British Euro MP fined for Nazi jibe
A British member of the European Parliament was stripped Monday of his 300-euro daily expenses allowance for one week as punishment for blurting out a Nazi slogan during a German colleague's speech.
European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek told the assembly that Godfrey Bloom would not be allowed to receive a per diem of the next seven days because of his "behaviour during the last session" and his refusal to apologise.
Bloom, member of the euro-phobic UK Independence Party, was kicked out of a parliamentary session last month when he interrupted Germany's Martin Schulz with a Nazi slogan in the middle of a debate about the European Union economy.
As Schulz was being asked to wrap up a statement during which he criticised Britain's resistance to reforms, Bloom uttered the Nazi motto "One People, One Empire, One Leader."
The British lawmaker refused to apologise and accused Schulz of being an "undemocratic fascist."
© 2010 AFP