A multi-million pound marina partly built with British taxpayers’ money is lying empty, it emerged yesterday.
The project, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, was condemned as the latest example of EU spending madness.
The Marina do Lugar de Baixo, built eight years ago on the stormy west side of the island, is closed and undergoing further construction work which critics claim is needed because the Atlantic waves make it too dangerous to use.
Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom said: "This just shows why the euro and the EU are holed beneath the waterline. Anybody who has ever been on a boat knows where the prevailing wind lies, except those in Brussels who use our money to pay for it.”
The EU contributed about £3million of the £31million cost
Source: Daily Express, 14 January 2012