Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

St Pancras reopening

The Guardian - November 13th 2007

I welcome many of my constituents to the European parliament each year but I would far rather they came to see me in Brussels than Strasbourg (Travel: 100 Eurostar tips, November 10).

I and many of my colleagues are opposed to the Strasbourg seat in principle because it costs 200m a year and 90,000 tonnes of CO2 to operate. Encouraging more people there seems almost an endorsement of this waste.

We have parliamentary sessions in Brussels too, which makes the Strasbourg charade all the more absurd. And you can get a good lunch in Brussels too.

Charles Tannock MEP
Conservative, London