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

  2. [...] Political Scrapbook A UKIP MEP has admitted being “drugged up” on a cocktail of alcohol and prescription [...]

  3. Curmudgeon says:

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

  4. Al says:

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

  5. Johnny says:

    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.

  6. Matt says:

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

  7. [...] on something less than eight pints, and – as he admitted to the website Political Scrapbook – a little bit high on prescription drugs to alleviate the pain from a riding injury. Didn't go well. He rambled on about women's rugby clubs [...]

  8. [...] may have already seen this on the Political Scrapbook blog.  It’s so good, I am repeating it for for all my European readers who may not [...]

  9. [...] tits”5:10pm Wed February 8thShareTweetAdd a commentFollowing on from Scrapbook’s earlier story on Godfrey Bloom, the UKIP MEP who addressed the European Parliament after consuming a combination [...]

  10. [...] Addressing the European parliament while, by his own admission, “drugged up” on a mixture of prescription pills and alcohol. [...]

  11. [...] thirsty Bloom, who Scrapbook previously exposed for addressing the parliament having consumed an apparently incapacitating cocktail of drink and [...]

  12. Iany says:

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

  13. johnkjj says:

    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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