Fainting in Coyles An occasional letter from the
Heart of Euroville
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Somebody is in trouble in the European Parliament - and this time they're French
And I quote (Ok I translate badly from the original French) from a discussion note in the Bureau of the Parliament (It's governing body)on the 27th Feb.
"The Bureau, held in camera after an intervention by the President (Pat Cox)
- Calls on the secretary general to work out the exact debt of the parliamentarian.
- Calls on the Secretary General to find out how the member plans to pay it back
- Calls on the Parliament's legal service to produce some work on the modalities of allowing the European Parliament to carry through civil procedings in the French courts".
Well there are 87 French MEPs, and as I was told by a French functionary, "Two French members are cleaner than clean, three are too stupid to work out how to do it, so that narrows the field to 82 suspects".
So that makes it clear as mud. What I guess will happen is what always happens over here, somebody will be charged, no newspaper - particularly no French newspaper will cover it and that will be the end of that.