The Corner

Police State?

The EU’s bureaucracy has never been very tolerant of dissent, but even by Brussels standards, the arrest of a leading investigative journalist (he was held for ten hours without access to a lawyer, something that’s normal in Belgium, apparently) is something of a low point.

The EU ‘constitution’ (much more likely to be forced through, incidentally, in the wake of the change of government in Spain) is filled with highminded boilerplate, but the plight of Hans-Martin Tillak shows what this misbegotten ‘Union’ really stands for.

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