"The EU intends to persuade Britons to vote to stay in with this sort of wasteful spending? Good lux with that." - UKIP MEP Louise Bourse
UKIP Press Release
• Today the European Parliament announced the winner of the LUX film prize. Entrants for this prize "must illustrate the diversity of European traditions, shed light on the process of European integration and provide insights into the building of Europe". This award will cost the taxpayer approximately €448,000 (£300,000) to run.
Louise Bours, UKIP MEP for the North West and member of the European Parliament Culture Committee commented,
"I'm delighted to see that the European Parliament is finally embracing democracy, at least on this vote there were three options compared to the election of Jean-Claude Juncker where he was the sole choice.
"For this award to cost over £300,000 is absurd. When we have local councils being forced to cut every penny possible, the EU sees 'shedding light on the process of European integration' as a high financial priority.
"The EU intends to persuade Britons to vote to stay in with this sort of wasteful spending? Good lux with that."