Senior MEPs have declared that a secret report finding "massive suspicion of fraud" in European Parliament funding worth £100 million a year will never see the light of day.
Hans-Gert Pöttering, the parliament\’s president who is due to meet the Queen during a visit to the UK, is coming under increasing pressure to publish the internal audit which reveals widespread abuse of staff allowances.
Grassroots MEPs are concerned that the issue will damage their standing with voters ahead of elections next year, and are demanding openness on the issue from the parliament\’s "bureau", the secretive committee that manages the European Union assembly\’s administration behind the scenes.
How secure are the computer systems there? It would be fascinating if a copy leaked, wouldn\’t it?