If Farage has quit, why is the taxpayer still paying him a fortune?

Nigel Farage, hard at work in his job as a Member of the European Parliament.

Nigel Farage, hard at work for you in his job as a Member of the European Parliament.

I liked the comment from someone on Twitter: “Will he announce his return as leader in two days’ time?”

One can’t help but notice that, like Boris Johnson, Farage has enticed the UK’s electorate into quitting the European Union and then left us all high and dry.

Like Johnson, he clearly had no intention to do any of the hard work required after the decision.

And he’s still taking our money to pay his salary.

What a faker. He should change his name to ‘Mirage’.

‘I have never been, and I have never wanted to be, a career politician.’

So said Nigel Farage this morning as he resigned as leader of the UKIP. As with everything Farage says, it bears a little scrutiny.

For one thing, he’s been an MEP since 1999, after becoming UKIP party chairman the year before. Seventeen-plus years in post looks a lot like a career to most people.

But there’s more. Farage said he and other Ukippers will stay on as members of the European Parliament until Britain formally leaves the EU, which he says could be around two years.

In other words, he intends to keep picking up the juicy salary of being in a job he doesn’t think should exist, for a party he no longer wants to lead, having essentially given up on full-time politics.

Source: Nigel Farage resigns – but will keep taking £76,000 from the taxpayer | Left Foot Forward

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9 thoughts on “If Farage has quit, why is the taxpayer still paying him a fortune?

  1. NMac

    He wasn’t a politician, he was an unpleasant right wing rabble rouser and wrecker.

  2. Brian

    ‘I have never been, and I have never wanted to be, a career politician.’

    …..so now I will be retiring on taxpayers money to my villa in Spain.

  3. Conrad

    Kick him out! He is a disgusting specimen of the narrow minded bigot that represents the very worst of Britain.

  4. David Woods

    The very same thing as Cameron, paid to be PM but isn’t, wont start anything to enable us leaving, the job of the ‘new’ unelected PM apparently, but so loath to call an election (so ‘the people’ can choose one), will continue rolling on the EU gravy train for as long as they can drag it out!

  5. lawrencesroberts

    Job Done! In 20 years time the British Working Class may realize between mouthfuls of grass that Europe was not the problem; Toffee nosed public school Twits were. Brexit takes England back to serfdom and the rich get more power which is really what it is all about. 4% is statistical error and 29% of the vote missing says “Too Close to Call.”

  6. Rick Custardbath

    He stepped down purely so he can accept a nice cushy ‘thank you for doing our dirty work’ jobs one of the venomous vermin battling for the Tory leadership will be offering him.

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