An East Midlands MEP is backing a campaign to ban Saudi
Arabian men from driving in the EU.
Conservative Roger Helmer is one of five members of the European
Parliament protesting against a law preventing women from driving in
If at least half of the 316 members sign the motion, it will become
a formal resolution of the parliament. Mr Helmer said: “The
nationals of authoritarian countries assume that they can come to
the West and enjoy our freedoms, while maintaining discrimination
and denying basic human rights at home.
“This initiative should help to convince them that freedom is a two-
way street and that their own people are also entitled to basic