Judges could be forced to bow to Sharia law in some divorce cases heard in Britain. An EU plan calls for family courts across Europe to hear cases using the laws of whichever country the couple involved have close links to. That could mean a court in England handling a case within the French legal framework, or even applying the laws of Saudi Arabia to a husband and wife living in Britain.
An ideal story for the Mail, combining as it does an appeal to anti-Muslim prejudice with hostility to the European Union. And of course it provokes the predictable outpouring of bigotry in the comments:
“This is the UK, obey our laws or get out.”
“Stop giving in to minority groups, and get out of the EU while we still have a country.”
“If they want it to be heard there then they should gave stayed there! What are these unelected EU idiots on?”
“Try to understand: this is the United Kingdom, not the Middle East.”
“Those who wish to live under Sharia Law have no place in the United Kingdom. EU Judges should therefore keep their Continental noses out of Britains affairs.”
“And New Labour scratches its head, wondering why people are voting for the BNP in droves.”