Disgraced UKIP member and MEP Godfrey Bloom has been censured for a speech claiming that it would “be right” for European Commissioners to be executed. Addressing the European Parliament on 21 November last year, Bloom ranted:
“You are going to find that Eurosceptics are coming back [after elections] in June in ever greater numbers. And I can tell you worse: as the people get your number, it will not be long before they storm this Chamber and they hang you, and they will be right.”
Condeming Bloom for “publicly supporting the commitment of a crime such as murder”, parliament president Martin Schulz soon discovered that Godders doesn’t do sorry:
“I don’t take back a single word of my one minute speech and this official EU response just demonstrates how full of their own self-importance they really are. I shall carry on saying what I believe and will face the consequences.
At least he was sober at the time.