Orwells Animal Farm On A Grand Scale
* Exposing the unelected mandarins of EUrabia for the fraudsters and parasites they are:
A very funny, and very damning gotcha on the rorting of European Union MPs. Serious message: the EU is too unaccountable, and democracy too weak in this diluted, distant form.
(Via the always interestingÂ Andrew Landeryou.)
It shows a bunch of MEPs showing up at their place of work at quarter to seven in the morning. Exemplary devotion to duty? Well, no. What they are actually doing, suitcases in hand, is signing the attendance register on a Friday morning before heading home for the weekend. Then they will be paid, most lavishly, for working that day… We bloggers often criticise the mainstream media but I take my hat off to Thomas Meier, the intrepid journalist here. He represents a tradition of – literally – foot-in-the-door reporting that the “colleagues” would like to put an end to if they could.
ButÂ Glenn Reynolds complains that these MEPS weren’t nailed to the very floor.