Shock report published by Telegraph on pension pots of peers

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Shock report published by Telegraph on pension pots of peers
« on: February 20, 2017, 09:15:04 PM »
Posted on February 19, 2017 by westmonsterdave
A shock report just published by telegraph.co.uk reveals that 20 of the Lords planning to vote against the Article 50 Bill in the House of Lords this week are currently still receiving payments from Brussels, with some such as Lord (Neil) Kinnock (pictured above) reportedly still coining in £90,000  a year from his EU paymasters. Lord (Peter) Mandelson and Lord (Chris) Patten are also in receipt of EU pensions.
Many other former MEPs and European commissioners are also receiving payouts from a Brussels pension pot estimated to be worth £10 million.
The peers are facing demands to reveal their “financial interest” before speaking on Brexit legislation this week or face the “outrage” of the public.
Dominic Raab, a former justice minister, said: “Lords with generous EU pension pots should be open with the British people and declare this when they speak in Parliament on Brexit.
Tories fear Theresa May’s timeline of starting Brexit by the end of March could be put in doubt if peers repeatedly demand changes to the Bill.
More than 190 peers are due to speak, with Tories braced for amendment defeats because they do not have a majority in the Lords.
Protections for the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and assurances over a vote on the final Brexit deal could be secured.
The Bill will be debated in the second chamber on Monday and Tuesday of this week, with amendments likely to be tabled the following week at committee stage before the Bill then goes for it’s third reading in the House, where it is likely to be sent back to the commons with revisions.
Westmonster Dave is the editor of alt-politics.com


 
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