance is for payment to Employees, Self Employed Service Providers and Accredited Assistants who support the work of the MEP.
Any part of this allowance not used remains in the EU budget.
Contracts for all are lodged for approval with the Parliament and held by them.
The Parliament makes the payment for employees to the Paying Agent, who deduct income tax and national insurance before making the net payment to the employee.
Self employed service providers have to provide invoices for approval firstly by the Paying Agent and then the Parliament, who makes the payment directly to them.
Any staff based in Brussels are known as accredited assistants and are paid direct by the Parliament. At no time in any of these cases does any money go into the MEPs bank account.
MEP’s Personal Assistant Full time in the UK
MEP’s Constituency Representative Full time in the UK
MEP’s General Assistant Full time in the UK
MEP’s Accredited Assistant Full time in the Brussels
No paid family members.
Paying agent: DNG Dove Naish, Chartered Accountants
General Expenditure Allowance
This allowance covers the cost of carrying out the duties of an MEP not covered by other allowances, including running an office and associated expenditure.
All costs incurred meet the published Parliamentaty rules.
Office management and running costs £2,551
Office equipment £1,917
Communication costs £1,588
Stationery , periodicals, subscriptions £1,495
Travel and related costs £144
Representation, meetings and briefings £125
TOTAL £7,820
Travel to and from Parliament (Brussels and Strasbourg)
Number of return journeys 11
Daily Subsistence Allowance
A fixed allowance is paid for days attended at the parliament to cover the cost of hotels, meals and any other incidental costs
Number of days 28

I found several things here decidedly iffy – it seems this chap has drawn somewhere in the region of £18,000 more than he has spent, which seems rather a lot to just trouser, but of course I may be reading it wrong as that would make a clear bonus of about £36,000 a year!

Then of course there is no statement of the money for Nigel’s slush fund the 401? fund!

I also note he only worked for 28 days since June 4th. when he was elected (why am I not surprised) unlike Sinclaire’s accounts he seems not to have many staff and doesn’t list them.

Sinclaire lists and names 9 staff whilst this chap has only 4, so on an allowance of £195,000 or so that sounds like a whacking rate of pay for people not even worth naming!

All in all they are something of an embarrassment when you look at them – am I missing something?

Well lets see what you make of these accounts and then you can compare them with the next EUkip MEP’s set I publish!


What is the exit and survival plan for these United Kingdoms to maximise on the many benefits of leaving The EU. It is the DUTY of our Politicians and Snivil Cervants to ensure the continuity, liberty and right to self determination of our peoples they have a DUTY to protect against crime and secure both our food and our border.

NONE of these DUTIES has a single British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.
Every single British Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU’s CAP – In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we thus leave our children and the future, with shame!

Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62


I SUGGEST – since there is clearly no political party of repute, advocating or campaigning for withdrawal of these United Kingdoms from the EU and restoration of our independent sovereign, democracy, with Justice & the right to self determination in a free country. Deny the self seeking & meaningless wanabe MEPs the Mythical Mandate for which they clamour. Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples.

Write Upon Your Ballot Paper at EVERY election:


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