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‘What a turn-up for the history books to see this motley collection of extreme, right-wing Brits . . . including a jailbird . . . all donning the green jersey,” thundered Fine Gael MEP Avril Doyle in the European Parliament last week, when the UK Ind

21st June, 2008

‘What a turn-up for the history books to see this motley collection of extreme, right-wing Brits . . . including a jailbird . . . all donning the green jersey,” thundered Fine Gael MEP Avril Doyle in the European Parliament last week, when the UK Independence Party started acting the maggot.

Who is this ‘‘jailbird’’ of whom Avril speaks? Turns out that the British Eurosceptic MEP Ashley Mote did a stint last year at Her Majesty’s pleasure after a...

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