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
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
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.