Press Release • Today (25/10/2016) the European Parliament, Conservative and Labour MEPs included, voted to hire 35 armed EU officials. These individuals will work exclusively for the European Parliament unlike the current security arrangements which are provided by external contractors or the Belgian/French state.
UKIP MEP Julia Reid commented: “We have always warned about the prospects of an EU army but now Schulz seems to have taken our predictions very seriously by hiring his own firing squad.”
“A suspected terrorist in the Brussels bombings worked as a cleaner in the Parliament in 2009, it was lucky he was only armed with a mop then. Let’s leave the armed security to those who know what they are doing.”