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R (Miller) -v- Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
03 November 2016

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"This may appear to be a debate about process, and the legal argument is complex, but in reality there is an important principle at stake.
Parliament voted to put the decision about our membership of the EU in the hands of the British people.
The people made their choice, and did so decisively.  It is the responsibility of the government to get on with the job
and to carry out their instruction in full.  MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided"
[Prime Minister Theresa May, 5th November 2016]

"But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget"
But the self-righteous, bullying, treasonous elites did forget, and now that time has come: the English have at last spoken,
and, so used to always getting their own way, many of these Remainers know only to stamp their feet and throw spoilt-brat tantrums.

 

 

General Discussions

Repeal ECA 1972 Now!  (13 December 2016)

"As Nigel Farage pointed out on QT on 8 December, the UK could leave the EU in two weeks. It is neither a complex nor a difficult thing to do. As he said, we simply tell them we are out, and offer a free trade deal. The way in which this should be done, however, is one of which the High Court would have approved. ... It will be recalled that Gina Miller's lawyers based their whole case in the ECA 1972..."

The Plot to Murder Brexit - Part II  (20 November 2016)

"Whatever the status of the prerogative there are also the logical implications of holding a referendum. Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the Act (316 for, 53 against) which authorised a referendum on EU membership. There was no question of it only being advisory because the Act which sanctioned the referendum contained no such clause and politicians during the campaign did not say it was only advisory ... Parliament surrendered its power to make decisions about leaving the EU after the Referendum Act was passed..."

The Concise Plain Man's Dictionary of Lefty Brexit Twaddle  (08 November 2016)

"Here is a short introduction to the marvellous, mystical language of the Left in the aftermath of the High Court decision. You will need the following notes to understand anything they say about Brexit..."

The Law Really Is an Ass If It Allows Brexit to Be Betrayed  (07 November 2016)

"Perhaps you weren't watching the TV news at 7.30am on June 24, the morning when those who had slept through the previous night's events awoke to realise we had voted to leave the EU. If you were, however, you will have seen the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn ... declaring that Article 50 ... should be invoked without delay ... The idea of immediate action to invoke Article 50 - without waiting for the passage of parliamentary approval - had also been the line taken by the leader of the Remain campaign, one David Cameron. ... No one, at the time, argued that Corbyn and Cameron were suggesting something unconstitutional. So what has changed?..."

Riots on the Streets is Wishful Thinking  (07 November 2016)

"When it comes to violent protest, it starts from London and is nearly always the domain of idiotic leftists. Self-entitled spoiled brats climbing famous monuments and defacing them or smashing the windows of Fortnum and Mason. It doesn't have an impact beyond cementing our collective view that the left are petulant and pathetic thugs. ... In truth, the average leave voter is far better than to go on the rampage. More likely they will simply hold on to that memory of betrayal and play the waiting game..."

Anti-Brexit Parties Could Lose 150 Seats at a General Election  (06 November 2016)

"Analysis of the demographic makeup of constituencies suggests that anti-Brexit parties could win 150 fewer seats than pro-Leave parties in a general election. Chris Hanretty, a political scientist at the UEA, estimates that had the EU referendum been carried out on a constituency level, then the Leave campaign would have won in 401 of 632 constituencies in England, Wales, and Scotland..."

David Dimbleby Is Aghast  (05 November 2016)

"There was a striking exchange on Thursday night's The One Show following the judges' ruling over Brexit:..."

Parliamentary Democracy Is An Obsolete Throwback  (05 November 2016)

"Isn't it interesting that politicians are now concerned with parliamentary sovereignty? For decades they have shown zero interest in what is done in our name by the EU, they have signed away powers without hesitation or scrutiny. Now when it comes to taking those powers back our MPs are in a full blown panic. Twitter is ablaze with the great and the good telling us earnestly that 'we live in a parliamentary democracy'.  The subtext is that 'we MPs have power over you and we want it to stay that way.'  And this is really what this is all about..."

No Harm in Making Our Feelings Known  (04 November 2016)

"We often remark that the public debate is a parallel universe that has no relation to the facts on the ground. ... But there are times when that debate in the parallel universe has real life consequence. Sometimes you have to go along with the make believe and make a bit of noise. Regardless of the technicalities and the process, this debate is all about signals and sentiment. What the average voter thinks of as the establishment is the high courts and parliaments, and the general signal they are receiving, with the aid of the BBC, is that the establishment is doing all it can to delay and possibly even prevent Brexit..."

Brexit Will Happen, Even If It Means Appointing 1,000 More Lords  (04 November 2016)

"Brexit will be achieved - even if it takes the creation of 1,000 new peers, a purge of the Europhiles, and a general election, a prominent Eurosceptic MP has vowed. ... The UK will leave the EU and this decision ought not to cause any delay. ... Rees-Mogg's avowal marks a note of confidence among Eurosceptics, which may be crucial if the Brexit process is not to become mired in process."

