From a UKIP press release:
“The death penalty should be re-introduced for some offenders, says one of UKIPs newest Euro-MPs, on the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last execution.”
Challenged over potential miscarriages of justice, Louise Bours MEP — who for some reason changed her name from the foreign-sounding ‘Van de Bours’ during her rise through the UKIP ranks — ranted on Granada News that hanging should be re-introduced for murderers “whose guilt is not in dispute”:
Bours claimed that “There has been no debate about capital punishment for a decade” and that “We should now debate this in parliament”. No debate … apart from the time Guido Fawkes’ hanging e-petition received widespread coverage in the national press.
It would likely have resulted in a Commons debate — had it not been struck off after it failed to garner the required number of signatures.