A Brexit Party MEP has been ridiculed on Twitter after he posted a video in which he complained about having to travel to Europe as part of his new job.
David Bull, who won a North West seat in the recent European elections, moaned on Twitter about his eight-hour commute from Ipswich to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
He filmed himself on the platform at Ipswich station and complained about having to travel to London Liverpool Street, then King’s Cross St Pancras, then on to Paris by Eurostar and finally to Strasbourg.
The insanity of the journey to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg . Eight plus hours . Four trains and a huge waste of taxpayers money . We the @brexitparty_uk must deliver and get us out of the EU pic.twitter.com/shXQbNB1Pn— Dr David Bull MEP (@drdavidbull) July 1, 2019
In his tweet, he wrote that the journey was “insanity” and a “huge waste of taxpayers’ money”.
In the 38-second video, he said: ““I’m going to have to do this repeatedly - for some reason, the parliament seems to be in a very inaccessible place.”
His tweet read: “The insanity of the journey to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg.
“Eight plus hours. Four trains and a huge waste of taxpayers’ money.
“We the @brexitparty_uk must deliver and get us out of the EU”.
Hundreds of Twitter users responded to his post, with many criticising him for complaining about his commute just a month into his new role as an MEP.
Writer Emma Kennedy tweeted: “Remember when you decided you wanted to be an MEP? Remember that bit David? Stop b***hing about your self imposed commute and do your job.”
Another user, @Flakmagnet1, wrote: “Nobody made you take the job. But if you do take it, it's democracy. Get over it.”
Others claimed Mr Bull was making the journey longer than he needed to, and that he could complete the trip with fewer changes.