Godfrey Bloom says demands from EU to hand over driver details should be resisted
Demands from the EU to hand over the personal details of every motorist in the country must be strongly resisted, the region's MEP has said.
Godfrey Bloom, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, said: "Theresa May has not yet implemented this Orwellian diktat and she certainly should not do so.
"Brussels may well be threatening to levy fines totalling millions of pounds if we don't do as they instruct but we must stand firm and refuse to be bullied," said Mr Bloom.
Eurocrats are demanding that the 26 police forces across the EU should have access to the personal details of every motorist in Britain and foreign police also want open access to the UK's national DNA database and fingerprint records.
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Mr Bloom added: "Handing over the DVLA database containing details of 38 million drivers is a recipe for disaster.
"Not all these countries have such high police standards as the UK and it is not difficult to foresee incorrect details being input into computer systems.
"Innocent motorists could then have enormous trouble proving their innocence.
"And I am very concerned about checks against our DNA data base as some European countries have high error rates which checking such samples.
"Innocent British citizens have already been seized under European Arrest Warrant legislation for crimes allegedly committed abroad.
"If this goes through the likelihood of such miscarriages of justice will only increase.
"It is thanks to the Labour government in 2008 who signed up to this Prum Treaty that our civil liberties are further at risk.
"Our current government must not implement it."