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Monday, January 14, 2013

European Parliament costs £1.8 million for each politician compared to £590,000 for every member of the Commons.

MEPs in Brussels cost three times more than MPs in Westminster, shocking new figures reveal.

The annual bill for a member of the European Parliament is almost £1.8million, compared to £590,000 for politicians in the House of Commons.

Critics condemned the ‘eye watering’ sum, and blamed the insistence of the European Parliament on having three different homes. Eurocrats said it was like ‘like comparing apples and oranges’.