In an exclusive preview of the new documentary series called, 'The Windbag Kinnock Tapes', Neil Kinnock talks about British Pensioners on Bournemouth beach.
Neil Kinnock, in his own words: "…the kind of support that people who are left in this condition are suffering. No Government in British history has done more. No Government or political party is committed to doing more."
So it was that during the Labour Party Conference in 2007 in Bournemouth, over a hundred pensioners paraded past the Labour Conference venue with placards and coffins etc, and then descended on Bournemouth beach chanting "Gordon Brown let us down." They were angry about sweeping pension cuts made by the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown.
Once on the beach, a group of them strip off down to 'nude body' suits. Then when Neil Kinnock turns up things got nasty.
Open Europe's calculations of the pensions due to the Kinnocks for their work in the EU will be a combined annual pension of around £183,000, from five separate pensions.
Lady Kinnock can expect £67,835 a year from two pensions as an MEP: one a £19,370 basic pension and the other £48,465 from the European Parliament's Additional Voluntary Pension Scheme which sees the taxpayer paying £2 for every £1 put into the pot by MEPs. Lady Kinnock's new ministerial pay package will be used to top up contributions to the basic MEP pension, as well as already claiming a teachers' pension.
Mr Kinnock receives one pension as a former MP of 25 years' service, thought to amount to £32,000 a year and a second pension for his EU job in Brussels, worth more than £80,000.
Tom McPhail, head of pensions research at financial consultants Hargreaves Lansdown, calculated that Lady Kinnock's two MEP pensions and Lord Kinnock's Commission pension would alone cost an ordinary taxpayer £4.4million to buy in cash.
Whether 'socialist' Kinnocks will 'dip' into their own pensions to help out the 'nude body' suited pensioners on Bournemouth beach, with "…the kind of support that people who are left in this condition are suffering" as Windbag Kinnock lectured, remains to be EVER seen.