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European Prosecutor Could Prosecute Britons Without Government’s Permission

Saturday 06 March 2010

‘The Spanish EU Presidency, backed by France and Germany, announced that it is going to propose the creation of an EU European Public Prosecutor next month using powers under the Lisbon treaty.

The move is regarded as “extremely worrying” and is seen as a further attempt to transfer powers from London to Brussels. It would mean that British people could face prosecution through a justice system the UK Government has made no contribution to setting up.

The British Government has consistently opposed the plans but is powerless to stop them going through as they can be passed as long as they have the backing of nine member states under so-called “enhanced co-operation”.’

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