March 03, 2004


Thanks to the latest EU law, Formula One boss Max Mosley is leaving London:

FIA president Max Mosley has revealed that he is to move to Monaco to avoid any possible problems following the introduction of the European Arrest Warrant, a new piece of EU legislation that could mean he could be imprisoned without trial if a driver was killed or seriously injured at a grand prix in Europe.

"As long as I am president of the FIA I will have to live in Monaco for my own safety and to avoid a law which is not sensible when applied to Formula One.

"If some local policy authority wants a scapegoat for an accident at a circuit they could easily come after me or Charlie Whiting [F1's racing director]. They can come after you in your own home - but not if I am in Monaco."

Wasn’t the EU meant to bring Europe together?

(Via Chris Howell)

Posted by Tim Blair at March 3, 2004 11:09 PM

Bananas. Don't forget the (possibly killer if the curve is wrong) bananas. It is the charge of the EU to protect all those dimbulb Europeans from themselves.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at March 4, 2004 at 12:14 AM

But it will bring Europe together, Tim. In Monaco! Gonna get crowded.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at March 4, 2004 at 01:19 AM

"But it will bring Europe together, Tim. In Monaco!...."

....or in prison!

Posted by: rinardman at March 4, 2004 at 08:13 AM

Monaco is not in Europe? Wasn't it the case that had Princess Grace not produced a male heir, the House of Grimaldi would have reverted back to France?

Posted by: Bruce Lagasse at March 4, 2004 at 09:01 AM

Hmm, let me get this right.

US imprisons alleged combatants without trial at Guantanamo - BAD

EU imprisons heads of corporations without trial if drivers die(even though the drivers accept the risk of what they do)- GOOD

Good thing I'm not a lefty. The gymnastics you have to do in order to maintain the party line would have me looking like a pretzel.b

Posted by: The Mongrel at March 4, 2004 at 11:12 AM

"Wasn’t the EU meant to bring Europe together?"

No! It's a job creation scheme for bEUrocrats.

Read and find out what tranzis have planned for you. EU first UN next.

Posted by: Rob Read at March 4, 2004 at 09:55 PM