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UKIP Press Release Monday September 3rd 2012. Immediate. Brussels Plenary Chamber shut - the European Union and Euro are both showing cracks. The plenary chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels has been shut in case it caves in. This was announced this morning in an email from the Secretary General of the Parliament, Klaus Welle. Responding to this action, UKIP leader, Nigel Farage MEP this morning said: "The plenary chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels has been shut in case it caves in. European Democracy has already caved in because of the EU. Just look at what has happened in Greece and Italy were unelected technocrats were put in as Prime ministers. This closure of the European Parliament chamber is a fantastic metaphor for the structural weaknesses of the EU. It is running out of popular support, the European Union and Euro are both showing cracks. I am glad that the chamber has been shut, and shall work for the day that the whole democratic facade of the European Parliament is shut as well. Part of the roof of Strasbourg chamber caved in during 2008. Lightning really does strike twice."