Earlier today Brussels based journo Andy Carling tweeted a link out to his New Europe article highlighting a planned MEP rap battle that will try and win over young voters. My first thought was, ‘this has to be a spoof’…doesn’t it?’.
It seems it doesn’t.
A little bit of Googling seems to suggest that this is a real thing.
MEPs are actually going to enter, and be filmed, performing in a rap-battle in the belief that they are helping to win over the youth vote.
At this stage are you, like me, wondering which MEP in his/her right mind would agree to this?
Luckily for us, EU40 have already set up this events page which names and shames some potential MEPs. It names:
For the EPP (conservatives): Radvile Morkunaitè & Lara Comi
For the S&D (socialists): Ismail Ertug & Sandra Petrovic Jakovina
For the ALDE (liberals): Vice-President Alexander Alvaro & Marietje Schaake
For the Greens: Ska Keller (both tbc)
Boy oh boy…do these MEPs employ Press Officers?
I mean…this is up there with the time Lempit Opik tried his hand at wrestling.
The event is on the 9th April in the Yehudi Menuin Room at the European Parliament with an after party at at Coco, Place Luxembourg. The event starts at 18:30!