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MEPs should reject Baroness Cathy Ashton

Gerard Batten MEP

Gerrard Batten

On Tuesday, 9th February 2010, MEPs vote on whether to accept the proposed new EU Commissioners. If approved Baroness Cathy Ashton will become the EU’s Foreign Affairs Supremo, however, new evidence may suggest that her links with CND – which she has not fully repudiated - means that she is unsuitable to hold that post.

The Bruges Group calls on Members of the European Parliament to reject the proposed Commissioners, especially Baroness Ashton.

Gerard Batten MEP says;
“Important research by Pavel Stroilov reveals the extent to which the 'Peace Movement' and CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) were, as Lenin would have referred to them, the "useful idiots" in the communist cause.

“Serious unanswered questions remain about the funding that CND received. Baroness Ashton who was CND's Treasurer 1980-1982 has failed to clearly answer questions about the origin of some unidentified funds received during her tenure of office.

“It is ironic to say the least that Baroness Ashton who worked to unilaterally remove Britain's nuclear weapons is now the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Security and Defence Policy and responsible for the foreign and defence policies of the European nuclear powers: Britain and France.

“Baroness Ashton is not in my view a fit person to hold this office.”