PR gaffe as Tory MEP welcomes thing that didn’t happen
It looks like it took Tory MEP Marina Yannakoudakis around 17 minutes to realise she’d sent out the wrong statement.
The European Parliament this week held up the appointment over a new European Central Bank board member because he lacked the apparently-requisite other X chromosome.
At 12.20 today Yannakoudakis fired out a press release “praising” the EP’s decision “to approve” his appointment.
Realising the error, 17 minutes later our inboxes rang with her raging “condemnation” of the gender politicking.