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Banned in Belgium

The Derb has already had plenty to say about the decision of Belgium’s supreme court effectively to ban the country’s largest political party under ‘anti-racism’ laws, but it’s also well worth noting that one of the leaflets used to justify the ban was (according to the Daily Telegraph) a pamphlet written by a Turkish-born women denouncing female genital mutilation in Islamic countries.

It’s also well worth asking whether Belgium (a country that sent ‘observers’ to the US elections) is, in any real sense of the word, a democracy. It doesn’t seem so. And if that’s case, what is it doing in the EU, an organization that likes to boast that it is a club of democracies.

Time, I reckon, to throw Brussels out of Brussels.

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