Mark Reckons has done an excellent bit of work looking at the likelihood of UK MPs milking their expenses correlating that with how safe their seats are. Meanwhile New Europe has raised the question of if and when the scrutiny of expenses is going to come to the European Parliament. Put those two thoughts together, and throw in the fact that the UK’s election system for MEPs increases the likelihood of candidates just making the party happy… Giles Chichester and Den Dover have already been hit. 390 of 646MPs had to pay back after Legg’s enquiry in Westminster, so are Chichester and Dover the only ones from the UK’s major parties in the EP? I suspect not.
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@jonworth @KeesEurotravel @GeorgesGilkinet Hey @SNCF, @thalys_en and @Eurostar: just stop this nonsense and offer us regular services running on a reliable "Taktfahrplan" basis combined with a flexible ticketing system. It works in Germany, it works in Switzerland, so why not in France and Benelux???
@dominicjoyner @mat8iou @jonworth @BastonBorders Talking of which, just came across photo from La Voix du Nord of when Halluin / Menen border closed. It was illegal for Belgian tobacconists to sell tobacco through the fence!
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Illegal and systematic non-Schengen compliant border controls at Frankfurt (Oder), 31 August 2022 – every train controlled, every train Poland-Berlin delayed
#BTW21Diagramm Possible Coalitions after the 26th September 2021 Bundestag Election / Mögliche Koalitionen nach der Bundestagswahl am 26. September 2021