European Union officials take three times more sick days off work than an average British worker in the private sector, research by The Telegraph suggests.
According to official figures, European Commission officials took an average of 14.6 days off sick last year, with one in seven staff absent for more than 20 days.
By contrast, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry found that British staff working in the private sector took around five sick days a year.
European officials even outstripped Britain’s civil servants and public sector staff, who took half as many days off work.
The stresses and strains of actually running the EU are quite obviously too much. We cannot allow people, good, honest even if continental, folk to be subjected to such horrifying conditions.
We’ll just have to close the whole thing down I’m afraid.