Monday, 30 June 2008

Snouts in the Euro-trough

When there's a trough, there'll be snouts in it up to their nostrils. Where there's a gravy train, there'll be politicians riding it. Watch this expose of European parliamentarians caught red-handed by a German TV crew as they show up early Friday morning to sign the attendance register, suitcases in tow, before heading home for a long weekend. Serious disgruntlement starts about 2:30 in. [Hat tip Samizdata.]


Blogger MikeE said...

I love how she threatens legal action, then does this video response.

First line in the response refers to how she thinks transparency is important.

Yet comments are disabled.

Remind you of any NZ bloggers?

30 Jun 2008, 16:27:00  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...


30 Jun 2008, 20:40:00  
Blogger Luke H said...

Well heck, at least when they are on holiday they can't pass more legislation!

"On coming to power I'd tell them all that whoever wanted to could take a year's paid holiday. This would be worth it, since it would stop the bureaucrats whimpering about their jobs while giving them time to get a real one, and everyone and their uncle would immediately see which, if any, bureaucrats were worth keeping when they all returned (if any did) after their year off."

30 Jun 2008, 23:15:00  

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