Naked truth is a scandal and a rip off

PUBLISHED: 15:21 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:00 25 August 2010

EURO politicians have spent £500,000 on machinery that can remove people s clothes.

EURO politicians have spent £500,000 on machinery that can remove people's clothes.

The European Parliament paid for eight 'nude scanners' that unromantically peel your clothes off using a blast of light X-rays.

For a mere 70,000 euros each, the scanners can reveal when visitors to the Belgian building are carrying weapons by creating a naked image of people walking through it.

However, the only people being exposed at the moment is management in Parliament.

Daniel Hannan MEP revealed the naked truth of the matter is that the scanners are actually still sitting in a Brussels basement, unused.

"It's outrageous to see taxpayers' money being squandered like this," he raged.

"Britain pays the EU more than £12 billion a year: that would be a useful place to look for cuts."

Who would have thought the EU could waste any of our money, eh?

And all so that MEPs can know with some certainty whether visitors are crazed terrorists with AK47s hidden in their pockets, or just 'pleased to see them'.

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