UKIP MEP makes Euro Parliament speech on booze and drugs cocktail

A UKIP MEP has admitted being “drugged up” on a cocktail of alcohol and prescription painkillers while making a speech in the European Parliament. Godfrey Bloom (pictured above with party leader Nigel Farage) stumped colleagues in Strasbourg last week, interrupting a debate on sport with a bizarre question about a university rugby club.

Departing from his usually brisk and coherent delivery, Godfrey slurred his words as Tory MEP Emma McClarkin shook her head:

Bloom told Scrapbook that he was “drugged up” on “very heavy medication” after breaking his collarbone in a riding accident. But despite initial denials that he had been drinking, Bloom, who has previously had to be “carried out of the chamber” after drinking, eventually conceded that he had “probably had a couple of beers”.

Perhaps we should find Bloom’s “open letter to landlords” — in which the MEP brags at having drunk more than 17,000 pints in his lifetime — instructive:

“I take beer seriously …. I don’t go for ‘a pint’. I am a session man.”

We wish Godfrey a speedy recovery from his riding injury.


  1. Posted February 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Should win him a few more votes. Didn’t UKIP beat Labour in the last Euro-election?

  2. Posted February 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    17,000 pints? And he’s, what, about 60? Lightweight!

  3. Al
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Er sure Guido Fawkes, UKIP come out really well in this clip!!?

  4. Johnny
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    At 62, 17,000 pints works out at about one a day if you assume he started drinking at about 16. If he’s a session man he doesn’t even drink that much, probably why he’s in such a state here. Lightweight.

  5. Matt
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    With crap like this you should try your hand writing for the Daily Mirror. Sly would love you.

  6. Iany
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    UKIP are ignorant as pigshit and an embarrasment to this country.

  7. johnkjj
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Still more evidence that it would be sheer folly to make a.Ukip follower represent any thing that
    Purports to come from the U,K

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