With reports that up to one in five able bodied inhabitants of some Welsh towns are receiving incapacity benefit, it’s worth asking – what are the rest doing? New information about the Kinnock family provides part of the answer – getting rich on our taxes working for the EU. The family tree seems to be like this: Failed Labour windbag, Neil Kinnock, was made an EU Commissioner by Tory Prime Minster, John Major. After a few useless years in Brussels, he was made a Tony crony peer by Mr Blair, given a ₤270,000 retirement pay –off and will soon collect a ₤63,900 index-linked pension for life. Mrs Kinnock, the anti poverty campaigner, Lady Glenys, is also a euro MEP and collects ₤57,000 a year in pay and around ₤100,000 in perks. Son, Stephen, is the director of the British Council in St Petersburg and is married to another Euro MEP, Helle, who collects the same as her mother-in-law plus ₤40,000 as leader of the Danish Social Democrat group in Brussels. And now another Kinnock family member has stuck her snout in the Brussels gravy train. Thirty three year old, Rachael Kinnock, has become an executive assistant and researcher to that well known Euro MEP…her mother. Thank god for socialism.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Climbing Aboard the Kinnock Family Gravy Train
I'll admit it. I've always disliked Glenys Kinnock. I well remember the day she came into Politico's and took great exception to a candle of her husband we had on sale. Sour faced isn't nearly a bad enough word to describe the look on her face. Her husband, on the other hand, was always good for a laugh. OK, you wouldn't want him as Prime Minister, but you wouldn't mind having a pint with him down the Dog & Duck. For a rather more vitriolic take on La Familie Kinnock, see this from NewLabourUnplugged...