Terminating Treaty-Based UK Rights  (26 October 2016)

"At the centre of the Brexit litigation is a fallacious argument that fundamental constitutional principle forbids the executive from terminating treaty-based rights. The claimants [Miller/Mishcon] maintain that rights under the EU Treaties, treaties and rights which are incorporated into British law by the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA), are statutory rights enacted by Parliament. The claimants argue that it follows that the executive is unable to terminate the UK's adherence to those Treaties without the authority of a new Act of Parliament. But rights in EU law, enjoyed by persons in the UK because of the ECA, are not statutory rights enacted by Parliament..."

Democracy in the Dock  (24 October 2016)

"The High Court will soon deliver its judgement in the Brexit case that concluded last week. It's a case of constitutional significance, because the claimants are seeking to to block the government from triggering Article 50 - the process that initiates Britain's exit negotiations with the EU. They argue that the trigger can only be pulled following an act of parliament. The claimants are all opposed to leaving the EU, and they are well aware that parliament could then decide to delay the trigger, make it conditional, or even prevent it from being pulled at all..."

The Court Case About Article 50  (23 October 2016)

"The idea that the courts need to come to the aid of some members of the public because Parliament has decided not to debate and vote on a topic is bizarre. Surely if you want Parliament to debate and vote on something you lobby your MPs, you do not take up an expensive court action. There has been no vote to endorse an Article 50 letter so far for very good reasons..."

Legal Attempts to Stop Theresa May From Triggering Article 50 Risk Demeaning the Integrity of June's Referendum  (13 October 2016)

"Legal action on European treaties is nothing new, although previously, the cases brought have been aimed at blocking the adoption of new European Treaties via Crown prerogative, rather than withdrawing from them altogether. Legal buffs will note the irony of Lord Pannick QC as counsel for the claimants in this case, having previously fought against the adoption of the Maastricht Treaty ... The Government has been successful in defending its right to exercise Crown prerogative with regard to negotiating and signing treaties in each previous case, and the main thrust of its defence in this case ... again centres on Crown prerogative..."

Article 50 and Royal Prerogative  (13 October 2016)

"Speaking in the BBC's Week in Westminster programme on Radio 4 back in July this year, Lord Lisvane (previously Robert Rogers, the Clerk of the HoC) stated from his extensive constitutional and Parliamentary knowledge that: 'A notification under a treaty is a Royal Prerogative act.'  Triggering Article 50, which is a formal communication to the European Council stating the UK's intention to leave the EU, is a notification under a treaty..."

Overturning the Referendum  (No Date)

"Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers has drafted an open letter to the Prime Minister for which he has collected signatures from many other members of the Bar. This letter asserts that the referendum result is only 'advisory', claims that an Article 50 notification can only be given after there has been primary legislation, and calls for the whole Brexit process to be put on ice while a Royal Commission sits, to be followed by a Parliamentary free vote on Brexit..."

The Referendum Result is Binding  (No Date)

"The legal power to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union is in law a prerogative power vested in the Crown, which may be exercised by government ministers without the need for authorisation or consent from Parliament. ... Constitutionally the referendum result was decisive and binding and not just advisory.  The referendum result not merely authorises but positively mandates the government to exercise its legal power to give notice under Article 50..."

Lawyers for Britain

"Our membership of the EU is governed by the European treaties, the powers of the EU Court and its other institutions. As lawyers we have a duty to explain these complex issues so that the debate on EU membership and what now replaces it is conducted on the basis of reason and informed understanding. ... [T]he legal process by which Brexit will occur ... is governed by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. Preparations for exit involve the need to make changes to the UK's international treaty relationships and to its internal laws, as well as addressing the post-exit relationship between the UK and the remaining EU. We have published our step-by-step guidance to all the major aspects of this process in Brexit - How It Would All Work."

 

Gina Miller et al

Anti-Brexit Legal Bid To Block Boris Suspending UK Parliament Rejected By Court  (06 September 2019)

"The High Court has rejected a legal appeal launched by anti-Brexit lawfare activist Gina Miller ands supported by former PM John Major, after they attempted to block Boris Johnson from proroguing Parliament this month ... The decision by the High Court follows another decision against anti-Brexit complainants in Scotland this week, which sought but failed to achieve the same result. In normal times, Parliament would be Prorogued frequently - as often as once a year - but as Parliament has stalled on its attempts to block Brexit, the session has ground on ... the parliamentary session Miller attempted to take the government to court over terminating is now the longest in modern history, the last longest having taken placer around the English civil war..."

