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Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed
The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

LUKE ‘MING’ FLANAGAN has received the dubious honour of appearing on a list of the “most embarrassing members of the European Parliament”.

The list was compiled by Business Insider UK and includes a Holocaust denier, a man who tried to nominate Hitler’s deputy for a Nobel Peace Prize, and a woman who said it’s “better to be a fascist that a  f**got”.

Flanagan told the journalist who wrote the article mustn’t “understand the English language”.

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He said it was bizarre that the website compared a man who campaigns for the prohibition of drugs to be repealed to a Nazi sympathiser.

Voting in a Nazi is not embarrassing, it’s sick … I hope their advertisers have spotted this and they run a mile.

The Midlands-North West MEP said the days of Irish people taking direction from Britain on how to vote are “long over”.

Have they learned nothing? We don’t take heed from them.

Flanagan said the current mayor of London, Conservative Boris Johnson, could well become the next British Prime Minister. He noted that if he does, journalists there will have to find a new superlative because “embarrassing won’t do it”.

The former Roscommon-South Leitrim TD raised the list on Twitter with Jim Edwards, the founding editor of Business Insider UK, and Stefano Pozzebon, the journalist who wrote the article.

Flanagan described the responses he received as “very mature”.

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