Saturday, October 04, 2008

The gaping chasm grows ever wider

Chris Huhne has decided to speak out against the man arrested for holocaust denial in the UK when it is not a crime here, which I wrote about a few days ago.

I'm glad that someone has joined UKIP's Nigel Farage in speaking out against it (not that any press bothered to publish that) but there is a large dollop of hypocrisy which we have come to expect from the Liberal Democrats

British courts should refuse to act on an EU arrest warrant requesting the extradition of an alleged Holocaust denier, a senior Lib Dem has said...But home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said holocaust denial is not a crime in the UK and he should not be extradited.

Well, I quite agree, but it's a shame if he thinks that he voted in favour of the European Arrest Warrant when he was an MEP.
Rapporteur: Graham Watson, Liberal Democrat MEP

In favour

Nick Clegg, Chris Davies, Andrew Duff, Chris Huhne, Sarah Ludford, Liz Lynne, Bill Newton-Dunn, Nicholson of Winterbourne, Graham Watson
Sir Robert Atkins, Chris Beazley, John Bowis, Philip Bradbourn, Philip Bushill-Matthews, Martin Callanan, Giles Chichester, Den Dover, James Elles, Jonathan Evans, Robert Goodwill, Dan Hannan, Malcolm Harbour, Chris Heaton-Harris, Roger Helmer, Caroline Jackson, Timothy Kirkhope, Edward McMillan Scott, Neil Parish, John Purvis, Robert Sturdy, David Sumberg, Charles Tannock, Theresa Villiers
Gordan Adams, Michael Cashman, Richard Corbett, Robert Evans, Glyn Ford, Neena Gill, Mary Honeyball, Richard Howitt, Stephen Hughes, Glenys Kinnock, Eryl McNally, David Martin, Ben Miller, Simon Murphy, Mel Read, Catherine Stihler, Gary Titley, Mark Watts, Philip Whitehead
Jill Evans, Ian Hudghton, Jean Lambert

Against:

Nigel Farage, Jeffrey Titford,

Why oh why do the majority of the population and our main stream media allow politicians to get away with such blatant hypocrisy? How do they ever expect politicians to behave themselves and act like respectable human beings when actually they have no motivation to do so? When it came to genuine, honest statements I'd trust a cream cake over a politician and statistically I'd be wise to do so.

And there will not be a link between the governors and the governed until we have an example of politicians deserving our trust. But it has to come from all sides, else our 'ruling elite' will grow further away from the people they are making laws for, the people who pay their wages and further despised by the populace.

6 comments:

Norfolk Blogger said...

Adn David Cameron voted for the war in Iraq but regrets it now too.

It does not change the valid point though that this is s slippery slope. What if you print something on this blog that is offensive to the Pope. Do you know in some EU countries this is a criminal offence ? What if they seek your extradition ?

Yes, the law is that ridiculous.

Trixy said...

David Cameron was wrong to vote in favour of the war in Iraq: all one had to do to see that it wasn't legal or necessary was to read the minutes of the UNSC.

In answer to your question: yes I would. And if it gets to the stage when I couldn't I would emigrate. Which might be sooner than I think.

Michael Heaver said...

What I'd like to know is this Trixy: do the British government know and ignore this blatant hypocrisy or do they all just have their fingers up their arses on this one?

Trixy said...

They know, I guess

Obnoxio The Clown said...

My guess is that he's just another chap with a steel sphincter.

James Higham said...

And there will not be a link between the governors and the governed until we have an example of politicians deserving our trust.

Or until someone assassinates one. Not that I'm advocating it, mind.