:: Friday, April 30, 2004 ::


Following on from Labour list-topper David Martins alleged financial wrongdoings in Brussels, the Tories were embarrased yesterday as well. Tory Euro MEP Struan Stevenson was caught 'clocking in' to the European Parliament and promptly catching a flight home. His defence seems to be "but everyone does it". Doubly embarrasing for them on the occassion of a visit to Scotland by Tory leader Michael Howard.

Austrian MEP Hans Peter Martin has recorded more than 7000 cases of this practice in Brussels. His reward? Expulsion from the "socialist" group for bringing the parliament into disrepute. Irony, on a base level, but irony nonetheless.

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