The EU Is Great Because It Helps You Watch Foreign Porn, Says French MEP Joseph Daul

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Joseph Daul, chairman of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament talks to the press on January 15, 2013 at the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg during the January session of the EP. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images) | GEORGES GOBET via Getty Images

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament.

Joseph Daul, head of the conservative European People's Party grouping, told a local newspaper how he persuaded young people to vote in May's European Parliament elections with a very effective argument.

The 67-year old politician grew up near the German border. He said that in his youth his attempts to cross into Germany in order to watch porn movies were often foiled by immigration delays, and having the wrong currency.

"I tell them that at their age, at 18, when I wanted to go to Kehl [a neighboring city to Strasbourg] to watch porn movies that were forbidden in France, I sometimes had to wait two and a half hours to go through customs! We would get to the cinema and the movie was over!"

"And half the time, I would forget my wallet with deutschmarks! When you explain it that way to youngsters they understand straight away what Europe means," he told Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace (DNA).

Thanks to the European Union's freedom of movement and the introduction of euros, young people can pop across to neighboring countries to watch exotic porn films safe in the knowledge that their money will be accepted.

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