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The European Parliament seems to stumble from one scandal to another. Be it the misuse of allowances, for example by claiming for daily subsistence to work in Brussels only to jet off for the weekend, their second pension schemes, or their junkets to i…

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Down you go…

And so ex-UKIP MEP Tom Wise has been jailed for fraudulently claiming £39,000 in allowances from the European Parliament. He used his monthly staff allowance to pay for “fine wines” and other personal expenditure.His researcher, Lindsay Jenkins, was c…

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‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello

The European Police College, designed to train EU member states’ police officers, has had its fair share of controversy in recent years. In February, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Budgetary Committee refused to sign off its accounts amid a scandal …

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