Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Euro-court outlaws criticism of EU
THE European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the European Union can lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures, sweeping aside English Common Law and 50 years of European precedents on civil liberties.

The EU's top court found that the European Commission was entitled to sack Bernard Connolly, a British economist dismissed in 1995 for writing a critique of European monetary integration entitled The Rotten Heart of Europe.

The ruling stated that the commission could restrict dissent in order to "protect the rights of others" and punish individuals who "damaged the institution's image and reputation".

The case has wider implications for free speech that could extend to EU citizens who do not work for the Brussels bureaucracy.

Mr Colomer wrote in his opinion last November that a landmark British case on free speech had "no foundation or relevance" in European law, suggesting that the European Court was unwilling to give much consideration to British legal tradition.

Mr Connolly now intends to take his case to Europe's other court, the non-EU European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.



Bird of Paradise said...

Must not say athing bad about the European Siviet Union and the European Soviet Imperial Court

Anonymous said...

Great Britain should get out of the EU !!!!

Birdzilla said...

And america needs to pull out of the Useless Nations they hav,nt brought World Peace just more wars

Anonymous said...

Another nail in the EU's coffin.
Brexit is coming.

Anonymous said...

If the UK needs any more evidence that they need to walk away from the decaying corpse that is the EU then they are leftist morons.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

The Euroweenie Union Stupid is as stupid dose