Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 10/03/2011
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 13/02/2011
sorry about the delay but I needed to check the pre release version with the online version – The pre release version was much better with a far fullers story, more MEPs mentioned and considerably more quotes from Sinclaire but having been bumped from last week due to a technicality I guess Guy was on weak ground to fight for the full 1,500 words!
At least this leaves him with enough for a double page spread adding in the future material already written.
EU cash snatchers
Tory and Labour MEPs in sneaky new exes ploy
The allowance from struggling taxpayers is supposed to cover the cost of them attending official business in Brussels.
But our investigation found these grasping Euro MPs didn’t stick around.
Instead they jumped into a plush official car, with their suitcases in tow, and arrived at the Eurostar terminal less than 45 MINUTES later before heading back to Blighty.
And they’re not alone. Hordes of foreign MEPs are at it too.
This will outrage hard-working Brits who hand over £8.5BILLION a year to Europe – £137 per person – to pay for these pampered politicians. And it will be a huge embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron who in 2008 stepped in to clean up his party’s expenses system in Brussels.
He said at the time: “Just as I expect our MPs to adhere to the highest standards, so must MEPs. The taxpaying public have a right to know how their money is being spent and politicians have a duty to ensure it is spent properly.”
Disgusted West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire agreed to expose her fellow Euro politicians – who earn £80,955 a year NOT including expenses.
Working with her, we filmed on Fridays in the parliament buildings of Brussels in Belgium and Strasbourg, France. We found members from all over Europe exploiting the signing-in system.
Greedy MEPs were QUEUEING outside the Attendance Office even before it opened at 7am.
Of the 160 Euro MPs we filmed signing in before 10am, more than a third – 54 – arrived with overnight bags and suitcases. At least 25 left parliament shortly after.
Of these, we caught nine arriving at the airport shortly after, ready to fly home, as well as our Brits on Eurostar.Ms Sinclaire, who runs campaigns from her website www.yourmep.org, said: “It’s a disgrace. On a Friday, when parliament is virtually closed, MEPs still sign in for their £258 and then head straight for the exit doors.
“Many people don’t earn £258 a week, but some MEPs claim it for a day when they’re in for barely an hour. Taxpayers should know how their cash is being spent.”
In Brussels, East of England Euro MP Mr Sturdy, 66, signed for his daily expenses at just 7:18am. And balding South East MEP Mr Skinner, 51, was close behind his pal, signing in at 7.40am.
The pair arrived at Brussels Midi station together at 8.04am, jumping out of a chauffeur-driven people carrier in good time for the 8.29am Eurostar. Two hours later we caught them at London’s St Pancras station.
The Brits were caught on camera two days ago, but on other days of filming we found a string of MEPs turning up early to claim their cash in Brussels.
It was still barely light on January 28 when Polish Euro MP Jolanta Hibner, 60, wheeled her suitcase into parliament to sign in at 7.58am. We pictured her at Brussels Airport just 22 minutes later, ready to fly home.
Another Polish MEP, Adam Gierek, 72, signed in at 8.01am with a colleague. We captured him stepping out of a chauffeur-driven car at the airport at 10:51am. Then Portuguese Euro MP Ilda Figueiredo 62, signed the register at 8:20am before being spotted at departures at 10:04am.
And Spanish MEP, purple-haired Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, 35, wheeled her suitcase to the Attendance Office at 9:56am, before being seen at the airport at 10:20am.
In Strasbourg, despite screens showing no official business on January 21, dozens of MEPs claimed expenses in the early hours.
We caught Polish Euro MP Danuta Jazlowiecka, 53, signing in at 9.21am, wheeling a suitcase. Then, at 9:42am – just 21 minutes later – she arrived at Strasbourg airport.
There are only 134 days of official parliamentary business – which does NOT include Fridays – in a year, worth £34,538 in daily allowances. By also signing in on the 37 Fridays, each MEP can trouser £9,537 extra.
Mr Sturdy said he worked late on Thursday night and that a power failure at King’s Cross would have made getting home difficult. He added: “I’m signing in because I’m doing my job. As vice chair of international trade I have a lot on at the moment.” He admitted he “often” signed in on Fridays.
Mr Skinner said: “It is often the case I will work six days on the trot, some of which will be spent in the constituency. My first duty is to represent people across the South-East which is sometimes best done face-to-face”
But EU rules state the allowance which they claimed is supposed to cover expenses like accommodation and meals incurred by attending official meetings away from their home country on the day signed for.
Ms Jazlowiecka’s aide told us: “It is not breaking rules to sign in and leave.” And Ms Figueiredo’s spokesman said it was up to parliament to determine what she could claim.
To view the original sign up at CLICK HERE
I have confirmed the text on line with Guy Basnett, which was as per my copy but the print version is expected to be a bit different!
Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 18/10/2010
WITH QUESTIONS PLANTED BY
HIS PAID PRAISE SINGERS!
