The two faces of the Lib Dems
The Liberal Democrats were praised for criticising the EU’s new European Arrest Warrant measure. So, why in early September did the Lib Dem group of MEPs in the European parliament vote for this proposal, which means that British citizens convicted in their absence by foreign courts can be extradited automatically under fast-track procedures?
The European Criminal Bar Association opposed the plans, saying that they are “a violation of the fundamental procedural rights of the accused”. Chris Huhne is criticising a measure that his colleagues have voted to strengthen.
Gill Chant, Handsworth, Birmingham