A Sovereign People Delegate To A Sovereign Parliament  (31 August 2019)

"The Brexit vote was based around the proposition that we the people need to take back control from Brussels of our laws, our borders and our money. Brexit voters wish to recreate a strong UK parliament, answerable to voters, with sovereign powers ... The Remain MPs just do not understand this central idea of people's sovereignty ... Now they are seeking to thwart popular sovereignty by appealing to our law courts ... The Gina Miller judgement created a costly delay in our departure from the EU - around 7bn of extra EU net budget contribution for starters. It required Parliament to legislate a decision it had already taken, the decision to send the Article 50 letter ... The legal challenge weakened Parliament by placing the Courts above Parliament in an important matter of political judgement. It is to be hoped that the courts this coming week understand it is not their role to tell parliament when to meet or what to debate..."

Gina Miller vs The People - Again  (15 July 2019)

"[Gina Miller] is the filthy-rich businesswoman who said the 2016 vote for Brexit made her feel 'physically sick' and who has devoted a massive amount of moral and financial energy to trying to thwart, block or dilute that vote. And all the while she has been effusively cheered by those entitled sections of society who cannot comprehend why 'low information' plebs - that's you and me - were entrusted with the decision about the EU in the first place. Ms Miller's latest anti-democratic ruse is to threaten to take the government to court if it even thinks about strongarming parliament into accepting a No Deal Brexit ... The arrogance is astounding. Where does such a colossal sense of entitlement come from? Imagine being just one person and yet presuming the right to prevent a PM who represents a mass political party from acting on the will of millions of people. Such conceit, such political hubris, will be alien to the vast majority of us who understand that democracy is about debate and argument in the public sphere, not money-lubed court cases designed to tie the hands of government. There is a deep irony here:..."

The War of Attrition on Brexit  (05 December 2016)

"The reason all 11 Supreme Court judges are hearing this appeal, the reason these judges, who no one knew from Adam a few weeks ago, are plastered across every newspaper, the reason the Supreme Court is expecting a packed house and has even readied two video-linked spill-over rooms, is because this is quite clearly not just about 'process', as the cash-stuffed claimant Gina Miller put it last month. This is about frustrating, delaying, smashing Brexit. This is about people who were made 'physically sick' by the Leave vote trying to stop is from being upheld..."

Using the Law As A Weapon Against the People  (30 November 2016)

"The legal coups against Brexit continue ... The legal turn against the public is astonishing. There can now be little doubt that the law is being deployed as a weapon by a well-connected elite in order to frustrate the will of the people. ... The lawyers, commentators and MPs trying to scupper Brexit simply cannot handle the fact that Leave voters profoundly reject the status quo. And they did so in full knowledge of what they were doing..."

The Plot to Murder Brexit - Part I  (19 November 2016)

"The remainers are intent on murdering Brexit through the political equivalent of death by a thousand cuts. Delay is their great ally and there are plenty of individuals - politicians, mediafolk, academics, lobbyists, pressure groups, businessmen and much of the rest of the amorphous mass of the Great and the Good - who are willing to play the role of Quislings in the service of the EU..."

Blocking Brexit Will Create the Real Hostility  (14 November 2016)

"It's no surprise Gina Miller fought to delay the triggering of Article 50. She was a staunch Remainer before the Referendum, and a wealthy member of the liberal elite. Miller claims it was all about democracy. Why then, does she have such a problem with referenda, the democratic way of voting on a single issue? As we expect, it's more about politics and self-interest than about democracy. We continue to hear the same condescending rhetoric we heard before the Referendum. Remainers think they know best, and they will go to any lengths to defy the will of the British people..."

The Remainers Are Making an Ass of the Law; This Cannot End Well  (07 November 2016)

"Quite the most nauseating thing about the Remainers' anti-Brexit campaign so far - worse than the lies, worse than the bullying, worse even than their outrageous refusal to accept the referendum result - is the sanctimonious way they're now draping themselves in the flag of patriotism, sovereignty, and due process..."

The Fight for Brexit is a Fight for Democracy  (07 November 2016)

"Calmly but urgently, we need  to recognise the seriousness of what happened in Britain last week. Courtesy of a court case brought by rich, angry supporters of keeping Britain in the EU, Brexit is no longer the property of the people. Instead it's been handed over to a political class largely hostile to it. It has been made subject to the narrow machinations of a political and media elite who have made no secret of their loathing for it, and for those who voted for it..."

Farage Tells Anti-Brexit Activist "What Part of 'Leave' Don't You Understand?"  (06 November 2016)

"Mr Farage accused Gina Miller, a private financier, of being part of 'moneyed elite' that wants to betray the wishes of the British people who voted to leave the EU in June. 'I have seen this happen all over Europe. I've seen the Danes forced to vote again, the Irish forced to vote again, the Dutch and French ignored. There is a political and wealthy ruling elite who are not prepared to accept the democratic result of referendums'..."

Our Voices Have Been Silenced by the Exploitative Elite  (06 November 2016)

"Brexit will assuredly be achieved, ... But this largely unwanted and totally unwarranted delay may also create months of economic turmoil... and, yes, this is exactly the outcome that many Remainers hoped would result from the Brexit vote itself. Their palpable disappointment that Osborne's fiscal Armageddon didn't occur, and the acrid stench of sour grapes that have wafted over the minimal disruption that has followed, has been one of the saddest and most anti-British displays of petulance ... What is even more disturbing is that the prime movers behind this legal ruling are the most insidious of all the elites in this country..."

