MEPs in dust-up over Euro

22-May-2013 @ 12:0

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Anthea McIntyre Anthea McIntyre

Anthea McIntyre Anthea McIntyre

In an unprovoked attack today, German MEP Elmar Brok criticised Yorkshire and The Humber Conservative MEP Timothy Kirkhope over his continued opposition to the Euro currency.
During a debate on European monetary union, Mr Brok accused Mr Kirkhope of failing to understand the benefits of membership of the euro for all European countries - including the UK.
As one of the leading opponents of UK involvement in the euro and a staunch supporter of the pound, Mr Kirkhope was angry at the astonishing attack.
"I was surprised at Mr Brok's outburst," said Mr Kirkhope.
"He may be frustrated at the fact that Germany has been baling out other Member States who subscribe to the Euro currency, but he has no right to criticise me or the UK for its decision to remain outside of it.
"I will be asking Mr Brok for an apology and reminding him that I will continue to fight against any proposal to oblige the UK to lose its pound.
"These matters are for the British people to decide and I am sure they will always want to keep the pound."
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