An email just received from the European Parliament...
I've come down to the Coffee Shop / Bar in the EuroParl to use the Wireless internet because the office is too full of people. It's 12:48pm. About 10 metres from me is a group of UKIP MEPs that are already pissed out of their faces necking Beer. What really pisses me off about these guys is that they come to the Parliament pretending to actually stand up for the UK and just spend their time getting pissed all day and living it up on expenses. None of these guys will do a f**king thing today apart from drink and fire off a couple of sarcastic press releases. The Chamber is about 50 metres from here and is currently hosting the International Trade Committee. Guess what, a quick glance through the window reveals it is (with the exception of Syed Kamall) packed out with complete Europhiles that are busy legislating while UKIP get aled. I agree with their objective but they have a funny way of going about doing anything about it. Pathetic w***ers.
The three UKIP MEPs were Roger Knapman, Tom Wise and Mike Nattrass.
UPDATE: It seems that this blog is more widely read in Brussels than I had imagined and that UKIP have gone apoplectic. I have been bombarded by emails saying it's all rubbish etc etc and that my informant has been identified and is about to offer an apology. Not true. I've just asked the question.
UPDATE: From being a rather flippant diary story type article this is getting a little silly now. In the interests of fairness, Mike Nattrass MEP has emailed this...I arrived here in Brussels this morning in order to clear a massive amount of paperwork, I am not attending any committee at all. I went to the canteen at lunchtime and met Roger Knapman (who was ready to go home with luggage) and Tom who had attended a morning committee. We each had one sandwich with one small beer and it took about 20 minutes while we discussed issues.(I have had no other alcohol for at least 24 hours) I worked in my office until I was told of this which would be 2pm English Time. What is this about? How anyone can make a story out of that beats me and how much of what is put on email is worth reading? This reveals far more about this blog than it does about UKIP. Exactly who is this person from the Tory school of charm who wrote this Email?
My informant responds that he was with others who can confirm they had 'more than one'. He also asks: 'why is Roger Knapman going home on a Wednesday durng Committee week? Oh yes, because he isn't a full member of any Committee and is a Substitute on a Sub-Committee!'
Even I'm getting a bit bored with this now.