Further to Rupert Cornwell's obituary of Emilio Colombo (4 July), early in 1976 as prime minister of Italy – flanked by his friend Aldo Moro, then foreign secretary and soon to be brutally murdered by terrorists – Colombo came to a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party to beg us to send a delegation to the indirectly elected European Parliament, writes Tam Dalyell. Later, as president of that body, he developed excellent relations with the leader of the British Labour delegation, the former foreign secretary Michael Stewart, and with James Scott-Hopkins, who led the Conservatives.
Voting rights expire after 15 years for British citizens living abroad
Theresa May intensified her attack on European judges today for blocking Abu Qatada's deportation to Jordan as she disclosed that the radical preacher could be prosecuted in Britain.
Constraints on governments prevent them for their worst excesses
Killer Jeremy Bamber and two other murderers today continued their court battle against “whole-life” jail terms, which give prisoners no chance of release.
The radical cleric Abu Qatada will find out tomorrow if he is to be deported to Jordan to face terror charges.
Some of the evidence against terror suspect Abu Qatada, who is fighting deportation to Jordan to face a retrial, is “extremely thin” the immigration judge hearing his case said today.
David Cameron put the UK on collision course with Europe today as he signalled he will fight plans forcing the UK to give prisoners voting rights.
Abu Qatada's appeal to European human rights judges against deportation to Jordan may have been lodged “just in time”, according to advice from the Council of Europe.
Farcical blunder allows terror cleric to stay in UK
After years of argument that put Europe's legal authority on trial, a court in Strasbourg sends the infamous preacher and a number of other terror suspects across the Atlantic
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects can be lawfully extradited to the USA, human rights judges ruled today.
Campaigners fear EU's most vulnerable citizens will be at risk. By Nigel Morris
David Cameron will today warn that the European Court of Human Rights is in danger of becoming "swamped with an endless backlog" of cases and sidetracked into dealing with relatively petty applications.
It is unfortunate that the issue of prisoners' votes has been used as a springboard for attack
Europe's most senior judge launches an attack on David Cameron today, accusing the British Government of pandering to the tabloid press in its criticism of the European Court of Human Rights.