UKIP MEPs repay £37,000 after breaking expenses rules

The Guardian reports:

MEPs from the United Kingdom Independence party, whose organisation has railed against the European Union’s “gravy train”, have been found to have misused taxpayer-funded allowances following a crackdown by Europe’s anti-fraud watchdog.

Two of the party’s senior members have repaid more than £37,000 meant for office staff after diverting it to party workers based in the UK. One MEP told the Guardian that he was asked to divert the funds by a senior adviser to the party.

UPDATE: This was but one incident in a long saga of financial rule-breaking by Ukip.


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