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Brussels - Pity the underpaid

WORKERS, MAY 2009 ISSUE

The European Union really knows how to win our hearts and minds. Its MEPs have given themselves pay rises and tax cuts, to come into effect this June.

Britain’s hard-pressed MEPs are to get a £13,000 pay rise, up by 32 per cent from £63,291 to around £76,360 a year (that’s without “expenses”). They will not pay tax in Britain, but will get a special EU rate of 15 per cent, halving their tax.

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