Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Following my discovery yesterday of a Blairite blitz on Brussels (well, Strasbourg) to try and con the EU into imposing dodgy "anti-terror" measures so that our Tony doesn't have to bother with the inconvenience of parliament (starting with a Blunkett buddy civil servant talking about digital surveillance and ID to a European Parliament standing committee yesterday), it would appear that old Prezza is even being rolled into action.

Ahead of Charles Clarke's speech before the European Parliament tomorrow, at which he is expected to propose all sorts of wonderful new EU-wide laws (e.g. lock everyone up and then shoot them just in case - because we can't be seen to be being discriminatory, after all), Prescott is today meeting with the EP's president Joseph Borrell. The purpose of said meeting is unclear, but with Prezza's well-known charm I'm picturing the old "nice parliament you've got here - it'd be a shame if something were to... you know..." approach to try and cow the parliament ahead of the Safety Elephant's appearance tomorrow.

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