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2020-12-05

Some of us have been concerned for many years now that our perfidious Parliament will allow the EAW (European Arrest Warrant) to live on well beyond its Brexit end-by date.

Torquil Dick-Erikson writing for Brexit Watch now discloses the confirmation that as far as HMG is concerned "There is no intention for extradition to any EU jurisdiction after the end of transition period to be made subject to a court ruling that there is a prima facie case".

There you have it. i don't doubt that the EAW will be "renegotiated" post "Brexit" and repackaged to look a little more like a new arrangement, but the fundamentals will remain the same.

So much for Habeas Corpus and our freedom from arrest and imprisonment without trial for prolonged, maybe indefinitely prolonged, periods. We can still be summarily arrested and shipped abroad to the jurisdiction that we are supposedly leaving next month, without any need to be charged with an offence or to have any prima facie case demonstrated.

This is not independence, this is maintaining the EU's power to ship off anybody of whom they don't approve out of the UK where they can do no mischief, for what amounts to "as long as they like".

Do read the full article.

There is more, as ably explored by Ben Habib in this short and to the point exposition:

 

Like/ Dislike this video here.

Surely our government hasn't allowed itself to be distracted by the Covid "crisis" from the need to actually deliver Brexit?