The auditors' report into the theft, fraud and abuse of EU parliamentary allowances by MEPs is such hot stuff that, the Telegraph reports, only MEPs who are members of the budget committee are allowed to see it, and only if they
apply to enter a "secret room", protected by biometric locks and security guards. They may not take notes and must sign a confidentiality agreementAn EU official, however, denied the document was 'secret'
"The document is not secret. It is confidential," he said. "It can be read by Euro-MPs on the budget control committee, in the secret room but not generally. That is not the same as a secret document nobody can read."Ah. Kafka would have been proud of writing an excuse such as that. The report apparently proves that the bastards are so bent that
we cannot make this report available to the public if we want people to vote in the European elections next yearVoter turnout in the UK for the last European parliamentary elections was 39% - which means 24.4m of the UK's 40m electors boycotted the elections. Still, that was better than 1999 when only 24% of us voted.