One-minute speeches: Sir Graham and the 'unrecognised' laxative qualities of prunes!
Friday, 16 December 2011
Late on Monday night during the allotted period for One-minute speeches, Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson raised the unusual issue of prunes and their laxative qualities in the Strasbourg chamber of the European Parliament. Sir Graham's comments have arisen from the (remarkable) refusal of the European Food Safety Agency to recognise the high fibre quality of fruits such as berries, pomegranates and the prune... Urm, quite. (The reaction of Commissioner Viviane Reding is priceless, and surely this alone makes it worth watching!)
Hailing from the truly beautiful South West region of the UK, Andrew now works in Brussels and is a UK passport holder, European citizen, and a twice employee at the European Parliament.
While the EU in its current form is far from perfect, he is nonetheless firmly of the belief that the UK's prosperity and place in the world is best served as a member state and not as an isolated bystander.
Since October 2009, this blog seeks to document the work that our region's MEPs do for us in Brussels. As such, predictably, it rarely features UKIP.