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    Default Shocked, Shocked I tell you EU edition

    Juncker lavishes 24,000 of taxpayer cash on an 'air taxi' | Daily Mail Online


    Junket Juncker lavishes 24,000 of taxpayer cash on an 'air taxi' for Rome jaunt and Eurocrats have fought for years to keep that - and 425,000 of his friends' travel costs - secret from you
    Jean-Claude Juncker spent nearly 24,000 on private jet for one-night to Rome
    The claims for two months of last year were 450,000 on 261 official trips
    Campaigners have fought for two years for access to expenses of unelected commissioners, but EU has only released two months' worth
    A large chunk of money was spent on chartered private plane trips
    World class spending!
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    Actually - I don't see this as a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    Actually - I don't see this as a big deal.
    Isn't it still taxpayers' money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    Actually - I don't see this as a big deal.
    Drop in the ocean in the scheme of things, but that doesn't make it not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Isn't it still taxpayers' money?
    Yes it is, these things happen, necessity. No big deal.

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    Non-news, not shocked at all, seen enough stories of UK (and other countries) MP's using taxpayers money for exactly the same thing although I must admit some of them are quite frugal but it doesn't always work:

    Geoffrey Cox: Tory MP has expenses claim for 49p pint of milk rejected by Commons | The Independent

    Philip Hammond paid back 1.65 for milk and water claim | Daily Mail Online

    MPs are claiming Amazon Prime subscriptions on expenses - Mirror Online
    Pants are no good unless they stick to the wall after you've taken them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    In that case you should wreck the UK economy to teach then a lesson.
    Where there's muck there's brass.

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    The spend on short distance air travel was reported last year. EU Force One: Juncker commutes to Strasbourg by private jet - Telegraph
    You won. Get over it.

    --drunk on abuse of power--

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    You forgot to be shocked by this one:
    http://www.express.co.uk/travel/arti...visa-travel-EU
    Strong and Stable Moderation

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    Do this already when I go to the US. No big deal, takes a few mins.

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