Daily Mail Finally Gets The EU.

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The Mail reports that a student and four of his friends have been extradited to Greece under the EU’s European Arrest Warrant (EAW). 

Lawyers for the five claim the case against them is “ridiculously weak”, but they were powerless to prevent the extradition as the Greek authorities used the controversial EAW to force them to stand trial. 

They are likely to spend up to 18 months in a Greek prison until their case is heard, and face ten-year sentences if found guilty. The five stand accused of assaulting a man outside a Crete nightclub two years ago.Karen Todner, of Kaim Todner Solicitors, who is representing the five, said they were being jointly charged with the attack despite witnesses – including friends of the victim – stating that only one man was involved.

Meanwhile, a leader in the paper argues, “The coalition has shown great determination to restore civil liberties at home. They must take the fight to Europe, too. The very freedoms of British citizens are at stake”.

We were promised no further concessions of powers, a renegotiation of the terms.

But with the coalition, all this has been forgotten.

Turmoil: Ben Herdman with parents Mike and Jackie this week

Greece, in meltdown, is now taking financial hostages against other countries, to be used as bargaining chips in future negotiations.   Britain should be fighting now to restore our judicial independence, and our political independence.  If this kind of thing doesn’t convince the Lib Dems that action has to be taken urgently, then I don’t know what will.   

Bloody ell, even the Daily Mail’s starting to wake up.  Surely Clegg, Huhne and Cable are not that thick.


Brits simply imagine that something’s gone wrong with a judicial process.  In Greece it’s all about money, and especially now.  Keep away, is the only possible advice.  And on top of that, get out of the EU.  This is the standard to which we are being dragged.  Sorry.  It ain’t good enough.

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6 Responses to “Daily Mail Finally Gets The EU.”

  1. Surely Clegg, Huhne and Cable are not that thick.

    I think they are Tap I think they are. Well maybe not thick just delusional.

  2. tapestry says:

    Using the judicial system to acquire hostages….

    Wakey Wakey Libs…

  3. wg says:

    Ah, the European Arrest Warrant, “Wakey, Wakey, LibDems”, eh.

    Am I mistaken, Tap, but haven’t your beloved Tories just allowed the EIO to bulldoze its way through our common law.

    Could you please decide who’se side you’re on.

  4. tapestry says:

    My support for the Conservatives has been explained before. My support for Cameron is conditional. In other words, if he fails to perform to an acceptable standard, I would be content to see him replaced as leader through a backbench 1922 rebellion.

    We are all on the same side. It’s just that allowing emotion to decide how you vote is not good enough.

    In fact that’s how the enemy are controlling you – with a carefully calibrated management of the media, designed to split eurosceptics away from each other, fracturing opposition to the EU, and getting us out of Parliament.

    Many eurosceptics are falling for the strategy by voting UKIP in General Elections. Why else is Farage given more air time than Conservative eurosceptics?

    You need to use your brain as well as your heart.

    The coalition is the result of people voting UKIP. The coalition negates the small progress made in settling Conservative policy in a eurosceptic direction.

    It is now having the effect of driving people back from LD to labour.

    This is the real game, and UKIP is fucking it up. The europhile parties, once divided are rejoining. The sceptics are being driven apart. Think.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You should read this as an explanation of why we won’t vote Tory anymore.


    Those of you in the Tory Party, if you are ever going to do something, should do it NOW.

  6. Harry says:

    The three parties in Westminster are amoral communists. Pissing your time away voting Tory is a mugs game, because they will shaft you the same.

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