I’m going to directly copy this from the BBC article – hopefully it won’t matter providing I state the source:

A Euro MP for the UK Independence Party has sparked controversy hours into his first day in the Strasbourg parliament.

Godfrey Bloom was given a seat on the European Parliament’s women’s rights committee on Tuesday.

But he told the media: “No self-respecting small businessman with a brain in the right place would ever employ a lady of child-bearing age.”


Mr Bloom, an investment fund manager from York, told journalists he wanted to deal with women’s issues because: “I just don’t think they clean behind the fridge enough”.

Not a wanker at all, then.

He claimed (later) that his remarks were “said for fun” to illustrate a more serious point. Then proceeded not to make any point. I suppose if he’s just after attention (diddums) then he’s been successful. After all, everyone now thinks he’s a neanderthal attention-seeking wanker 🙂