North Yorkshire MEP Demands Apology After Euro Row
7:54pm 22nd May 2013
A Yorkshire MEP is demanding an apology from one of his German colleagues after a row over the Euro.
Conservative MEP Timothy Kirkhope is accusing German MEP Elmar Brok of attacking him over his continued opposition to the Euro.
During a debate on European monetary union, Mr Brok accused Mr Kirkhope of failing to understand the benefits of membership of the euro for all European countries, including the UK.
Timothy Kirkhope, who's opposed to British membership of the single currency said:
"I was surprised at Mr Brok's outburst,"
"He may be frustrated at the fact that Germany has been baling out other Member States who subscribe to the Euro currency, but he has no right to criticise me or the UK for its decision to remain outside of it.
"I will be asking Mr Brok for an apology and reminding him that I will continue to fight against any proposal to oblige the UK to lose its pound.
"These matters are for the British people to decide and I am sure they will always want to keep the pound"
Minster FM contacted Elmar Brok for a response but has received no reply.
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