"If you go on holiday, never tell anyone you're an MEP. If it comes out – because I forget and say I live and work in Brussels - I say that I work for a thinktank. It sounds awful, but people are very aggressive. Most people have got strong views on Europe considering how little they know. Very often they're anti. If you were to do a word association game with people and say "Europe", "member of European parliament", the next thing which would spring to their mind is expenses, not hard work. I'm very happy to defend my corner on that, but not on holiday."
Labels: Julie Girling