Nigel Farage reprimanded for criticising new EU president & foreign minister





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Published on Nov 25, 2009

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► European Parliament, Strasbourg, France, 25.11.2009 -

► Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP Head of Delegation, Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament criticises Baroness Ashton, the newly selected EU foreign/security minister and vice-president of the Commission. This follows with a reprimand by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek (EPP, Poland) for the "tone" Mr Farage used in criticising "important EU officials".

"Mr Farage, I'd like to ask you to put your tone down. Certain expressions are not acceptable to everybody"
- Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, 25.11.2009.

Also intervening: Edit Herczog Hungarian MEP (European Socialists), who spoke about how good it is to watch monkeys' behinds when they climb trees.

► Debate: Council and Commission statement - Preparation of the European Council on 10 & 11 December 2009
► Video Credits: European Parliament Audio Visual
- Music: Kingmaker by Abbey Road; The Variag by the Red Army Choir

EU Member States:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom


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