Brexit - Burned by Soros  (04 November 2016)

"So who is behind this stall? Mz Gina Miller - an investment manager, Deir Dos Santos - a hairdresser, and the People's Challenge group, set up by Graham Pigney, an expat living in France, and backed by a crowd-funding campaign. Not exactly a stellar bunch of heavy weights... Who is Gina Miller?..."

The Brexit Legal Challengers Should Drop the Embarrassing Facade That They Are All About Defending Parliamentary Sovereignty  (04 November 2016)

"'Process not politics' was the smug refrain from lead claimant Gina Miller as she gleefully toured the TV studios, insisting that this case was 'nothing to do with leaving the EU' and entirely 'about protecting our parliamentary sovereignty'.  Naturally, the fact that the case was brought by a coterie of embittered Remainers was completely coincidental, as was Miller feeling 'physically sick' the day after the referendum, before suddenly developing an entirely unrelated and apolitical interest in the finer points of constitutional law..."

Lefty Lunacy: Pro-EU Poster Girl 'Sickened' by Democracy  (04 November 2016)

"The face of yesterday's High Court revolt against democracy has said that 17.4 million people voting for Brexit made her 'physically sick'. Gina Miller brought the case which sought to blow up Brexit with the help of several sore losers including a Portuguese hairdresser. The Labour supporter was 'absolutely stunned' as to why the British people were sick and tired of being lectured to by the snotty elites. This public school educated, Guyana-born Remoaner, married to her multi-millionaire financier husband, is the perfect poster girl for the pampered 48 per cent. And they wonder why ordinary Brits voted to leave."

Parliament VS the People...  (03 November 2016)

"The BBC have found a new heroine. Gina Miller - she who brought the legal challenge to Brexit. The atrocious decision by the High Court to subvert the will of 17.4m people democratically expressed on June 23rd has warmed BBC hearts and all of a sudden it is supporting the notion that 'Parliamentary Sovereignty' must be respected at all costs..."

 

Parliament

UK Parliament Set to Back PM's Brexit Timetable  (07 December 2016)

"The British parliament was set to back PM Theresa May's Brexit timetable on Wednesday after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the government's strategy to leave the EU..."

ShowDown: May Calls Snap Article 50 Vote Forcing Europhiles' Hands  (07 December 2016)

"The HofC is set for a showdown this evening, as the government has forced a vote indicating that parliament supports the invoking if Article 50 by the end of March. The vote effectively forces the hands of the Europhiles who have hinted that could rebel against invoking Article 50, against the wishes of the British people..."

Brexit Case is Threat to Democracy  (06 December 2016)

"Treaty changes have long been left to Ministerial prerogative by parliament for the simple reason that you cannot handle a negotiation successfully with 650 different voices all setting out a position. As this week's Opposition motion sates, it does not help for Parliament to demand that government reveals its bargaining and fall back positions..."

An Amended Speech for Parliament to Take Back Control  (16 November 2016)

"I have reworked some remarks I made in parliament recently. It is background to the current debate about whether Parliament should immediately get on and approve a short Bill to send the Article 50 letter, or whether the government should seek to reverse the strange decision by the High Court of England..."

PM Warns MPs Against Blocking Brexit  (06 November 2016)

"'The result was clear. It was legitimate. MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided. Now we need to turn our minds to how we get the best outcome for our country'..."

The Government Has A Plan. Why Do Labour Claim Parliament Is Not Allowed to Debate Brexit?  (05 November 2016)

"If the Opposition wanted a vote on sending an Article 50 letter they can have one on any Opposition day they like. The fact that the Opposition have chosen not to hold a vote on Article 50 implies they accept it and realise the government has to send one. We don't need lawyers to give MPs the right to talk about or vote on anything they like! It's up to the Opposition to say what they are going to do..."

Does Parliament Have the Right to Block 'Advice' From the Referendum Result?  (01 September 2016)

"Legally Parliament is said to be 'sovereign' and can pass any legislation it wishes, but as we've witnessed with the advent of the ECA1972 and EU membership, parliament is obliged to take the 'advice' from the European Commission to pass into law legislation, EU Directives, EU regulations, ECJ decisions and other legal acts relating to EU treaties and international agreements..."

 

The High Court

The Article 50 Case Shows How the EU Has Poisoned British Law  (07 December 2016)

"A new reality TV show has gripped the nation ... this legal drama concerns the application brought by an investment manager and a hairdresser to prevent the Government exercising the UK's right to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on EU. On November 3, the divisional court ... ruled that prior parliamentary approval was required for this. In essence their argument ran as follows:..."

