The European parliament has got no real power. Elected members of the European parliament can not make their own laws. The real power resides with unelected bureaucrats who are known as the European Commission and they can not be removed.

The European parliament is based in Brussels but is obliged to move all of its documents four hundred miles away to Strasburg for four days each month at a cost to the tax payer of three hundred million Euros each year.

The accounts of the European parliament have not been given a clean bill of health by the auditors at any time for the past twenty years.