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:Feud grips new Tory Euro grouping
It was meant to be a brave new era of co-operation, but David Cameron's new European alliance now looks increasingly forlorn as his new allies traded insults with a Tory grandee.
After weeks of tension, Michal Kamiński, the Polish leader of the Conservatives' new grouping in the European Parliament, threatened legal action against Edward McMillan-Scott, a Tory MEP who has served for 25 years but who was thrown out of the party by Mr Cameron last week for accusing Mr Kamiński of being a racist.
:Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders on trial for anti-Muslim stance
'The Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders was greeted with applause from the public gallery as he faced court for the first day of his landmark trial on charges of inciting racial hatred against Muslims.
Mr Wilders, 46, sat impassively as his lawyer argued that the leader of the Freedom Party, which made big gains at last summer's European elections, had made his critical remarks about Islam in his role as an elected Member of Parliament.
Bram Moszkowicz said that Mr Wilders had a mandate to speak out against what he saw as the Islamisation of the Netherlands and argued that he had not discriminated against a specific national group, saving his attacks for the ideology of political Islam.'