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'The only thing hurt is French pride' - Ashley Fox on the EP's vote to cull Strasbourg travelling circus

Friday, 18 March 2011

South West MEP Ashley Fox, whose amendment to reduce the number of plenary sessions held in Strasbourg was recently adopted by a large majority, had a chat with the EUobserver in Brussels about his efforts to put an end to the Parliament's monthly commute to Strasbourg.

The amendment brought about an angry response by France's EU Affairs minister who threatened to take the Parliament to court, but Mr Fox said the only thing hurt as a result of this 'symbolic' vote was French pride.


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