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Chris Davies MEP: Private Eye’s “Quote of the Year”

June 13th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized by

chrisdaviesmepWith great amusement I have just discovered that someone I know personally is featured in Private Eye’s Pseuds Corner. I’ll spare their blushes with a cloak of anonymity, but feel free to turn to this edition’s twenty seventh page and guess who it is.

Alas it is not Chris Davies MEP, who I don’t know personally yet featured on our blog earlier in the week. Nonetheless, he has also failed to avoid the mockery of Hyslop’s satirists, appearing boldly on the very first page.

So pleased are they with their discovery that they have awarded Chris with “Quote of the Year”; deprived of hindsight, in February he stated as follows, thus securing the unwanted prize…

“New rules being introduced from July will make the European parliament better than the Italian parliament but leave us a long way behind practices in the House of Commons”

Oh dear! He was commenting, of course, on expense-fiddling.

2 Responses to “Chris Davies MEP: Private Eye’s “Quote of the Year””

  1. Frank H Little Says:

    Judging by revelations about Conservative and UKIP MEPs, it may well be true that Brussels practices are behind Westminster – just not as far behind as Chris Davies thought.


  2. Mark Littlewood Says:

    Agree with Frank, am not sure Chris’s comments are in any way inaccurate!