“You have to understand: you are the enemy.” Those were the words I heard uttered by a researcher in the European parliament to civil servants from the EU’s member states a couple of years ago. What – with aghast looks on their faces – did the researcher mean, the civil servants asked him? The answer was that the European parliament is united not by political will, but by its fights with the other EU institutions – the council and the commission – and this helps it overcome conflict internally. The enemy is always down the road, not in the parliament itself.”
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More from the "one rule for you, another rule for us" folks https://twitter.com/estwebber/status/1267459499155169285
Over in the procedure committee, Christopher Chope arguing 2m distance is only "guidance" and MPs should be allowed to follow different rules
@jonworth I do see your point and struggle in the same way. But I also think it’s an important context that what happened in the video you shared led to the demonstration being terminated by police and the hosts apologising for what went wrong.