So why do our police in a low-crime rate, high detection rate, safe place to live need to be able to arrest people before they have committed a crime? Why are they suddenly concerned about the ability to arrest ten year old rapists? Why are we under such pressure to accept these proposals? Because we are quietly adopting EU laws via the UK and if you don’t believe this then just check out the EU Arrest Warrant and see where this stuff comes from.
If we are not members of the EU then these statutes have no part to play in our legislative process. After all a Manx resident who has not resided in the UK for any length of time cannot claim a full EU passport so we cannot be part of the EU.
Why then do we continue to adopt EU legislation via the UK? There are theories about this and they are not reassuring. However, the question we need to ask is: Who introduced this EU legislation into our legislative process and why?
The EU Arrest Warrant is something we really don’t need. Gerard Batten MEP warns us that it will eventually be used against dissidents. Moi?
…..some of these offences such as ‘racism and xenophobia’ and ‘corruption’ lack the precise definition of a criminal offence, and in some cases do not even constitute a crime in some EU countries. This allows for member states to issue an EAW on people whenever they see fit without any real crime having been committed.
In his information paper The European Union Arrest Warrant, Gerard Batten, Member of the European Parliament for the UK Independence Party, warns that EAW will eventually be used against dissidents, to suppress free speech and criticism of the EU.
GB goes on to cite the case of Frederick Toben which was dropped: “indications are that the case was dropped because of political considerations”, to prevent any adverse publicity to the EAW.
Read more at Suite101: The European Arrest Warrant | Suite101.com http://suite101.com/article/the-european-arrest-warrant-a279081#ixzz20GFmbvqZ
What’s going on?