In fact the European Parliament has never said it wanted the new Strasbourg building.
Some of us succeeded in getting the Court of Auditors to rule that the contract should never have been signed. Yet the silence of the member states on this issue is deafening.
The cost of this three-ring circus (Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg) is about pounds 125m per year. By meeting solely in Brussels, the new building there could soon be paid for by the savings made from the monthly trek to Strasbourg.
If the parliament can see this, why don't the member states? Sarah Helm gave the answer.
TERRY WYNN MEP
(Merseyside East & Wigan, Lab)
St Helens, MerseysideReuse content