The new Commission has been approved by the European Parliament. However, Syed Kamall, speaking on behalf of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) said that his group could not, in good conscience, support a Commission team that included Pierre Moscovici, the former Finance Minister in President Hollande's socialist government, as the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. Mr Moscovici's policies have brought the French economy to its knees. The ECR abstained on the vote.
Recognising the task that lies ahead of him, with a rising tide of Euroscepticism across the EU, the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, described his new team as the "last chance saloon Commission". Syed Kamall responded by describing Mr Moscovici's appointment as "putting an alcoholic in charge of a wine bar". You can watch the speech for yourself below.