What job will Farage seek if Britain votes Leave?
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What job will Farage seek if Britain votes Leave?
Farage is currently a MEP and thus will lose his lofty lifestyle as a MEP shall Britain vote Leave. What next job will he try to secure? Prime Ministership? UKIP will either skyrocket in popularity if Britain leaves or lose the raison d'etre.

Quote:The standard monthly payment for all MEPs is 7,957 euros (£6,537). It is roughly on a par with a British MP's salary, but when the pound is weak, MEPs earn more than MPs.

MEPs also get a flat-rate monthly allowance of 4,299 euros to cover office expenses, such as office rent, phone bills and computer equipment.

In addition, MEPs can claim for travel related to their official duties in Brussels and Strasbourg. In the past they could claim for an expensive flexible economy class flight even if they flew low-fare. But under the new rules they have to submit their ticket (which can be business class on air, or first class on rail) and will be reimbursed for what they paid.

A separate annual travel allowance - 4,243 euros maximum - covers official trips to other destinations. And they can claim for up to 24 return journeys in their home country.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11725041

The high salary of a MEP is the reason why bureaucrats who work in the EU government are essentially bribed officials. Legalized bribery, they say.
2016 Jun 06 12:34
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RE: What job will Farage seek if Britain votes Leave?
UKIP will not loose its raison d'etre with Brexit, as Brexit does not mean the implementation of UKIP's program, rather, Brexit was the first necessary step needed to be taken in order for there to be any possibility of implementing UKIP's political program and proposals.

But as the weeks, months and even years begin to pass, we will begin to see that not much will have changed within Britain because of Brexit, immigration will continue to come in at the same rate, EU laws will continue to be in effect, even though there is no longer a legal obligation not to scrap them, everything within Britain will pretty much remain the same as if Britain were still a formal member of the EU. Laws will be made by the governing conservatives, who will emulate those laws and rules being made and applied within the EU, even despite the fact that they are no longer obliged to do so.

Britain may have recovered its powers and ability to govern itself, but this does not mean that its leaders will rule Britain any differently to the way they were ruling her under the EU, Brexit and its full consequences —as envisioned by most people— will only come into full effect once UKIP becomes the ruling party in Britain, so UKIP has still much work to do towards achieving that goal.

Having said this, one of the down sides to UKIP as a party now that Britain is outside of the EU, is that they will now loose all of the funding they once received from the EU for being Britain's largest European Parliament party.

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2016 Jun 30 00:00
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RE: What job will Farage seek if Britain votes Leave?
This just in, Farage resigns as UKIP leader but to continue on as MEP. What a paradox.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/...ukip-live/

Grillo is making Farage look like an opportunist.

“We are one of the founding members of the union and [our party] would never have stood for European elections if we didn't believe in it.”
http://www.thelocal.it/20160624/where-do...aves-italy
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RE: What job will Farage seek if Britain votes Leave?
Seems like death threats might have also played some part on his resignation.

Quote:Death threats after the Brexit vote and strain on his marriage forced Nigel Farage to quit as Ukip leader


Mr Farage is said to have given a statement to police after recent threats
A source said: 'He has been very concerned about the death threats. They have really got to him'
MEP admitted that his political career came at a significant 'cost' to family



Nigel Farage quit after going to police as death threats increased after the Brexit vote, it was revealed today.
The Ukip leader has given a statement to detectives in recent days after a flurry of threats to kill him as Britain voted to leave the EU.
Mr Farage quit yesterday saying he had achieved his political ambition to get 'my country back' so wanted his life back.
But tellingly he also admitted his political career had come at a significant 'cost' to him, his wife Kirsten and his children.
And it has emerged that Mr Farage is said to have been left disturbed and worried after a surge in death threats, forcing him to go to the police.
One source told the Daily Express: 'He has been very concerned about the death threats. They have really got to him'.
Recent threats online said: 'Someone needs to assassinate Nigel Farage with immediate effect' and 'I will pay for someone to shoot Nigel Farage.' Although there is likely to have been more concrete threats that sent him to the police.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...eader.html

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