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French MEP tells youngsters why EU is good for porn

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Europe’s centre-right party leader Joseph Daul clearly thinks the EU needs sexing up.

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Asked by a local French newspaper how he won round youngsters who thought the EU was pointless, he explained that he talked about environmental protection and food security and then a less-vaunted aspect of the EU’s open borders and single currency…

"I tell them that at their age, at 18, when I wanted to go to Kehl [across the border in Germany] to see porn films that were banned in France, you had to wait two-and-a-half hours to get through customs.

"You'd get to the cinema and the film would be over," he told Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace newspaper. "And half the time I’d realise I’d forgotten to bring deutschmarks!”

"When you explain it that way to youngsters they understand straight away what Europe means", he insisted.

The quotes were part of a long interview by 67-year-old Daul, who grew up in the region near the German border.

The French Member of the European Parliament has headed its biggest group, the European Peoples Party, since 2007.

Voters across the European Union will vote in elections to its Parliament in May.

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