By John Smith •
Published: 13 Jan 2020 • 11:05
Time for a celebration
Credit: Steve Bowbrick flickr
AFTER spending some 21 years as an MEP, Nigel Farage, who fought against EU Parliament squandering of resources, is reportedly due to receive what is described as a ‘transition’ payment once Britain leaves the European Union.
The sum which is estimated at around €170,000 is to help financially once his income from the European Parliament is removed and this is on top of any pension which he will also become eligible for in due course.
Unfortunately for those Brexit Party members who did so well at last year’s European Parliament elections, it is unlikely that they will receive any payment as their service has been for such a short period of time.
To celebrate the loss of his job, Mr Farage wants to host a celebration party in Parliament Square on January 31 and if permission is given to use the area, he may well try recouping the £100,000 (€110,000) cost by charging admission.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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