Anyone interested in the scandal of the EU's lack of accounting procedures might like to peruse the write-up of the House of Lords debate on the subject. There is some sterling work done by the Lords Pearson of Rannoch and Willoughby de Broke, particularly on the subject of Marta Andreason. Lord Kinnock, who was questioned by the sub-committee, was not present (allegedly because he had another meeting).
However, one cannot escape the conclusion that the real reason for his absence was that he was pissing himself in fear, having repeatedly lied like the fucking bastard, perfidious politico that he is.
Here is Lord Willoughby de Broke outlining Kinnock's lack of honesty.
Mrs Andreasen gave very convincing evidence to the committee on 11 July last year. It was, I suppose, not surprising but none the less deeply disappointing that when the noble Lord, Lord Kinnock, appeared before the committee on 25 July he made incorrect and misleading statements about Mrs Andreasenand her evidence. In question 468, he stated thatMrs Andreasen had made no complaint about the way he had conducted the procedures relating to her and her position in the Commission. That is quite untrue; her appeal against dismissal currently before the courts is precisely because of unfair procedure—procedure led by the then Mr Kinnock.
Mr Kinnock went on to charge at question 469 that Mrs Andreasen had not been employed by the OECD when she applied for the position of chief accounting officer; in other words, that she had falsified her CV. This defamatory statement is also untrue; Mrs Andreasen was an official at the OECD at that time, and was so certified by the OECD on 14 November 2001. I have a copy of that certificate myself—as, I believe, does the clerk to the committee. The noble Lord, Lord Kinnock, went on to pretend that Mrs Andreasen was not a high-calibre candidate, making a bogus point about linguistic requirements and adding that her pay was anyway only about €80,000 a year. But what was the Commission thinking about, anyway, if it was not trying to employ a high-calibre candidate? The reality is that Mrs Andreasen was a highly qualified, multilingual candidate. Her pay was not €80,000 but about £180,000, or some €260,000, a salary that would attract a high-quality candidate anywhere in Europe or the UK.
Like my noble friend, I am sorry that the noble Lord, Lord Kinnock, is not here to correct the misleading and defamatory statements that he made aboutMrs Andreasen, and I hope that he takes the opportunity to do so as soon as possible. Mrs Andreasen is still waiting for justice, nearly five years after her removal; her career is in a state of enforced suspension—all for trying to do the job for which she was hired.
So, there we are; the Welsh windbag, Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty, is a certified liar, and there's the proof.