Independent: European Parliament committee votes to lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution over Isis images


Will Truman

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13 Responses

  1. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Is posting those pictures illegal for everyone?Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      It looks like it. Unless you have immunity. It’s not clear on what basis immunity is granted or revoked. Do all members of European Parliament have immunity? Who else does? Are they revoking it for all MEP’s or just her?

      Also, retroactive prosecution?Report

  2. Avatar InMD says:

    Stuff like this makes me thankful for the first amendment. Our European friends may do some things better than we do, but man can they get it ridiculously wrong. Every MEP who voted for this is a coward and is doing no favors for liberalism. The ones who lose to FN or AfD and the other right wing populists deserve it.Report

    • Thanks right.

      The irony of trying to prevent a right-wing, nationalist takeover of government by changing existing law ex post facto in order to prosecute speech is at Greek fishing tragedy level.Report

      • That should say, “that’s right.” For some reason I’m not able to edit my comment. Censors?Report

      • Avatar LeeEsq says:

        The illiberal problem in liberal democracy strikes again. Illiberal people and politicians are bad faith actors because they don’t respect the basic tenants of small l-liberalism. They are willing to use these tenants when it suits them and abandon them when that is in their interest. Small l-liberals can’t really fight them except by beating them in elections without making a mockery of liberalism.Report

      • Avatar InMD says:

        Pretty much.Report