Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:47 PM
In what was a foregone formality, the European Parliament voted to lift MEP Frank Vanheck's parliamentary immunity today. The vote was 564 Eurocrats for and 61 goog guys against--with 42 really tough hombres abstaining. Now, Belgium can now proceed with its show trial against Vanhecke on "racism" charges in order to strip this popular Flemish politician of the Vlaams Belang party of his "political rights"-- a common if totalitarian Belgian remedy to crush political dissent. Baron Bodissey has the update.