It's not normal that Europeans go looking for serious debate and see MEP's cucumber

Image courtesy of European Parliament

From our bent bananas to nutritious and safe Spanish cucumbers we love our fruit and vegetables here in the Brussels bubble. So much so it seems that our elected representatives are intent on waving them at us in the European Parliament, as Francisco Sosa Wagner MEP (non-aligned, Spain) showed yesterday. Well, it makes for a good photo doesn’t it.

But what’s the best thing to be waved in a debate in the European Parliament? Here’s some of the other things we remember being brandished by our elected representatives over the years:

  • A bunch of carrots
  • A tin of tomato puree
  • Scoobie strings
  • Safety helmets
  • A pornographic magazine
  • A box of pizza
  • A birthday cake

It’s not quite a top ten list as yet. Perhaps you have favorites to add? 



July 08, 2011 | 3:36 PM

Recently in food related debates in the EP, Commissioner Dalli has reportedly had both a pizza box, and a birthday cake to represent the 15th birthday of Dolly the sheep waved in his general direction. The old adage still stands: there's no such thing as a free lunch...

July 08, 2011 | 3:39 PM

Thanks ed, duly updated the list in the main post.

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