The latest episode in the shambolic security at the European Parliament involved a journalist smuggling in a replica gun and managing to get within a few metres of Prince Charles and Jose Barroso.

The response from the Parliament has been to blame journalists, claiming that the reporter from French news channel BFM TV, had “broken the relationship of trust” between the institution and the hacks.

Reporters would counter that the incident, coming just four days after the third ar...


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