Chris Huhne

Gosh, this is interesting.

In comments which will reignite a row over controversial European Arrest Warrants, Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said that the arrest of Dr Fredrick Toben at Heathrow on Wednesday conflicted with Britain\’s tradition of free speech.

Mr Huhne said the affair exposed weaknesses in the system and called on the Government to lead a campaign to reform it. He is writing to Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, and Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, urging them to lobby Brussels for a rewrite of what he described as "rough edges" in the treaty which underpins the warrants.

No, really, it is. Because under our current system of government the body which should check such laws for their rough edges, which should add or subtract amendments to make sure that they don\’t exist even, is the European Parliament. Of which Chris Huhne was a member whan it was passed.

So, umm, why did he vote for it?

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  1. Isn’t this the whole problem for politicians?
    They are expected to have a totally linear belief system – even though they are learning about life as they get older – just like the rest of us.

    So, if they suddenly realise that something is wrong, rather than congratulate them for seeing the light, we point at them and say they should have known earlier – they are in a no win situation.

    I can’t believe that I am actually supporting a politican, but if my comments from a few years ago were being used against me – I would find it frustrating and politicans can’t be any different!

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