Jest Minister! Giggling MP Is Web Video Hit
1:25pm UK, Saturday September 25, 2010
Damien Pearse, Sky News Online
The Swiss finance minister has become an internet celebrity after breaking into fits of giggles during a parliamentary address.
Hans-Rudolf Merz's speech has been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube and other sites.
The video shows Merz convulsing with laughter as he talks about the import of cured meat.
He starts to crack up as he reads a stream of unintelligible bureaucratic language in his script.
The outgoing finance chief's hilarious delivery was greeted with howls of laughter and even thunderous applause from fellow ministers.
Merz has been widely criticised in recent years for signing away much of Switzerland's banking secrecy and failing to secure the release of two Swiss citizens held by Libya.
His speech has now prompted one maker of air-dried meats to advertise their wares with the slogan: Never lose your sense of humour.
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