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Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Nigel Farage, fined, Europe's 7th most dangerous man?
How much does it cost to tell the one of the EU's top officials he has "the charisma of a damp rag?" About RM 12,000, as a European member of Parliament has discovered.
In 2010, Nigel Farage, an anti-European Union member of the EU Parliament, rose following a speech by Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council. As Van Rompuy listened, Farage, a Briton, added that the former Belgian prime minister came from "pretty much a non-country."
The Parliament docked Farage €2,980 — 10 days' expenses. Farage appealed to the European Court of Justice. It ruled this month that he filed his appeal too late and would also have to pay Parliament's legal expenses.
According to this post from Mish (Mike Shedlock), Der Spiegel (an influential German magazine) voted Farage the 7th most dangerous man of Europe. And what is the party creed of this "dangerous" man?
That does not sound that bad to me, actually, the Malaysian government might want to check if they can learn something from it.