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Conservative MEP David Campbell Bannerman wants people with "extreme EU loyalties" to be prosecuted for treason.
Campbell Bannerman has been an MEP since 2009, initially for UKIP, then defecting to the Conservatives in 2011.
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LONDON: A senior Conservative MEP has called for British people with "extreme loyalty to the EU" to be prosecuted under the Treason Act.
David Campbell Bannerman MEP was commenting in response to reports that terror experts have advised the UK to update it's "archaic treason laws" in order to prosecute Jihadi's returing from Syria.
Backlash - Twitter - Campbell - Bannerman - Tweet
After a backlash on Twitter, Campbell Bannerman deleted his tweet. Former Newsnight journalist Gavin Esler asked "how someone like this manages to get elected to public office?".
Campbell Bannerman was a former Conservative Special Adviser to Northern Ireland Secretary Patrick Mayhew in the 1990s, before defecting to UKIP in 2004, and writing the bulk of their 2010 manifesto as Deputy Leader, which advocate limiting immigration down to 50,000 people a year, and included a five year freeze on permanent settlement.
Campbell - Bannerman - Conservatives - MEP - East
Campbell Bannerman returned to the Conservatives in 2011, and has been an MEP for the East of England since 2009.
Responding to a BuzzFeed News request for comment, Campbell Bannerman said that he believed those who shoed "extreme...
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