A British MEP at the centre of controversy over a company he tried to keep secret from EU officials could be in breach of Code of Conduct rules, Scrapbook has been told. UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom has been sitting on one of the European Union’s top finance committees without revealing he owns a financial advice firm.
The controversial MEP appears to have returned his declaration of financial interests (view) without bothering to fill it in at all. This document includes a section which obligates members to detail shareholdings in companies:
But as we revealed yesterday, however, Bloom has a majority shareholding in TBO Investments:
With Scrapbook’s scoop doing the rounds in Strasbourg yesterday, we may well see a complaint filed within the next 24 hours.