Abolish the European Arrest Warrant, so that British citizens will not be sent abroad, until the evidence for and against any alleged offence has been properly examined and tested by a British court.

Why is this idea important?

As things stand, a British citizen can be arrested and carried off to a foreign country, onthe arrival of a piece of paper from that country. There is no appeal to a British court; there is no opportunity to review the evidence or offer evidence for the defence; Habeas Corpus cannot be invoked; the citizen may even have committed an act which is legal in Britain. On arrival, there may be a long wait in a primitive prison; they may then be tried in an unknown longuage, with a bad interpreter and poor legal representation; or they may have been tried and found guilty 'in absentia' , and go straight to prison.

       It is a nightmare scenario, and one which no British politician should ever have agreed to.

        It must be abolished as soon as possible. 

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