###### all to do with us anyway.
You must be joking!
Let's look at clauses 38, 39 and 40 of Magna Carta.
(38) In future no official shall place a man on trial upon his own unsupported statement, without producing credible witnesses to the truth of it.
(39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land.
(40) To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.
Clause 38 makes it clear that you can't be accused of anything without evidence to support the accusation, and Clause 39 makes it clear that you will be judged by your peers, while Clause 40 says that you can't be denied justice.
And yet the crazy thing is that the government has signed up to the European Arrest Warrant, which directly overrides clause 38.
Any member state of the EU may now demand, without any evidence, that our government arrest a UK citizen and hand him over to await possible trial for a crime he is suspected of having committed.
The key thing is that no evidence is required to be provided with the request for extradition.
So if an EU government decides that it wants to accuse Methven Hornet, JohnM, CKN or any other member of this forum of having committed a crime in its country it merely needs to request their extradition and they will be whisked off to face trial and possible financial ruin.
It may seem far fetched, but it has already happened to a significant number of British citizens.
If you want to know more, google the case of Keith Hainsworth, a 64-year-old tutor in Ancient Greek who was returning from a weekend in Paris when he was handed over by British Customs in Calais to the French police, on the basis of a European Arrest Warrant issued by Greece. His story is a horrifying one.
The fact that the government has overridden the provisions of Magna Carta in agreeing to this state of affairs should worry all of us.
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