Feckless European Parliament officials have decided to hold a committee meeting in New York on Tuesday – at the taxpayer’s expense. 

UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom today slammed the decision, made on behalf of the European Parliament’s Equality Committee.

“Imagine my shock when I received an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee co-ordinators taking place tomorrow in New York,” said the MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. 

“We will be seeing a meeting of the EU’s finest equality drones – yes, Harriet Harman is going to be there too – discuss two issues that could easily be handled next week in Brussels.

 “I can hardly believe that in these straightened times that this can be seen to anything other than a vast waste of money.”