Thu 29 May 2008, The Daily Telegraph

No Euro-sceptics allowed

By Daniel Hannan
Although I have been following it closely in the European Parliament, I have so far not blogged about the plan to make it harder for Euro-sceptic MEPs to form a group. Now that the Bill has passed its committee stage, though, let the record show that it is utterly outrageous. The worst possible reason for passing a law is with a specific person or group of people in mind. Doing so is the very definition of arbitrary government. Euro-sceptic MEPs are not welcome in Brussels Not that anyone seems to care. After all, when the European Parliament did something even more flagrant – disregarding its own rules so as to prevent pro-referendum MEPs from making their point in the chamber – the only paper to cover the story was a Christian magazine in Philadelphia . Read more...
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