They don\’t want you to know

This is a nice example of troughing:

Dozens of MEPs, including Britons, are taking legal action to try to block reforms of their second pensions which are intended to cut the controversial scheme\’s cost to Europe\’s taxpayers.

Not so much that they are attempting to defend their legal rights (which is the actual situation). But that they\’re not willing to say who they are.

In fact:

The identities of all MEPs receiving the pension has officially remained secret, despite repeated rulings by the European Ombudsman.

If something is all clean and legal then refusing to let the taxpayer know what they\’re paying for rather raises suspicion, doesn\’t it?

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