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VICTORY FOR BRITAIN OVER BRUSSELS: UK to leave European Arrest Warrant

BORIS Johnson has had one over on bonkers Brussels and is delivering on his promise to get Brexit done.

The UK government has confirmed that the United Kingdom shall leave the European Arrest Warrant. 

This had previously had been in limbo following Brexit, with former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May suggesting that the UK could have still been a part of the system following Brexit during process of Article 50 being triggered, as she had previously supported it as Home Secretary.

The system that was put in place covertly by scheming Brussels in the mid 1990s was one whereby an EU member state could request a warrant for someone in another EU state, and following that, is to stand trial or complete a detention period there.

Needless to note, it has been rather controversial. As some commentators have noted (most notably The Mail On Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens), it goes against English common law and habeas corpus, by presuming guilt until innocent instead of vice versa. 

Meanwhile certain arrests made under it of British citizens have since proved to have done against innocent civilians. This includes the family of Ashya King, who were put under the warrant for removing the aforementioned King from a British hospital without permission to find better treatment abroad, and Andrew Symeou, whose was acquitted of manslaughter during a case based on flimsy evidence, as the warrant extradited him to Greece for 10 months in allegedly awful prison conditions. Civil liberties groups like Liberty (headed by former Shadow Minister Shani Chakrabati) have also been critical of the warrant.

The news has garnered a mixed reception. Some have praised the decision, with the likes of conservative commentator Darren Grimes and historian and UKIP founder Alan Sked praising the decision. 

Others have been more critical, including former Liberal Democrat MEP Irina Von Weise and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

This is another part of EU law that is being removed from its British equivalent. This has also included other controversial legislation, like the Common Fisheries Policy (which destroyed British fishing jobs in many coastal towns) and Article 13, which was set to increase online censorship, which angered many European YouTubers who would have been affected by it, including the British Memeulous and the Italian Davie504.

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