Criticism of Roger Knapman's hypocracy following the Polish plasterer fiasco has refused to subside, most recently with this pertinent response by Richard Corbett MEP in the Sunday Times (14 May 2006):
SPIT AND POLISH: It is prescient that the revelations of UKIP leader Roger Knapman using Polish workers to renovate his house (News, last week) should come in the week of Europe day (May 9). Even the most ardent Eurosceptic can find benefits of being in the European Union. In recent weeks the EU has planned to bring down the cost of mobile phones (lowering roaming costs), cut deaths on Europe's roads (the eCall system), made sunbathing safer (ensuring suncreams are clearly labelled), and is working towards a better future for football on the continent (Independent European Football Review). -Richard Corbett MEP, Leeds.