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MONEY FOR NOTHING…

By David Vance On April 6th, 2013

Ever wonder WHY the political class seem so besotted with the EU?  Listen up, this is why…

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Baroness Ashton is to be paid £400,000 to do nothing once she leaves her European Union job next year.  The Labour peer will be paid £133,500 a year until the end of 2017 as part of her terms of employment as a senior EU official, a European Commission spokesman confirmed. She will also be able to pick up a £300-a-day attendance allowance from the House of Lords. The European payment is a “transitional allowance” and will be paid at a lower rate of tax than the standard British rates.

So, money for literally doing NOTHING and also a bit of tax evasion thrown in for good measure. Ashton’s tenure as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union has been characterised by mediocrity – she was placed there by Gordon Brown, when he was UK PM.

One Response to “MONEY FOR NOTHING…”

  1. //Ashton’s tenure as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union has been characterised by mediocrity //

    Mediocrity? She has been worse than useless.

    She was totally unsuited and totally unqualified for the job. The appointment of this nobody, who never managed to get herself elected to public office anywhere, was a farce. That she’s going to get such a golden handshake for doing nothing, as you say, after years of doing nothing in Europe, is a crime.

    If there’s an argument that the European commission is a failure, it’s that it could make such an eegit Vice President.