Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Polish MEPs defect to EFD Group in EU Parliament

Four Polish MEPs have resigned from the eurofederalist ECR group that the Tories sit in and joined the EFD group which UKIP formed.

The four MEPs resigned over the ECRs policies on gay marriage, climate change and limiting agricultural expenditure.  They will have more in common with the Lega Nord MEPs than UKIP as UKIP don't oppose gay marriage and think CAP is one of the biggest wastes of money in the EU.

The resignations widen the gap between the ECR group and the far-left European Greens and leaves the EFD group one member short of the sixth largest group, European United Left/Nordic Green Left.