Sunday, 12 June 2011

Quoted in today's Sunday Mirror

EIGHT MEPs will enjoy a £51,000, three-day fishing trip to the Seychelles – paid for by the taxpayers.
Members of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee will see how EU cash for the sunny Indian Ocean Islands is spent.
Each delegate will get £130-a-day expenses as well as luxury accommodation.
None of the UK’s three MEPs on the committee is going and West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire slammed the trip as “flagrant waste of public money”.
She said “Most people can only dream of going to the Indian Ocean.  They should be ashamed.”
Committee vice-chairman Struan Stevenson said “It is necessary to go to see where the money is being spent.”