"Hooray! The very existence of this group in the European Parliament, while it may have represented some citizen's views, was a blot on democracy.
"It came into being with the agreement of just one UK MEP, Ashley Mote*, who was also the final member necessary to meet the Parliament's rules. It claimed to stand for family and European Christian values, but its break-up, as a result of prejudice against national and minority groups, shows it stood for nothing of the kind. I hope that there will be no support for such groups, which preach bigotry and hatred, in the next European elections in 2009."
*Ashley Mote is now serving a prison sentence for benefit fraud.