The European Parliament is launching its own four-channel TV station this week, at a cost of €9 million (£7 million) a year.
Europarltv aims to make the 785-member parliament “as transparent and understandable as possible to European citizens” by broadcasting in 22 languages on the internet. MEPs voted the money for the project because they were concerned that too little of their work was being shown on the existing EU-subsidised internet service, Europe By Satellite, which broadcasts only selected debates and speeches.
Don't you think it's all rather sad? Egos sufficiently monstrous that when we don't pay attention they simply confiscate more of our money so that yet more of their sad activities can be broadcast?
Broadcast on a channel which absolutely no one will watch, of course.