18 January 2010
Godfrey Bloom MEP Blunder: Speaking "on behalf of the financial services industry"
During the EU Commission confirmation meetings (shown on BBC's "The Record Europe" 18.01.10) Godfrey Bloom questioned EU Commissioner designate, Michel Barnier.
He opened his question by stating that he was speaking "on behalf of the financial services industry in London..."
Followed by an excellent response from the French Barnier "It surprised me to hear you say you're speaking for the financial sector, I thought you speak for your voters"
This was met by a round of applause from other MEP's and a very sheepish looking Godfrey Bloom!
I couldn't have put it better myself.