Responding to news that the EU has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Martin Callanan, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament, said:
“The Nobel committee is a little late for an April fools joke.
“20 years ago this prize would have been sycophantic but maybe more justified. Today it is downright out of touch.
“Presumably this prize is for the peace and harmony on the streets of Athens and Madrid.
“The EU’s policies have exacerbated the fallout of the financial crisis and led to social unrest that we haven’t seen for a generation.
“The Nobel Peace Prize was devalued when it was given to newly-elected Barack Obama. By giving the prize to the EU the Nobel committee has undermined the excellent work of the other deserving winners of this prize.”
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