The EU wants Richard Williamson's scalp.
He is an easy way into something far more sinister.
Why should minimising the Holocaust be an offence, rather than simply an error to be corrected as such, when, say, minimising or denying the crimes of Chairman Mao is not? Surely not because an old Maoist turned rabid "free" marketeer and Bush supporter is President of the European Commission?
Numerous old officials of the Soviet Communist Party or its satellites hold office in Brussels.
At Strasbourg sit and vote members of avowedly Stalinist and Trotskyist parties.
And so on.
When old Stalinists, Trotskyists or Maoists simply change tactics and become rabid "free" marketeers and Bush supporters, as different means to the same old ends, then what always, always, always characterises their global view?
Bush and his Crazies may be gone. But Barroso is still there. Sarkozy is still there. Merkel is still there. Berlusconi is still there. Brown is still there.
The first did, and the others still do, lead (having largely or entirely created) movements of which the prototype, the godfather, the mothership is Likud.
Holocaust denial is not what this is really all about.
The real aim is to make any criticism of Israel a criminal offence.