Pat the Cope rejects suggestions that MEP’s expenses are excessive

European MEPs in Strasbourg have today agreed to freeze their expenses for next year.

At the moment MEPs are entitled to a monthly allowance of 4-thousand-200-euro for their office and other working expenses.

They're also entitled to travel expenses provided they send in receipts.

And on top of that MEPs also get a daily allowance of three hundred and two euro which is supposed to cover their daily accommodation and living expenses.

This in addition to the 91,000 euro salary MEP's receive annually.

But Northwest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher rejected suggestions expenses were excessive and should be reduced.......

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