The Duplicity of Quisling Judges: The High Court Brexit Case  (10 November 2016)

"People who have spent all their political lives undermining the sovereignty of this country and its Parliament are now appealing to the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty to delay and frustrate the exit of this country from the EU ... They have now been joined by senior judges [one of whom] is a founder member of the European Law Institute, an organisation set up for the 'enhancement of European legal integration'; that is, the ever increasing subjection of our law to the laws of the EU.  Surely he must be aware of the principle that no man should be a judge in his own cause..."

The Errors of the High Court Judgement About Article 50  (08 November 2016)

"This was a most unfortunate case ... In the past Courts have been rightly wary of presuming to tell Parliament what it should and should not do. Of course courts need to be vigilant and active over possible abuses of power by government. It is not, however, their job to tell parliament what it should debate and what it should vote on. ... As the judges wished to trespass into this territory they should have acquainted themselves better with parliamentary procedure and the recent parliamentary timetable..."

Why We Respect the Law in a Democracy  (07 November 2016)

"Respecting the law does not mean, however, that we have to respect all lawyers and judges all the time, or refrain from commenting on what they do. ... there have to be occasions when individual judges and judgements can be criticised or debated for what has been said and done. ... When judges decide to step into the highly political territory as they have done with the recent judgement of the High Court on how to proceed over our relationship with the EU, they must expect to become involved in a heated, public debate. ... It is also reasonable in a free society to explore the backgrounds and motivations of judges making highly political decisions..."

Senior Judges Linked to Pro-EU Group Whose Boss Called for MPs to Block Brexit  (06 November 2016)

"Further doubt has been cast on the impartiality of the Lord Chief Justice, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd, ... Previously best known for having condemned Sergeant Alexander Blackman or 'Marine A' - to eight years behind bars, fresh questions were raised about the baron's judgment when he was revealed as a founder-member of the controversial European Law Institute..."

The Article 50 Case  (05 November 2016)

"The first thing to be said about the decision of the Divisional Court in R (On the Application of Gina Miller and Deir Tozetti Dos Santos) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the EU [2016] EWHC 2768 is that, with respect, it is wrong. For the avoidance of doubt, that observation is made after a close study of the judgment, which refers to two cases in which I was involved as counsel. ... The government has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court, ... Lord Neuberger ... has very properly directed that the appeal will be heard by the entire court. Ms Miller's, with respect, pathetic demand that the government accept the decision has been treated with the contempt it deserves. No government is obliged to accept a decision by the lower courts with which it disagrees let alone on a matter of such importance as an attempt to prevent UK withdrawal from the EU and which is so obviously wrong..."

This Is A Coup, A Victory for Enemies of Democracy  (04 November 2016)

"Yesterday's decision by three unelected judges to side with the sore losers who want to scupper Britain's departure from the EU is a constitutional outrage. It is a victory for for vested interests and the enemies of democracy. ... If the roles were reversed there would be riots in the streets..."

Judicial Review - Round One  (04 November 2016)

"If you really think about it - and I concede that I hadn't so far given it any great thought - the Article 50 judicial review had to go before the Supreme Court for the judgement to be final, paving the way for Brexit to continue without further interruption. Since a judicial review must initially be heard in the High Court - and the plaintiffs might not have appealed if they had been struck down - the best way of ensuring that the case went beyond the first round was to ensure that the initial decision went against the Government. And if anyone thinks that the Courts are objective seekers after the truth, and will find according to the fact, they are away with the fayries. At this level, 'justice' is about making sure the establishment prevails, and this is decided long before any lawyer starts addressing a judge..."

Let Parliament Vote For an Article 50 Letter  (04 November 2016)

"The court case made for convoluted and anti democratic reading. The vote of the people was only mentioned at the end, and dismissed for no good reason as advisory. Did they not read the Hansards where the PM and other Ministers stressed the people were to decide? Did they not read the leaflets sent by the government to each household with Parliament's approval and using public money voted by parliament to pay for them? These leaflets all said we, the people, were making the decision..."

A Deeply Troubling and Wrong-Headed Decision  (04 November 2016)

"On 3rd November 2016 the Divisional Court handed down its judgement in R (Miller) - V - Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin). The court has, to the surprise of most informed observers, decided that it is outside the prerogative powers of the Crown for notice to be given under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to withdraw from the EU. In reaching this decision, the judgement has overturned the accepted understanding abut the respective power of the Crown on the international plane to accede to and withdraw from international treaties..."

Why High Court Got Brexit Decision Wrong  (04 November 2016)

"In its controversial ruling on Brexit, the High Court misunderstood the relationship between parliamentary sovereignty and the status that parliament had granted to the referendum. This ruling can and must be overturned. Here's how..."

Farage Slams 'Unelected Judges', Will Resume 'Full-Time Campaigning' If Brexit Blocked  (04 November 2016)

"On Thursday, the High Court ruled that the government must give parliament the final say on Brexit negotiations and the question of whether the UK pushes for a 'soft Brexit' or 'hard Brexit' - outside the Single Market with full border controls..."

