While millions are unemployed or living on the poverty line, European Union politicians are living it up on backs of taxpayers. As a Member of the European Parliament, I cost the taxpayer £2 million every year. And there are 751 MEPs in total.
Add up translators, staff, travel and all of the expenses from free healthcare right down to the chauffeurs driving Mercedes, and you’ll get an eye-watering budget of €164.1 billion in commitments.
The runaway budget is only one of the reasons why I’ve spent the last 20 years campaigning for Britain to leave the EU.
You don’t have to look far to find massive waste.
Every year, MEPs join the “travelling circus” from Brussels to Strasbourg, where a four-day sitting has cost £928 million in taxpayer money over the past seven years’ worth of trips.
The EU has become a graveyard for the retired, liberal left in Europe. It’s time to vote them out.