At the end of last year, the European Movement Oxford Region highlighted that the Conservative Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe had aligned itself with some of the continent’s most extreme-right-wing political parties. At the time, a Number 10 spokesman tried to distance the Prime Minister from the decision, stating thatContinue reading “Number 10 WAS Aware of Tory Group’s Extremist Links”
In the second of our series on the work and importance of the Council of Europe, we look at democracy. There is a general consensus that democracy is a “good thing”. So good, in fact, that countries that are not noticeably democratic in any way that we would recognise, have frequently included it in theirContinue reading “WHAT HAS THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE EVER DONE FOR…DEMOCRACY?”
Our recent article, exposing the Conservatives’ links to far-right parties on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has generated a considerable amount of interest. However, it has highlighted that not everyone is aware of the the Council and its achievements… and why we should be so concerned, both for our future membership andContinue reading “WHAT HAS THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE EVER DONE FOR US?”
The Conservatives of yesteryear would not have touched with a bargepole some of the extremist parties with whom they are now aligned in the Council of Europe.
See why, and also see why we want John Howell to resign as the group Treasurer.