Kinnock - Paying the Price Of Being Useless
Glenys and Neil Kinnock have six state pensions - Times Online
GLENYS KINNOCK, the new minister for Europe, has amassed six publicly funded pensions worth £185,000 per year with her husband Neil, the former leader of the Labour party.
They have already received up to £8m of taxpayers’ money in pay and allowances,..During their time in Brussels both Kinnocks claimed a housing allowance on top of their incomes, even though they lived in the same home. This alone would have netted the couple almost £600,000 over 10 years. ...Glenys Kinnock, a teacher who went on to become the most-travelled British MEP, clocking up almost 130,000 air miles in a five-year term, also employed her daughter Rachel as an executive assistant. Rachel is now in charge of events and visits at Downing Street.
The Kinnocks’ Cambridge-educated son, Stephen, 39, director of Europe and central Asia at the World Economic Forum, spent eight years in Brussels in senior positions with the British Council.
Neil Kinnock resigned last week as unpaid chairman of the British Council to avoid “perceived conflict of interest” with his wife’s ministerial role,
Jolly decent of him to resign the unpaid post just in case anyone might think that the Kinnocks were troughing it as they are justly rewarded for their years of brilliant leadership...