EU to make anti-Brussels protest a CRIME: Fears over euro elite crackdown on ‘dissent’, by Nick Gutteridge.
Human rights groups have reacted with horror after EU member states approved draconian new anti-terror laws which critics have warned could be used to suppress eurosceptic movements by force.
In a rare show of universal anger seven leading civil rights movements tore into unelected Brussels bureaucrats over the shadowy plot, warning that it endangers “fundamental rights and freedoms” including the right to protest.
The new EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism has sparked concern and consternation across the globe due to its incredibly vague definition of what constitutes a terror offence.
Leading lawyers and campaigners have warned that it could easily be used to mercilessly crack down on eurosceptic movements and thwart protest against controversial EU initiatives.
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The directive, which will become law in Britain until we leave the EU, is so vaguely worded that terrorist offences include “seriously destabilising” a whole set of EU structures from the “political” to “economic”.
Amongst the powerful measures contained in the bill is a measure, borrowed from recent laws in France, that allows Brussels to order internet firms to block sites that “glorify” terrorism without any input from judges.
Critics have warned that the definition of terrorism is so vague that the law could easily be used to take down eurosceptic blogs and websites which are critical of the EU project.
hat-tip Stephen Neil