UKIP MEP Jill Seymour said in response to suggestion of a European Parliament intergroup on Integrity:
"Voters will laugh to hear the European Commission wants to investigate every institution but itself."
"Given that the EU is a byword for corruption and waste, it is risible that the European Commission is refusing to initiate an independent investigation into its own affairs. Before criticising others, the Commission should clear up its own back yard, given its huge budget and lack of transparency.
"If self-criticism is the beginning of improvement, by refusing to face up to its own short-comings the Commission gives Member States and Eurosceptic voters an open goal when it comes to a financial audit game."