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About to hit the jackpot

The website is taking a welcome new look at the fact that the team of EU Commissioners due to leave office in a few months’ time will each walk away with more than £1 million in pensions and perks alone.

This is on top of the more than £1 million each will have earned over each 5-year period in office, which doesn’t include the host of other perks, such as residence and entertainment allowances they will also have received from the public purse. All these figures are the EU’s own.

The best thing about this story, however, is the telling (and ramshackle) responses this story drew from the Commissioners themselves when it first broke back in April. Well worth another read.

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