"We want reform but we cannot make this report available to the public if we want people to vote in the European elections next year," said a source close to the decision.
Only Euro-MPs on the parliament\’s budget control committee are allowed to see the report.
To do so, they must apply to enter a "secret room", protected by biometric locks and security guards. They may not take notes and must sign a confidentiality agreement.
Last night, after an emergency meeting of senior officials including Mr Rømer and Mr Pöttering, triggered by The Daily Telegraph\’s investigation, a spokesman for the parliament denied a cover-up.
"The document is not secret. It is confidential," he said. "It can be read by Euro-MPs on the budget control committee, in the secret room but not generally. That is not the same as a secret document nobody can read."
Let me translate that first sentence for you. We cannot allow this report to be available to the public if we want people to vote for us in the European elections next year.
UKIP. you know it makes sense.