Punished by Tories ‘for challenging extremism’


7:02 pm - September 17th 2009

by Chris Barnyard    


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The former Conservative MEP Edward McMillan-Scott today wrote of his shock of being expelled from the party for ‘challenging extremism’.

He said in the Guardian today:

Extreme right parties like the BNP did well in June’s Euro-elections in 13 out of the EU’s 27 countries. But my stand was against Kaminski, who negotiated the deal with Cameron and used it to make his controversial Polish party respectable. This represents the rise of disguised extremism – the widespread “entryism” into mainstream parties that must be stopped.

He was barred from discussing Polish MEP Michal Kaminski on BBC Radio this morning.

He outlined his criticism of Kaminski:

A storm erupted over Kaminski’s use of the antisemitic term “Poland for the Poles”, although he denies saying it, and the Observer gave details of his opposition to an apololgy for the notorious wartime Jedwabne pogrom. His role as leader of the ECR – compensation for losing the vice-presidency – led to outrage from rabbis in Poland, France and the UK .

His “Go home foreign workers” stunt and remarks about Poland’s EU partners are a matter of record, as anyone handy with Google Translate can discover. He denied being homophobic but the BBC broadcast a clip from Polish TV using the term “faggots”. Even the interviewer protests, but Kaminski repeats it: “What should I say, they are faggots [pedaly].” All this sits uneasily with Cameron’s “liberal conservatism”.

A row has been going on over Kaminski for a while, which became especially ferocious when the New Statesman’s James Macintyre reported that Jewish leaders across Europe had condemned David Cameron for his alliances across Europe.

On Tuesday the Left Foot Forward blog reported that Angela Merkel’s CDU party had recalled its London representative Thomas Stehling to Germany because of David Cameron’s decision to withdraw from the European People’s Party.

In May, the Guardian reported that, “Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany appeared to threaten to withhold cooperation from the Conservatives” while Pöttering “angrily described Cameron as untrustworthy.”

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