What I wonder is why Mr H is attacking UKIP. Especially on the European Arrest Warrant. I remember that at the time of its passage through Parliament (I used to be a member of a delightful committee called "European Standing Committee B" which sent you a wheelbarrow-load of papers every few weeks so that European directives could be enshrined in UK law) the late Gwyneth Dunwoody, who had some fun joining in the deselection campaign in Reading East on account of her close personal friendship with one T. Page, stormed into the committee and demanded to speak in opposition to the Warrant, which she did, at length. Unsuccessfully. Like all the other right-wing Euro-phobes. Given Mr Howarth's total support for Ms Dunwoody's position at the time, perhaps he could inform us why he has now converted to Euro-Arrest-Warrant-Fan-Boy-dom? Oh, please yourselves.
Where was I? Ah yes. Mr Howarth is attacking UKIP, and we ask why? His current campaign is not for election, but for the top position on the the list of Labour Euro-candidates. UKIP are not his enemy. Certainly not there, but not generally either. But hey, we're all going to be killed in our beds by terrorists. Oh yes, John, We certainly are. Because there have been no terrorist attacks, and no terrorist suspects arrested, in the UK since 2001, have there? And if there have been there would have been more were it not for the European Arrest Warrant, hein? Say that to the families and loved ones of the 50-plus victims in London 7/7 2005, why don't you Mr Howarth? No, I don't think you will. Better to have a pop at the bunch of lunatics in UKIP.
Couldn't resist actually posting this nonsense. I think he is holding up an actual printed piece of paper. How very quaint and 1990s of him.
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