From: TIMOTHY CONGDON
To: undisclosed recipients:
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 4:35 PM
E-mail sent to supporters of Tim Congdon’s bid for the leadership of the UK Independence Party, on 14th October 2010
This e-mail is sent to you because I have been informed – or have good reason to believe – that you are a supporter of my bid to become leader of UKIP. If you do not want to receive e-mails from me, perhaps you would let me know. The leadership campaign rules are intended to encourage discussion and debate, but also to prevent spamming.
Dear friends and supporters,
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL
You can read the rest of Tim CONGDON’s attempt to answer the Questions YOU want to ask
– NOT just the ones FARAGE wants to answer!
Just CLICK HERE
Here is a letter of support from Farage’s last Election Scam about his loyal ‘STAFF‘!
Farage has achieved everything he has caught by cheating!
People realise he is achieving & can not stop him
But The News of The World had his number as he dragged UKIP’s name into the gutter he lives in and YOU fund:
Just CLICK HERE
MARRIED MEP Nigel Farage formed a European union with a half-German, half-Swedish blonde and begged her—yes, it was a WOMAN—to get MaaSTRICHT with him during sex.
UK Independence Party MEP Farage is a fierce Eurosceptic. But he proved he can embrace Europeans if he wants to when he bedded Liga Howells—who was born in Latvia and speaks seven languages—hours after meeting her in a pub.
To see more of this article CLICK HERE
subsequently removed when Rupert Maxwell closed The News of The World as planned but sheltering behind the non story of telephone hacking!
So here is the text of the article:
MARRIED MEP Nigel Farage formed a European union with a half-German, half-Swedish blonde and begged her—yes, it was a WOMAN—to get MaaSTRICHT with him during sex.UK Independence Party MEP Farage is a fierce Eurosceptic. But he proved he can embrace Europeans if he wants to when he bedded Liga Howells—who was born in Latvia and speaks seven languages—hours after meeting her in a pub.The public school-educated toff stunned Liga with his kinky demands.“I was quite shocked when he asked me to smack him during love-making,” revealed 25-year-old Liga. “He asked me if I would put him over my knee, but I refused, although I did give in and give him a few gentle taps while we were having sex.“He also liked to call me Miss. It was ‘Yes Miss’ or ‘No Miss’ when we were in bed. I found this very odd.“It was like he needed for me to dominate him, he enjoyed being controlled. I found it all a bit weird.”Former Latvian TV news channel reporter Liga told how the UKIP Euro leader made sure she got NO KIP making love at least SEVEN times during their night of passion.Farage only informed her he had a wife as they lay exhausted on her bed.“It wasn’t after the first time we had sex that he told me, it was after quite a few times,” Liga said: “Afterwards he fell asleep and kept me awake because he was snoring like a horse.”Ex-commodity broker Farage, 41, has joined the growing list of politicians exposed in sex scandals. The News of the World revealed how Lib Dem leadership hopeful Mark Oaten had an affair with a rent boy. Then his fellow candidate Simon Hughes admitted he was gay after TWICE denying it.Liga, who is separated from her Brit husband, met Farage in the Black Horse pub near her home in Biggin Hill, Kent, on January 6.Farage shares a house with wife Kirsten less than three miles from the pub. But Liga said the £59,000-a-year politician moved fast to get her INTO phpbb_bed.She said: “We got quite close in the pub and we began kissing while we were in there. We agreed it would be ‘one night, and one night only’ between us.”Liga and Farage, who helped found UKIP in 1993, then went back to her house.They sat drinking wine and chatting until the early hours, when they went upstairs and stripped off to get in the bath together.“We didn’t have sex in the bath but it was quite nice. He has a very good body for a man his age. He was quite well endowed too.”After 20 minutes they dried off and headed for the bedroom, where Liga performed a sex act using ice cubes.She said: “I put the ice cubes in my mouth. He really enjoyed what I was doing and was very noisy in letting me know.”But Liga said she was left speechless when father-of-four Farage, revealed his kinky fantasy. “It was so weird,” she explained. “He asked me to smack him. He went, ‘Smack me, Miss’. I have never, ever heard anything like this in my whole life.“He did ask me to humiliate him. It is beyond belief some of the things he asked me to do. And I wasn’t prepared to do what he asked me.“We must have had sex about seven times. He had very good stamina.”The pair exchanged numbers —but Farage’s wife found Liga’s on his mobile and called.Liga said: “She was completely quiet on the other end. It freaked me out.”In December Farage hit the headlines when he taunted Tony Blair as he made his final speech as EU President in Brussels.And in 2004 Farage was exposed for quaffing £100 bottles of bubbly in seedy lap-dancing clubs in London and Strasbourg.Last night he admitted he was in the ‘dog house’ with his wife for staying out all night at Liga’s.He said: “I made a huge error of judgment going back with her.”But he claimed: “I didn’t have a sexual relationship with her.
“That’s her fantasy.”