Thank Goodness For Our High Court Judges, Eh, Friends!  (04 November 2016)  :-)

"Hello friends, And I expect that you were all as thrilled as I was by the decision of Our High Court yesterday, which was surely the most joyful day for those of us in the Remain camp since that literally dark day of June 23rd, when a tiny handful of 17,410,742 bigots - who literally represented absolutely nobody but themselves - viciously voted against Our EU!  Thank goodness for Our High Court's principled stance against Hard-Right Mob Rule, eh friends! We really cannot have incredibly complicated decisions, e.g. on who governs us, to be made by an ignorant rabble of uneducated racists..."

Well, That Didn't Last Long, Did It?  (04 November 2016)

"An Open Letter to the Prime Minister.  Dear Mrs May, Your Conservative Government, albeit with whatshisname at the helm, spent 9 million making the case for the UK to remain governed by the European Commission. Indeed, your Government and the Conservative Party bet the farm on the British people toeing the line and voting in favour of the UK evolving into a vassal state of what is planned to be the United States of Europe..."

Article 50 Judge Founded EU Integration Group  (03 November 2016)

"It has emerged [that] Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd - the UK's Lord Chief Justice - was a founding member of the European Law Institute, which says it works towards the 'enhancement of European legal integration'..."

That Constitutional Crisis I predicted in June Has Now Arrived. Enjoy  (03 November 2016)

"Leave aside whether you or I are annoyed by the High Court's judgement on Article 50, or think it perverse according to law. Are you really surprised by it? I am not..."

Establishment v. People: A Provocation Too Far  (03 November 2016)

"Parliament v. People is the true title of the legal case heard in the High Court today, in which three judges ruled that 650 individuals had the right to frustrate the wishes of 17.4 million voters. The official term for this pyramid of oligarchic control by a tiny, privileged minority is parliamentary democracy. ... During the past half-century the twin enforcement instruments of unpopular liberalism have been the courts and the legislature, increasingly unrepresentative of the national will..."

Article 50: Down With This Legal Coup Against the Masses  (03 November 2016)

"Today's High Court ruling that Article 50 should not be triggered by the government but rather must be mulled over and decided on by MPs is being presented as a mere technical decision. ... This court action, and the glee it's being greeted with by media and political haters of Brexit, is 100 per cent political, to its core. It's motivated far less by a love for legally clean procedure than by a naked disdain for ordinary people and our democratic authority..."

The Great British Betrayal: Brexiteers May Need to Take to the Streets to Ensure We Leave  (03 November 2016)

"This mornings Britain's High Court ruled that the government must consult the British Parliament before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning Britain's exit from the European Union. The ruling is wrapped in irony. The irony of a High Court still subservient to Brussels demanding that an un-sovereign parliament, which Brexiteers wish to be sovereign, vote on whether that Court remains subservient or not, while we Leave campaigners fear the actions of the parliament we want to be sovereign..."

High Court Judgement a Political Not a Legal Decision  (03 November 2016)

"This judgement is a political decision by part of the establishment that wants to thwart the will of the British people in the Referendum. Part of the reasoning of the Court is that triggering Article 50 'will inevitably effect the changing of domestic law.'  However, this is precisely the argument for why they cannot make this ruling..."

UK High Court in Direct Attack on Democracy Over Brexit  (03 November 2016)

"The High Court has ruled that democracy must not be allowed to prevail without elite sanction. ... We do not accuse the High Court of having taken bribes. However, judges have friends/family/business partners, within the crony system. Within that crony system, support mechanisms are clear, and, in our opinion, corrupt. The High Court, in our honest opinion, has attacked British democracy in a way that disgraces the British state, and the rule of law..."

The People v the Judges  (03 November 2016)

"The judges of the High Court have shown their contempt for the verdict of the people and have accepted the arguments of those trying to delay and frustrate the deliverance of this country from its subjection, by insisting that the government cannot execute the people's decision without first seeking parliamentary approval ... This judgement can only confirm suspicions that ill-intentioned people in positions of power are attempting to subvert the democratic vote. We hope that the judges of the Supreme Court will recognise the will of the people and the expressed intention of Parliament itself in the European Union Referendum Act 2015."

Government Loses Article 50 Court Fight  (03 November 2016)

"If parliament does get a vote on Article 50, I doubt that it would vote it down: the public voted for Brexit in a referendum, after all. But I suspect that parliament would demand far more detail of the government's negotiating objectives than it is currently prepared to give. ... If the government were to lose again in the supreme court, the Royal prerogative would have been substantially weakened. Politically, it would have been far more sensible for the government to have asked parliament months ago to approve the PM triggering Article 50 at a moment of her choice."

