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East Lancs Euro MP calls for end to two-base parliament
8:52am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
EAST LANCASHIRE Euro-MP Chris Davies has attacked the refusal to end the expensive ‘nonsense’ where the European Parliament shuttles between two bases in Brussels and Strasbourg.
He and his elected colleagues have voted to end the two site arrangement which will cost taxpayers more than £1 billion between 2014 and 2020.
But the French have vetoed the plan to drop Strasbourg which is in their country. Liberal Democrat Mr Davies said: “It’s a nonsense. The European Parliament has repeatedly voted to end it and concentrate the parliament in Brussels but the French veto it.
“It is very expensive and damaging to the environment. Our Prime Minister and other European leaders need to take the French on about this at the next European Treaty negotiations. It’s time to end it.”
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