In The Press » July 27th 2011 - Response to Mr Clay, Evening Telegraph
Response to Mr Clay, Evening Telegraph
'..In his response to me Mr Clay seems to have the wrong impression ...'
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UK Independence Party
From the Office of Derek Clark, MEP, East Midlands
Rowan House, 23 Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5AT
Tel: 01604 620064 Fax: 01604 636002
July 27, 2011
27th July 2011
In his response to me Mr Clay seems to have the wrong impression. I'm not trying to change things in the EU because I believe our country should not be part of this political shambles. Everything I do in the EU is to try and hasten the end of our membership of it. Since I am an MEP I try to protect British industry from the worst of EU interference by the way I vote. As an MEP I try to inform the British Electorate as to what is going on in their name and with their money.
As regards the perks he talks about my attendance allowance all goes on the necessary travel to and fro and on hotel accommodation. I'm usually out of pocket to a small amount, which worries me none at all. If anyone should query that please remember that any quotes you get for Hotel accommodation in Strasbourg or Brussels is grossly inflated when the EU Parliament is sitting
As to my full time assistance I need them for my work both in Europe and at home, their salaries go direct to them, I do not handle that at all, so how that can be a perk I do not know.
Derek Clark MEP