|EU Assembly and Rule 165 |
All of one mind?
The Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia has published a news item about Rule 165, one of the EU's little known secrets.
Revealed is an example of Orwellian control and deception that Josef Stalin* would have been proud of.
I quote here from Free West Media. Please visit the link in the sidebar to read their report. The underlinings are mine.
Under Rule 165, not made public by the Assembly but first reported by Spain's La Vanguardia unwanted material could be deleted from the audio-visual recording of the proceedings.
Brussels lawmakers have now been granted special powers to limit live broadcasts of parliamentary debates and to remove video or audio material.
"This undermines the reliability of the Parliament's archives," said Tom Weingaertner, president of the Brussels branch of the International Press Association.
In other words, if someone makes a controversial speech or an unsuitable comment or raises an objection or waves his country's flag or holds up a protest banner in the EU Parliament (e.g. perhaps to bring attention to an issue such as TTIP or CETA secrecy) the relevant audio-video material can now be legally expunged* from the official record by the the EU's legal department and no EU citizen will ever know what was discussed or said unless there happens to be a reporter present who is prepared to reveal the true facts; in other words an honest journalist prepared to put his career on the line.
It's not for nothing that there's a George Orwell Square in the centre of Barcelona!
Viva La Vanguardia!
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