Peer Says UK Is No Longer a Democracy of the People  (03 November 2016)

"The Independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has described the ruling by three High Court judges that the decision to trigger Article 50 must be voted in by parliament as a 'body blow to Brexit which confirms that the UK is no longer a democracy of the people because their decisions can be overruled by an arrogant, self-serving elite'..."

Article 50 Decision Risks Provoking Huge Public Anger  (03 November 2016)

"Following the High Court decision calling for a parliamentary vote on the triggering of Article 50, Nigel Farage said, 'I worry that a betrayal may be near at hand ... I now fear that e very attempt will be made to block or delay the triggering of Article 50. If this is so, they have no idea of the level of public anger they will provoke."

Government Must Ask Parliament to Trigger Article 50, High Court Rules  (03 November 2016)

"The government must consult parliament before invoking Article 50, the High Court has ruled. The court ruled that PM Theresa May does not have the authority too use the Royal Prerogative to invoke the EU divorce process..."

 

The Supreme Court

The War of Attrition on Brexit  (05 December 2016)

"The reason all 11 Supreme Court judges are hearing this appeal, the reason these judges, who no one knew from Adam a few weeks ago, are plastered across every newspaper, the reason the Supreme Court is expecting a packed house and has even readied two video-linked spill-over rooms, is because this is quite clearly not just about 'process', as the cash-stuffed claimant Gina Miller put it last month. This is about frustrating, delaying, smashing Brexit. This is about people who were made 'physically sick' by the Leave vote trying to stop is from being upheld..."

UK Supreme Court to Hear Historic Brexit Case  (05 December 2016)

"The British government will on Monday seek to overturn a ruling that it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a highly-charged case in Britain's highest court. For the first time ever, all 11 Supreme Court judges will convene for the four day-day hearing which threatens to upset May's timetable for leaving the EU..."

Lawyers for Britain to Apply to Intervene in the Supreme Court  (No Date)

"Having reviewed the Judgement of the Divisional Court and the arguments presented by the parties, Lawyers for Britain have decided to apply to the Supreme Court for permission to intervene in the appeal as an organisation seeking to make submissions in the public interest. We have formally notified the parties to the appeal of our intention to apply, and will shortly lodge our formal application with the Court..."

When Is a Conflict of Interest Not a Conflict of Interest?  (28 November 2016)

"There has been a good deal of comment recently about the coming Supreme Court case regarding Article 50. I thought it might be worth looking at the background to see if it illuminates the current situation..."

The Supreme Court Judge's Speech That Makes Me Fear Brexit Could Be Bogged Down for Years  (17 November 2016)

"The judges' defenders argued passionately that their lordships' ruling - which could delay the beginning of the withdrawal procedure by several months and even water down the terms on which we leave - was utterly impartial. We were told that they were simply interpreting the law in a wholly non-political way ... the learned judges were godlike creatures far above the realm of politics ... to criticise what they had said was somehow subversive of the rule of law and in some way 'anti-democratic'..."

 

YouTubes and Videos

YOUTUBE:  The Brexit Betrayal  (05 December 2016)  [NB: Some bad language]

"The political class is doing everything to sabotage Brexit. Will we let them?"

YOUTUBE:  Brexit Article 50 ... Jacob Rees Mogg and Liz Kendal  (26 November 2016)  [First 15 minutes of video]

"...I think that [Nigel Farage] is right to say that there will be extraordinary public anger and distress if a referendum vote is not carried through. That would be a real challenge to our constitutional system; if it doesn't work well enough to ensure the referendum result is implemented. But my expectation is that the result of the referendum will go through, and this will not arise..."

YOUTUBE:  The Great Brexit Betrayal  (06 November 2016)

"A frank discussion on the state of Brexit and an expose of those who seek to block the will of the British public by preventing Britain from leaving the EU."

YOUTUBE:  Message to Brexit Busters  (05 November 2016)

"What's this I hear about some woman named Gina Miller from Guyana who has persuaded the British Supreme [sic] Court to enforce the government to hold a parliamentary debate and vote on Brexit?! And why is the Lord Chancellor (of the HoL) siding with a bunch of judges who in turn have sided with this Gina Miller? In short - why is the British voter being insulted and ignored? Why are some embittered pro-EU individuals - including a great many politicians and journalists and the BBC - hell-bent on overturning the EU referendum result?..."

YOUTUBE:  Gerard Batten Destroys all the Legal Arguments for Brexit Legal Challenge  (04 November 2016)

"They're quite wrong in law ... Every treaty that we've entered into since we've joined the EU has been signed and entered into by the Government under the Royal Prerogative, which means that Parliament wasn't consulted. I didn't notice any of these people complaining in the last 40 years when that happened, and now that the Government wants to use the same mechanism to say that it's rescinding the treaty, they suddenly find fault with that. This is clearly established in legal judgements when people have challenged treaties..."

YOUTUBE:  MP Ian Duncan Smith Explains Absurd High Court Judgement  (04 November 2016)

"A good clarification and warning [about] how the remoaner MPs in the [Houses of] Parliament might try of undermine Brexit."

