The thing is, this pay rise for me and thousands of Eurocrats (including of course the Judges who made the decisison) blows a gaping hole in the famous EU budget decision.
You see this pay rise is not included in the 2.9% so painstakingly agreed by the Council. Mr Cameron's rather battered piece of paper has just been torn to shreds.
It is now EU law thanks to the costumed chaps in Luxembourg that I get my pay rise.
Better still, the internal trade unions are getting very excited about how they are abatting les EU proles, they are now demanding that it is back dated.... and that I get the interest on the money,
Le SFIE maintient ce recours en rappelant qu'il a, en outre, demandé l'application complète de l'adaptation des salaires (3,7 %) ainsi que les intérêts de retard.
As the Eye might say... Trebles all round.