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Guy Verhofstadt brands Tory Brexiteer ‘insane’ for suggesting some Remainers should be tried for treason

David Campbell Bannerman suggested treason laws should be updated to cover ‘extreme EU loyalty’

  • Jon Stone
  • Independent

The European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator has rebuked a British MEP after he suggested that Remainers who side with the EU over the UK should be tried for treason.

Ensan 1aGuy Verhofstadt said David Campbell Bannerman, a Tory, was trying to force his “narrow view” of national identity of the peoples of Europe and that the politician’s comments were “insane”.

Mr Campbell Bannerman was accused by one MP of “putting the knife into free speech” after demanding the…

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