Now lets see the colour of the MEP’s money

Now that the MP’s expenses are all coming out in the open, how about seeing some transparency with regards to Europe?

MEP’s receive a generous salary and expense allowance also. Google ‘meps expenses’ and you will find several links to articles written about MEP’s expense claims.

From what I can make out an MEP earns roughly £60-70,000 per annum. In addition to this they can claim up to €203,000 (£180,000) as well as £40,800 general expenditure allowance for office costs and travel, and £242 a day for hotels and food.

All three outgoing Members of the European Parliament are standing again. In the interests of transparency how about we see them be transparent with the electorate?

ADDS:

Sorry, didn’t see Brian’s thread!

I’ll close this one to focus the debate on one thread.

  • AJJM

    It would be incredibly interesting if they did. Would also be useful if candidates were somehow persuaded to pledge to publish all their expenses online if elected.