Exclusive: former Ukip leader will lose £35,500 in total – the amount he paid assistant who is believed to have not been working on EU matters

Nigel Farage is being docked half his monthly MEP salary after a European parliament investigation alleged he had misspent public funds intended for staffing his office.

The former Ukip leader, who recently bemoaned being “53, separated and skint”, will lose €40,000 (£35,500) in total, the Guardian has learned, after European parliament auditors concluded he had misspent that amount of EU funds.

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Nigel Farage has MEP salary docked to recoup misspent EU funds

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