Published On: Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017

I'd take it! Nigel Farage slams ex-Labour advisor over his EU pension in fiery BBC clash


The former Ukip leader challenged Ayesha Hazarika as she said the MEP should not take the £73,000 pension due to his role in .

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, on the BBC, said he had a right to the pension because of the way the had treated him over the years.

Asked by host Andrew Marr to state whether he would accept the EU pension or not, Mr Farage replied he would.

Mr Farage said: “Given the arbitrary way the European Union behaves in terms of money, I’d be very surprised if I get any of it.

“I’m not going to get it anyway, so I don’t think this will even occur.

“Of course, I would take it. I’ve said that right from day one. 

“Why should my family and others suffer even more.

“It is not hypocrisy. Just look at the way they’ve treated me over the years.”

Mr Farage has said he gave up a huge salary from a well-paid job in business to do politics.

The former Ukip leader has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of “selling out” to the EU after it was reported she had upped her offer for a Brexit divorce bill by more than £20bn.

The staunch pro-Brexit politician slammed Mrs May after

Speaking on his LBC show, Mr Farage said: “None of us has been shown any figure of what the Government thinks we owe the European Union or indeed what the European Union owes us.

“This is weakness by the British Government, it’s sell-out and it’s also a reluctance. They were never ever going to walk away from this negotiating table and yet they could have done.”



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