Claire’s final speech – explanation of vote on the Gender Pay Gap

In her final speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, 30th January, Claire explained her decision to abstain on the motion relating to the gender pay gap. She said that it was in protest of the pay gaps that are rarely discussed such as the pay gap between the wealthy eurocrats and the underpaid and unrecognised heroes in the staff that run the daily functioning of the European Parliament, who she thanks for their work during her brief period as an MEP.