The collapse of the European Parliament

The Eu’s multi-billion pound parliament building has been forced to close over fears the roof might cave in – seen by eurosceptics as a “fantastic metaphor” for the EU as a whole. 

Cracks have been discovered in beams holding up the ceiling of the debating chamber, prompting the EU assembly to seal off the building “as a matter of precaution”, claimed a spokesman.

The crumbling complex of buildings in Brussels has swallowed up more than over £1.5billion since they were opened in 1995 amid corruption allegations and the use of loopholes to avoid EU laws on public procurement.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, said: “It is a fantastic metaphor for the structural weaknesses of the EU.”

Now if we could just get it to cave in in the middle of a full session…

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