‘Hope you like my legs,’ says Irish lawmaker.
Irish MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan’s efforts to contribute to a debate on agriculture and the EU’s long-term budget were slightly undone by the fact that he wasn’t wearing trousers.
Flanagan was taking part in a discussion in the European Parliament’s agriculture committee via videoconference on Tuesday. And while Flanagan was making a point about payments to farmers to Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn, the footage being beamed into the debating chamber showed that he was very much adhering to the “business on the top, party on the bottom” style of dress while sitting on an unmade bed.
¿Un eurodiputado del @parlamentoUE interviene ¡¡desde la cama y ¿¿¿ en paños menores??? para analizar el impacto del Marco Financiero Plurianual #MFP en la #PAC ?
Esfuerzos en la comisión parlamentaria #COMAGRI por contener la risa.#coronavirus#COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/R6SOIS7ZDY
— Jorge Jaramillo (@jorjaramil) June 2, 2020
Asked about his state of undress by a journalist on Twitter, Flanagan said he was “just back from a run” and “was in a T-shirt two minutes before. Decided to put on shirt to look respectable! That worked really well.” He added: “Hope you like my legs!”
Flanagan later tweeted at fellow Irish MEP Mick Wallace, known for his flamboyant shirts: “I’ll see your pink shirt and raise you a pair of underwear.”
Source: POLITICO https://www.politico.eu/article/luke-flanagan-mep-takes-part-in-debate-in-his-underwear/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication