Nick Clegg blocks Tory bid to opt out of European policing measures

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* Mark Pack is a member of the Federal Board and editor of Liberal Democrat Newswire. He is a candidate for Party President.

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  • Matthew Huntbach 15th Oct '12 - 3:45pm

    Let’s hit the Tories for this one as strongly as they hit us for our policy suggestion they don’t like. “Tories – the paedophiles’ friends” etc.

  • He never ceases to amaze me. Claims to stand for civil liberties but supports the notion of arrest warrants being issued in foreign countries, based on the laws of those countries, for alleged criminals in Britain. Its not good enough. Clegg is a nuisance and he doesn’t do anything good for Britain.

  • I support the principle of Europe-wide policing, but it should be done in a way that is consistent with natural justice. The UK opting out is not the answer. The answer is to pushing for reform of th eEuropean Arrest Warrant, and ensuring that new cross-border powers come with appropriate safeguards. The Lib Dems, and especially the party’s MEPs and MEP candidates, should not just be saying “It’s a good thing”, but saying how cross-border policing and justice measures should work in a liberal Europe, and how they will work towards this.

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