Mr Hermann Kelly ejected from EU Parliament
MEPs were scandalised in Brussels by the news that they faced fines if they did not attend Barroso's "State of the Union" speech. Farage summed it all up when he asked "Will they have a guard with a Luger to shoot the first one who stops clapping?"
Farage was, however, being somewhat disingenuous. As the co-President of the EFD group in the European Parliament, he must surely be aware that his group, represented by Francesco Speroni of Lega Nord, at the Conference of Presidents meeting in Brussels on September 2nd, agreed in principle to the imposition of sanctions on MEPs who failed to attend Barroso's address, and to refer the matter to the Parliament's bureau to decide on the nature of said sanctions.
As well as criticising sanctions that his own group had helped to instigate, Farage's delegation then appeared to be trying to distort the attendance record of its own MEPs. David Bannerman MEP had failed to turn up for the address, but his seat in the hemicycle had been filled by a member of his staff. Hermann Kelly, EFD press officer, was subsequently ejected from Bannerman's seat by security staff, following objections by MEPs.
We would hope that the MEPs knew that the sanctions were abandoned, and that this was not an attempt to claim allowances on behalf of the absent Bannerman.
For more on Kelly: LINK
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