European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, 25.11.2009
Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP Head of Delegation, Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament criticises Baroness Ashton, the newly selected EU foreign/security minister and vice-president of the Commission. This follows with a reprimand by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek (EPP, Poland) for the “tone” Mr Farage used in criticising “important EU officials”.
Also intervening: Edit Herczog Hungarian MEP (European Socialists), who spoke about how good it is to watch monkeys’ behinds when they climb trees.
Debate: Council and Commission statement – Preparation of the European Council on 10 & 11 December 2009