EU Parliament puts on extra sarnies for MEPs to help ram through more legislation
The European Union is attempting to cram in as much legislation as possible before the next European election. As part of this goal, the European Parliament has announced that it will be shifting to a "meet and eat" policy for MEPs attending late meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg.
A notice has been sent to all MEP offices informing them that the EU Parliament's catering division will be supplying MEPs attending the large amount of meetings after schedule to run after 8 pm with "ready-to-eat fresh seasonal products, including a vegetarian choice", "bottled water on demand" and tea and coffee machines.
UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said:
"The EU has been so busy this term attempting to halt Brexit and creating legislation to destroy the independence of its member nations that it is now far behind schedule.
"The Parliament's solution to this 'problem' is to lengthen meetings into the late hours and lay on extra food and drink for MEPs.
"The EU is seeking to get as much new legislation on the books as possible, not only for its own sake but knowing the UK will be bound by it after Brexit according to the governments own Withdrawal Bill which will keep it in place until it is repealed. And who knows, Mrs May does not want to repeal it."