Mr McMillan-Scott, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, described Alan Johnston’s release as: "An enduring tribute to the sweetness of freedom, denied to his captors and the people of Gaza."
This is the man who, on returning - he styles himself as "the European Parliament vice-president responsible for the Arab world" - from a progress through Palestine boasted about the Hamas Green tie he had been given, and proudly wears at every opportunity. How he can conflate the captivity under permanent threat of death of the journalist to the situation in the West bank? The moral equivalence is disgraceful in the extreme.
MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, balls, MEP for Ramallah more like.