9th October 2013: At the European Parliament in Strasbourg this afternoon, Andrew Brons had a second Blue Card question, this time to Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, during the debate on the rise of right-wing extremism.
(Mr. Lopez had said that a member of Golden Dawn had murdered the left-wing activist in Greece)
"I hold no brief for Golden Dawn. I have even less time for those who engage in political violence.
"However, Mr Lopez has, I believe, a legal background. Can he tell us whether there has been a change in the Greek legal system so that people are guilty until proven innocent?"
He did not answer the question which was, of course, rhetorical. Nor did he apologise for having assumed guilt before any trial.
He did say that the leadership of Golden Dawn would be tried for inciting the murder.
9th October 2013: This morning at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Andrew Bropns was unsuccessful in his Catch the Eye attempt to speak to during a debate on Syrian Refugees.
Had he been called to speak, Andrew would have said:
"This was not an autonomous disaster. It has been encouraged by some of Syria's neighbours: Saudi Arabia; Qatar; and Israel. They are motivated by Sunni sectarianism or hatred of Iran or, in the case of Israel, fulfilment of the Oded Yinnon plan* of destabilisation of Israel's Arab neighbours.
"It is true that the Ba'athist régime is anything but democratic but then nor are Saudi Arabia or Qatar. Syria is at least a secular state in which women and religious minorities - particularly Christians - are not subject to restrictions.
"The human tragedy is very serious but responsibility should be borne by Syria's most culpable neighbours. Let them foot the bill and let them act as hosts to the victims of this unnecessary conflict.
"Our responsibilities must be to push for a negotiated peace and to ensure that generous public donations go towards humanitarian relief and are not diverted into the hands of Islamist terrorists.
"It is not our responsibility to divert scarce resources away from the poor and homeless in the member states."
* Oded Yinnon is a journalist and was formerly attached to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. In 1982 he wrote an article for Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the World Zionist Organization. It was translated by Israel Shahak who is a liberal secular political thinker, author and civil rights activist, who wanted the world to know about the existence of this plan.
The Yinnon plan operates on two premises: to survive, Israel must become an imperial regional power and must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states.