UK MPs to Vote on EU Law and Order in Commons
The MPs in the United Kingdom will soon be voting in the House of Commons as to whether UK should hold on to the powers of European Arrest Warrant (EAW) or not. The warrant gives the power to the police to extradite the suspects quickly between the European Union states. The people who believe that the power has to stay with UK say that once it is voted out, then Britain will become a safe haven for the criminals as there are no extradition powers in the country. There are a few Tory MPs who feel that this policy is unnecessary in the country and can only cause miscarriages of justice in Britain.
Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron has promised that a vote will be taking place to decide on the matter before the November 20th Rochester and Strood by-election. He is currently facing stiff resistance from Conservative MPs who are unhappy with the arrest warrant. If PM Cameron gets the support of the Labor and Lib Dem, then the measure would more than likely be passed by the Commons. The Government chose to drift away from all 133 EU police and criminal justice measures in 2013 and now it wants to just rejoin 35 of these policies which also includes EAW. The Government has time till 1st December to decide on which of the policies it likes to adhere to and which ones to omit.
There are many critics to the EAW as well. Former shadow Home Secretary David Davis is of the opinion that when justice is given very quickly, more often than not it might turn out to be injustice. He cites the example of the arrest of parents of five year old Ashya King who had taken their son to Spain to treat for cancer. The couple was later released.
The politicians who are game to the EAW point out another example in their defense. They point to the successful arrest of British teacher Jeremy Forrest in France who was jailed for abducting a girl he fled away with. Home Secretary Theresa May is of the opinion that a whole day of the Parliament must be set up to discuss this sensitive issue and not just the usual 90 minutes. She also said that the vote would be to discuss about the entire package of 35 measures which also includes arrest warrant and other important tools that are needed by the law enforcement and the police force of the country.http://www.dailynewsz.com/uk-mps-to-vote-on-eu-law-and-order-in-commons/http://www.dailynewsz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/UK-MPs-to-Vote-on-EU-Law-and-Order-in-Commons.jpghttp://www.dailynewsz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/UK-MPs-to-Vote-on-EU-Law-and-Order-in-Commons-150x150.jpgPoliticsDavid Cameron,Home Secretary,House of Commons,India news portal,United Kingdom