Sunday, 22 August 2010

European Arrest Warrant - And Denial Of The Truth

The Sunday Telegraph reports on the "Surge in Britons exported for trial" and once again the article illustrates the shortcomings of our press; journalists; government spokesmen; and our elected representatives.
"David Blunkett, the former home secretary who introduced the European warrants, admitted he had been "insufficiently sensitive" about how they could be "overused". David Davis, his former Tory shadow, last night called for a "review and reform" of the extradition system."
"A Home Office spokesman said: “The Government is committed to reviewing the UK’s extradition arrangements."
1. David Blunkett did not 'introduce' the European warrants, the EU did and all Blunkett did was 'administer' their introduction.

2. How David Davis believes that calling for a 'review and reform' can be implemented (which is implied can be done by Westminster) I would love to know.

3. The statement from the Home Office spokesman is likewise misleading as the Government cannot 'review' the UK's extradition arrangements anymore than I can.

So yet again we have the truth being twisted by our press, journalists and politicians - the press by not presenting the full facts; journalists being too lazy to do so; and politicians denying any EU 'oversight'.

And I wonder why the 'sheeple' continue to believe what they are told and what they read...........

To paraphrase the supposed words of Henry II: Will no-one rid me of this turbulent cesspit in which I am forced to live?


Anglichan said...

Quite right once again, WFW. You would think, though, that David Davis would know all this.

Witterings From Witney said...

Thank you A, for your praise.

Whether David Davis has been 'selectively' quoted I know not, although with the poor standards of journalism presently the case, he may well have been. If not, then most certainly he should have known better.

The Boiling Frog said...

I wonder if the spacesuit-wearing Theresa May will acknowledge she was "insufficiently sensitive" in a few years time when the European Investigation Order is abused in a similar fashion.

13th Spitfire said...

I came to pretty much the same conclusions.