Wednesday, August 10, 2005

in brussels, coke is it

Seems that cocaine is in the news these days. Hot on the heels of the tests of Italian sewer water, a German TV station decided to test the bathrooms of the European Parliament in Brussels. Apparently 41 out of 46 lavatories tested positive for cocaine.

The Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research in Nuremburg, which analysed the swab samples, found that the amounts were sufficiently large that they could not have been carried in unwittingly by people who had picked up minute traces on their clothing, for example. They had to have been taken in by officials, staff or visitors, experts said.

What I find hilarious about the story, is this comment:

The claims of drug abuse at the European Parliament complex was greeted with derision by Nigel Farage, an MEP for the United Kingdom Independence Party.

He said: "Given the stultifying boredom of committee work in Brussels, it is hardly surprising. But it could explain the decisions they come up with."



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