In the last session of the European Parliament, a member of UKIP’s political grouping, Mario Borghezio MEP, called on the EU to fund and establish a “European UFO centre”. He demanded the backing of the European Parliament for the plan.
The scheme caused surprise among other MEPs as European nations grappled with a continuing
financial crisis and record deficits. Euro MP Graham Watson said: “Liberal Democrats have always supported greater transparency but what can I say about this? Its out of this world.
“MEPs have just voted on important issues - from cracking down on bankers’ bonuses to ensuring the privacy of personal bank details - and to me, the only thing alien in Europe was UKIP’s opposition to these measures.”