Nomination of EU Commission president a ‘grubby backroom deal’ – Carthy

A Midlands North West MEP has accused EU leaders of doing a 'grubby backroom deal' when they picked new heads of the EU parliament.

German Defence Minister, Ursula Von der Leyen, has been nominated as next president of the European Commission.

Matt Carthy says Ms Von der Leyen will pursue an increased militarisation of Europe and support the spending of billions on defence: