Friday, 26 September 2008

Shut up, critics!

R.I.P, England Expects blog. This blog by an EP employee has been forbidden by the European Parliament's Secretary General Harald Rømer.

And while Nosemonkey and Jon have found enough reasonable and correct words, I would just like to add that such kind of threats by a parliamentary administration are disgusting, shamefull, and against every basis of democractic discourse. Marianne Mikko just wanted to "register" blogs, but forbidding them is just sad and horrible.

The European Union and its member states keep their officials travelling around the globe to foster democracy and human rights, but their incapability of respecting a basic norm of democracy - the freedom of expression - will make all their efforts remain in vain.

Excuse me, I have to go vomiting!

Via openeurope blog.