Wednesday, October 27

Oi!

Kilroy-Silk was refused the floor by Josep Borrell, but he was not ordered to leave the hemicycle.

As MEPs discussed the controversy about the proposed appointment of Rocco Buttiglione as a European commissioner, Kilroy-Silk laughed and shouted, "Point of order. Oi! Point of order" while banging his desk.

As he yelled out Socialist group leader Martin Schulz, who was trying to speak during a debate on the new EU Commission, said sarcastically: "Perhaps Parliament's medical services could despatch some tranquillisers."

Sources: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3958273.stm
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=576756
The Sun, Thursday 28th Ocotber 2004

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