Mandlescum Still Earning Long After Leaving Post.

#1
Typical Mandelscum tho denies all knowledge of it..

Mandelson is still being paid £8,000-a-month by EU two years after quitting Brussels

Lord Mandelson is still being paid more than £8,000 a month by the EU despite leaving his job in Brussels two years ago, it was revealed today.

The peer, who quit as European trade commissioner in 2008 to return to the Cabinet, has a 'transitional allowance' of £103,465-a-year funded by the taxpayer.

He receives £8,622-a-month because he is entitled to half the salary he received while in the plum EU job which was handed to him by Tony Blair.

Lord Mandelson, the former Business Secretary, will be able to claim the allowance until October 2011 - three years after he came back to UK politics.

A Brussels spokesman told the Telegraph: 'The aim of this system is to ease their return to the labour market, to maintain their independence after their time as commissioner. We want to help them so they don't have to jump on every job offer on the way.'

Brussels will only stop paying out before 2011 if the peer, 56, secures a job at a higher salary than his former rate at the EU.

The payouts and the royalties from his explosive memoir The Third Man are listed as his only sources of income on the House of Lords register of interests.

Lord Mandelson, 56, was paid around £400,000 alone for serialisation rights to the book and will also have banked a large advance and ongoing royalties.

As a peer, he is also able to claim the £86.50 daily allowance whenever he goes to the Lords.

Ukip leader in Europe Nigel Farage told the Telegraph: 'Lord Mandelson sits on his sleek backside and continues to sponge up over £100,000 in euro dole. Why doesn't he do something useful for once and get a real job?'

The payouts are more than 30 times Jobseekers' Allowance and at three years, are six times longer than the full rate of unemployment benefit in the UK.

The system has provoked controversy after it emerged earlier this week than 17 ex-commissioners including Lord Mandelson are still receiving large payouts despite securing other jobs.

Until Labour lost the election, the Labour peer banked around £80,000 from the EU because of the difference between his ministerial salary and previous salary in Brussels.

Stephen Booth from Open Europe said: 'It beggars belief that Lord Mandelson should be entitled to receive hugely generous EU payoffs, first while in government and now when he's enjoying a comfortable life on the media circuit.

'This is a slap in the face for taxpayers, particularly in these tough economic times. If Lord Mandelson was principled, he would have turned down these allowances.'

Mandelson is still being paid £8,000-a-month by EU two years after quitting Brussels | Mail Online
Sorry it's the Daily Hate,I originally read it in todays Times.
 
#2
This should surprise no-one because,

A The EU is a corrupt self-serving institution.

B Mandleson is a corrupt peice of pond life who thinks he has some right to leech off the taxpayers into perpetuality.

Britain has no need for either of the above.The first we should leave,the second should be executed for treason.
 
#3
I'm surprised the Broon mong hasn't blagged an EU job for him and his ugly wife yet.
 
#5
Well Brown is still in uk at the party conference, so I guess they aren't queuing up for his insomnia cures quite as fast as he wanted. I dont think he will be making millions from the speech circuit.

As for Mandlescum, a true socialist through and through, nose deep into the trough, and denying it all along.
 
#6
Considering the bank balances of politicians, they probably don`t take much notice of an £8000 a month deposit. They probably think its an interest payment from their bank.
 
#7
Can anyone remember voting to be in The European Common Market. I was ten years old in 1975, when at the end of the day, we basically signed a treaty to be part of a trade agreement. Since then, without a vote from Mr average man, our laws have been
re written to dilute 'Our British Culture'
Thank God Mr Cameron will give us a choice of being in Europe, but not 'ruled' by Europe.







That's us that is.
 
#8
My liege Lord, Mandelson, in ye counties of........ will be earning Big Eurines from the EUrineland for some years. Now lets see what he gets......

(a) Perks, and transitionary payments from Eurineland until 2012 or so.
(b) His Pensions as a Cabinet Minister under Pa Broone as Business Secretary.
(c) His Pensions as an MP before becoming a Kommie Kommizzar in Eurineland.
(d) His perks/expenses as a Member of the House of Lards.
(e) Business dealings. Non-executive directorships etc. (alleged).
(f) Knowledge of 'How Eurineland Works'. Business dealings (all alleged of course).
(g) Any Other Business....... (alleged).

Thank you very much. A Good Comrade who keeps the old traditions of socialism alive (Champagne Variety).
He is then, not short of a Sou or three...... Just like his dear Pal.... St Teflon of B'Liar..... (alleged of course)..

It's very Late 'o Clock..... soon time for bed.....
 
#11
My liege Lord, Mandelson, in ye counties of........ will be earning Big Eurines from the EUrineland for some years. Now lets see what he gets......

(a) Perks, and transitionary payments from Eurineland until 2012 or so.
(b) His Pensions as a Cabinet Minister under Pa Broone as Business Secretary.
(c) His Pensions as an MP before becoming a Kommie Kommizzar in Eurineland.
(d) His perks/expenses as a Member of the House of Lards.
(e) Business dealings. Non-executive directorships etc. (alleged).
(f) Knowledge of 'How Eurineland Works'. Business dealings (all alleged of course).
(g) Any Other Business....... (alleged).

Thank you very much. A Good Comrade who keeps the old traditions of socialism alive (Champagne Variety).
He is then, not short of a Sou or three...... Just like his dear Pal.... St Teflon of B'Liar..... (alleged of course)..

It's very Late 'o Clock..... soon time for bed.....
I could probably add an (h) to that list,

(h) Covert payments in the form of backhanders from the likes of Russian oligarchs(alleged,of course).
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
As for Mandlescum, a true socialist through and through, nose deep into the trough, and denying it all along.

Just Like Lord and Lady "Abolish the Lords" Kinnock & family
Making a tidy profit from being political failures
 

jim24

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
Just Like Lord and Lady "Abolish the Lords" Kinnock & family
Making a tidy profit from being political failures
You got to laugh at Kinnock, he hired Marta Andreason to flush out the biggest thievies in the EU and she pointed out that he was the major con artist there at the time, so he promtly sacked her.
 
#15
Why am I not surprised, the only major dissapointment is Camerons lack of spine to allow the EU referendum! The Billions we are wasting propping up the unelected tsars must be enormous!
 
#16
Just Like Lord and Lady "Abolish the Lords" Kinnock & family
Making a tidy profit from being political failures
Ah Kinnock ... IIRC said after he had entered the House of Lords he would now be " fighting from within " to ensure reform .... mind you not now ... in the next 5 or 10 years ... perhaps sometime ... and only to be effective when he , his wife , Prescott and the other hyprocrites have gone to the great pig trough in the sky .
 
#19
He should get a few grand a month for making middle aged men shake their fists at the TV every time he comes on.

Heaven forbid he should refuse 8k a month that he is entitled to !
 
#20
Heaven forbid he should refuse 8k a month that he is entitled to !
Fair point, JRIII, how many of us would turn it down if on offer? However it does beg the question "why is it on offer?"

The suggestion from the EU is that it would enable people of Lord Mandleson's eminence not to compromise their independence on leaving office. It is instructive, however, that this allowance will only stop before next year if such a person obtains a post paying more than their last one at the EU. How I wish I could get Eight grand a month until I found a full time post even vaguely commensurate with my last salary!
 

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