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Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox shocks BBC reporter as she reveals ‘gravy train’ EU allowances

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Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox agreed to be shadowed by BBC reporter Becky Milligan on her trip to Europe where she detailed what she calls the “gravy train” allowances given by the EU. Ms Fox explained that MEPs received an attendance allowance from signing into Parliament however there was nothing to stop MEPs from doing this and not turning up. She added that she was confident that some MEPs exploited this loophole while adding it was a noted criticism.

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The BBC’s Becky Milligan began by saying: “Travelling business class is one of the perks of being an MEP.

“On the train, Claire bumps into a couple of colleagues, Brexit Party MEPs and I learn what her nickname is.”

The audio then reveals one MEP refers to Claire Fox as “Foxy” as he introduces himself.

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The BBC reporter continued: “She gets all sorts of perks being an MEP.

“She calls it the EU gravy train.”

The Audio then cuts to Claire Fox explaining the many allowances the EU allows as an MEP.

Ms Fox said: “In addition to a generous salary you get an attendance allowance each time you sign into the Parliament.”

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Ms Milligan asked whether it was possible to sign in and go off to have lunch somewhere nice to which the Brexit Party MEP insisted that some MEPs “definitely” do that.

The BBC reporter continued her narration: “Claire Fox will also receive an office budget which is automatically paid into her account of £4,000.

“In total, she will have four offices: one in Strasbourg, two in Brussels and one in the UK... READ FULL STORY BELOW

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Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox shocks BBC reporter as she reveals ‘gravy train’ EU allowances

Brexit Party MEP Claire Fox agreed to be shadowed by BBC reporter Becky Milligan on her trip to Europe where she detailed what she calls the “gravy train” allowances given by the EU. Ms Fox explained that MEPs received an attendance allowance from signing into Parliament however there was nothing to stop MEPs from doing this and not turning up.

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