The lighter side of Parliament

Aside from the serious work that goes on, most parliaments also have their amusing and quirky side. Perusing the bookshop at Westminster, you find plenty of books with anecdotes and tales of the lighter side of politics and some of the more colourful characters who have inhabited the building.

The European Parliament too has its share of yarns and amusing incidents, perhaps embellished by the linguistic misunderstandings that can arise in an institution working in some 23 different languages. I’ve collected some of these on a new Fun page on my website.

Enjoy — and I’d be delighted to add to my collection, if anyone would like to share anecdotes with me!

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