Patrick O’Flynn MEP responds to government 'SPADS' bill passing £8m


patch.jpgUKIP’s Economic Spokesman Patrick O’Flynn has said it is “very disappointing” that the cost of government Special Advisers has gone up by 17% in a year to £8.4 million.

Six advisers are being paid £100,000 or more, with the list topped by David Cameron's chief of staff Ed Llewellyn and his director of communications Craig Oliver, who each received £140,000.

Patrick O’Flynn MEP said: “These figures are very disappointing when you consider that the government has at the same time failed get a handle on Britain’s spiralling debt and fiscal deficit.

“They have instead continued to increase spending on things which are not a priority for the British people as in this case. British taxpayers will rightfully not be impressed.

“What we really need are more real doctors and less government spin-doctors.”​

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