Saturday, 29 May 2010
UKIP/EFD MEPs and all those lovely EU freebies!
UKIP MEPs do not take part in taxpayer-funded jaunts, we are told. Well, that policy has obviously gone the way of all UKIP's promises, and we find now Marta Andreasen on a freebie to Greece as part of a "study trip".
10 MEPs from the EFD group took part (a certain number must attend in order to qualify for taxpayer funding). They were well looked after, as they were attended by no less than 16 staff! At least one MEP also took his wife along.
Given that the Greeks are having to slash public spending in order to tackle their deficit, this jolly excursion might be considered somewhat tasteless.
The assorted neo-nazis and racists were met by Georgios Karatzaferis, himself a former MEP with UKIP's old Ind Dem group. Karatzaferis is a holocaust denier, and refers to Jews as "God murderers" who have no right to exist. He believes that 9/11 was a "Jew conspiracy". He also stated that "One third of Greek Senators are homosexuals with Albanian stallions". Some questioned at the time that Karatzaferis was letting his own fantasies run away with him.
Incidentally, Godfrey Bloom received taxpayer funding for his trip to Copenhagen, where he tastelessly praised the killing of a photographer on board the Rainbow Warrior. See: LINK