UK Daily Mail
July 16, 2010
British citizens face being subjected to chilling new EU ‘Big Brother’ surveillance and investigation powers.
Bureaucrats want foreign officials to be able to travel to the UK and immediately assume the powers of our own police.
They would be able to order undercover-spying missions, demand DNA and even pursue people for ‘crimes’ which are not recognised in UK law – such as criminal defamation.
Other EU countries could demand the personal details of entire plane-loads of holidaymakers, and force hard-pressed British police to trail suspects on their behalf.
The countries demanding the new powers on behalf of the European Union include ex-Eastern Bloc states Bulgaria, Estonia and Slovenia.
Tory MPs are putting pressure on the coalition to reject the new regime outright. But, astonishingly, the pro-European LibDems are understood to be keen to sign-up to the Directive.
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