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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

David Martin MEP and the thought police


In reply to my letter asking what the Scottish Labour MEPs were doing to
protest the mob hysteria over the appointment of Dr Buttiglione:

Thank you for your e-mail concerning Rocco Buttiglione and his comments on
homosexuality and the role of women in the family, which are totally
unacceptable. Unfortunately the European Parliament do not have the power
to
reject individual European Commissioners otherwise the Socialist Group
would
be leading the movement for his complete rejection. However, at the very
least he should have these sensitive portfolios removed from his control
and
we are campaigning and voting for that position as a minimum.