Euro Arrest Warrant Fiasco

Theresa May was very foolish not to listen to the strong support across the House for the European Arrest Warrant - Cooper

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said:

"Labour proposed to Theresa May to have a vote on the European Arrest Warrant and the remaining EU measures tomorrow, which there is time for and which we would support. It was within the Government’s power to put right the chaos and deception Ministers have created, but they chose not to do so. 

“The House of Commons should be able to vote to endorse the European Arrest Warrant, putting it beyond legal challenge – something we know Eurosceptics have been planning. Despite being promised this vote, MPs have been denied the chance to give overwhelming backing to this crucial crime fighting measure. The Government must put that right at the earliest opportunity.

“Theresa May was very foolish not to listen to the strong support across the House both for the European Arrest Warrant and for the opportunity of a comprehensive vote. She has handled this dreadfully. It’s a complete mess.”

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