You can tell that the EU's Brexit team is led by unelected bureaucrats. The very first headline negotiating line is not trade, immigration, justice, security or currency - but whether the cost of the obscene pensions paid to retired British eurocrats and MEPs will continue to be paid by the British taxpayer.
Not only does the EU stuff with gold the mouths of its working staff, but this largesse extends to retired loyal servants of the empire. Except of course its not te EU but the national taxpayers of the member nations who meet the bill.
The answer must be very simple - and it's NO. We must pay to Brussels the cost of a pension due to an MP with equivalent service in respect of MEPs, and the cost of civil service pensions for equivalent grades of British EU staff. That is only fair. Or a cash settlement equivalent to these costs. The Vienna Convention may possibly oblige the EU to continue payments on previously agreed terms.
The good news for all concerned is that because of the very low numbers of UK nationals historically employed by Brussels, only 1,730 Brits are affected. BHS, robbed by Euphile Philip Green, has some 13,000 pensioners facing a reduction in benefits.