Tuesday, December 15

And it continues.............

The European Unions anti-fraud unit has been investigating claims of expenses fiddling by Mike Nattrass. There are claims he paid Dennis Brooks, one of his former aides, through public funds while he was working as a regional organiser for the party, which isn't allowed under EU rules. The Sunday Times also reported that Mr Nattras broke the rules on paying agents for his assistants' salaries. INTERVIEW: MIKE NATTRASS MEP - I did use EU funds to pay Dennis Brooks, it wasn't breaking any rules. I've had a problem with this person - he has taken me to an industrial tribunal and lost, taken me to the Inland Revenue and lost. Then he took an appeal to the Commissioners and lost again. Anybody can start an OLAF investigation against an MEP.
BBC 1 West Midlands, The Politics Show, 06/12/2009, 12:46:56, 00:04:00

It looks from this as though he was breaking the rules and paying Brookes to be a UKIP regional organiser out of his parliamentary assistance allowance.

Besides, only OLAF can start an OLAF investigation into an MEP - that would seem to be fairly logical common sense


UKIPwatcher

7 comments:

Bob Feal-martinez said...

Oh dear UKIP watch or should we say Labour watching UKIP you've been rumbled. We will now be searching for further proof of misappropriation of EU funds to engage in a smear campaign against UKIP. You have been tracked to Brussels and we know who is behind the site.

You've not been very clever have you.

Generalissimo Election said...

Manglish alert!

You missed a question mark off your last sentece Mr BobFM.

Anonymous said...

UKIP watch is an anti-UKIP propaganda website set up by New Labour and the EU commision.

A perfect example of how dishonest Labour are, but is expected from Brussels.

Generalissimo Election said...

So please tell the world how you managed to discover this conspiracy Anonymous. Or is it merely the product of a fertile, if slightly demented imagination?

Bob Feal-martinez said...

General, I think 'Glass Houses' and 'Stones', spring to mind.

Bob Feal-martinez said...

General, I think 'Glass Houses' and 'Stones', spring to mind.

Anonymous said...

At least your not defending UKIP fraud I suppose.
Also, while its at least possible I guess your video doesn't in any way show EU Commission involvement.
Further to that, nothing on this blog I have seen is verifiably false while UKIP have made plenty of claims that have turned out to be rubbish.