The new European Parliament visitors centre opened last Friday. The 65,000 square feet, three storey building, called 'Parliamentarium' should have opened three years ago and the delays, according to Klaus Welle, the Parliament's secretary general, were caused by a shortage of "qualified staff" to run the centre.
Marta Andreasen, a UKIP deputy, claims MEPs were 'misled since the beginning of the project' and insists the cost has risen from €15.3m to €23.5m (32%) rather than the 21% Klaus Welle continually states.
The Mail's M E Synon has participated in the Grand Tour and she notes one particular aspect which should concern us all. The centre is designed for school children who can participate in 'multi-modal role play' - in other words brainwashing.
It may be a good idea for Scots not to waste their time and money visiting this latest taxpayer-funded propaganda centre:
Brace yourself, Edinburgh.
For a start, the city is called 'Edinburgh in the United Kingdom' which will be a bit startling for any Scots visitors. Then the voice -- choose any one of 23 languages -- tells you that Edinburgh 'is where JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter books. Harry Potter is one of Europe's best known and well-loved stories. The stories belong to all of us.'Read her whole article and weep.