Farage has salary slashed to recoup 'misspent funds'

Farage has salary slashed to recoup 'misspent funds'

He is one of eight UKIP MEPs who were investigated by the European Parliamentary authorities for misuse of public funds past year.

Mr Adams, a former UKIP Parliamentary candidate, was also the national nominating officer for UKIP, says.

But although a second vote could lead to the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union diplomats in Brussels were less than impressed with the news.

A source in the European parliament told the Guardian: "Since 1 January [2018] the European parliament has withheld 50% in order to recoup the €40,000 due in salary that was paid to Christopher Adams and which can not be proved by Farage".

"Since 1 January [2018] the European parliament has withheld 50% in order to recoup the €40,000 due in salary that was paid to Christopher Adams and which can not be proved by Farage", a parliamentary source told the paper.

The monthly pre-tax salary for an MEP is 8,484 euros (£7,530), which is the equivalent of an annual gross salary, before tax, of 101,808 euros (£90,235).

However, one of the party's most senior figures, Roger Helmer, resigned last summer after an investigation demanded he repay £100,000.

Two investigations were closed without any formal action. Helmer, who gave no explanation of his decision to stand down halfway through the parliamentary term, has always denied wrongdoing.

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An Efdd Group spokesman told The Independent: "There is a vindictive campaign by the European Parliament of selective persecution of Eurosceptic MEPs, parties and groups".

He fumed: "This allegation is all part of their politically motivated assault".

Farage has the right to appeal at the European court of justice.

Mr Farage, who will lose his job as an MEP in 2019 after 20 years in the European Parliament, recently described himself as "skint" in an interview with Mail on Sunday.

"He has done an extraordinary amount of good work to establish UKIP in the first place but all political careers come to an end and really this does signal the end of the political career of Nigel Farage".

Brexiteers yesterday told the Mail Online branded his comments "mad" and said that the British people do not want another vote on membership of the EU.

The Guardian reports that Mr Farage will now pay back £35,500 (€40,000) through having his salary withheld, after auditors concluded he had indeed misspent the funds.

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