Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What happened to Nick Clegg's EU Pension?

The Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party was for many years mainly dedicated to the advancement of the European Union, as such and for that direct service and subsequently as an MEP he would have been entitled to an EU pension. Yet it has apparently, albeit unsurprisingly been magically disappeared away, (no doubt to miraculously return at some point in the future). Note the following exchange of a written question in the House of Lords, linked here:



Asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch
    To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 November (WA 140), whether the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Nick Clegg, is eligible to receive a pension from the European Commission; if so, when that pension will become payable; what will be its annual amount; and whether the terms of that pension constrain his actions.[HL13632]
Lord Wallace of Saltaire: The Deputy Prime Minister is no longer eligible to receive a pension from the European Commission.

Yesterday, this agent of the EU, buried deep at the heart of the British administration, answered questions for MPs. Unhappily it appears none asked him to explain this extraordinary response to Lord Pearson's question, nor the premise for and circumstances of the disappearing of his EU pension.

H/T The Anglo Saxon Chronicle, linked here.



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