YOUTUBE:  The #Brexit Sabotage Begins  (04 November 2016)

"So, I didn't see this coming. Oh wait. Yes I did. This was the kind of inevitable, wasn't it? We were perhaps too premature in our celebrations following the Brexit Referendum victory ... So you mean there's now going to be an extra, unnecessary level of bureaucracy before the UK can leave the EU? Well, that's exactly what I would expect from a Government that was in favour of the UK remaining in the EU in the first place..."

YOUTUBE:  Nigel Farage Expresses His Disgust at Article 50 High Court Ruling  (04 November 2016)

"UKIP leader Nigel Farage condemns the decision by the High Court that requires MP approval to trigger Article 50."

YOUTUBE:  Brexit Challenge: Court Ruling is Voter Betrayal  (03 November 2016)

"What the Court has ruled is that we must hand back the decision-making process to the very people that signed us up to the European Project in the first place. And while constitutionally this may be correct, because the referendum was legally advisory, ... in terms of political morality Parliament should want the will of the people to be carried out..."

 

The Battle is Fierce, Friends

"Many analogies were made before the referendum about the children of Israel crying out to God for deliverance from Egypt.

"Well, I am reminded that after they had been released, that wasn't the end of the matter:

'and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?".'

"Sound familiar?  The whole force of Egypt went out after these freed people, determined to bring them back under their power.  [Pharaoh] pursued them and suddenly [the people of Israel] found they were left with nowhere to turn;  with the Red Sea before them and the power of Egypt behind them, seeking to bring them back under their control.

"When faced with this, the people then turned on Moses as the one who had brought them out, because the situation seemed so dire;  they then wanted to go back under the power from which they had been delivered:

'Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians. For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.'

"However: 'Moses said unto the people, "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show you today ... The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace".'

"I don't think this was an instruction not to pray, but rather to not talk against Moses and what God had done.

'And the LORD said unto Moses, "Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they may go forward".'

"The way forward may seem unclear to us, but we know for sure, God can direct our paths if we seek His direction.

"Whatever people say and do in the coming days, let us pray for God's direction and for His decision to stand"

[IFB, July 2016]

 

Liberty: the Battle for the Very Soul of Britain

The following is an extended extract from Battle for the Very Soul of Britain

"Nine hundred and fifty years ago, between two hillocks at Hastings, an Anglo-Saxon king took an arrow in his eye and England surrendered her independence. That was our last - should I say most recent? - defeat on home soil. King Harold's forces fought valiantly but they had been exhausted by two earlier battles ... A shrewd and ruthless Frenchman, Guillaume of Normandy, seized power and London's Witan parliament was never heard of again. ...

"I have been contemplating poor King Harold a fair amount recently. ... As a schoolboy I visited the northern French town of Bayeux to see [the] tapestry and remember a sting of sorrow as I saw the needlework images of vanquished Anglo-Saxons. It was always the same when I read history yarns about British chieftain Caractacus fighting the Romans on his hilltop and later being paraded in Rome as a chained captive; or gallant ... Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni tribe, charging towards the Roman lines in her chariot ... In such accounts, I always rooted for the Brits. ... I always wanted the dwellers of our dank and foggy, sea-set isle to seize the day. Was it a nascent sketchwriter's innate bias or inherited love of country from my fiercely patriotic parents? Was that love wrong? Is that love wrong? I still feel that way.

"The likes of Mr Cameron and his fellow Europhiles ... presumably feel something different when they look at the Bayeux tapestry. I suppose they experience  a glow of quiet satisfaction that William and his forces of European integration over came the locals. ... A deep-rooted part of me rebels against that. ... I grieve for the freedoms that were squashed. And I feel just the same when I look at an castle built by English lords to crush dissent in Scottish and Welsh territory. My sympathies lie with the invaded. ...

"Hereward the Wake [a] Lincolnshire freeman ... had his lands taken by the Normans and decided to do something about it. For a few years after 1066, Hereward and his small army operated out of the Cambridgeshire town of Ely, then an island. They were beaten only after a treacherous monk showed the Normans one of the secret paths to Ely through the Fenland marshes. ... Almost a millennium after the event, I feel a lively indignation on Hereward's behalf. What a cur that monk was to betray him. What if Hereward had continued to oppose William? Could he have combined with the still unconquered Celts and Northumbrians to drive out the 'ingengas'? Or was Norman rule as inevitable as supporters of the EU now say their governing body is inevitable? As for that treacherous monk, was he a sort of Roland Rudd of his day ... the City PR smoothie pulling strings for the Remain camp? ...

"My support for Hereward may reflect a surfeit of foolish romanticism. But it may also echo enduring truths about the importance of self-determination and of remaining true to one's ancestral heritage. For what are we if we deny the past? What is the point of being British if we are not able to say who governs us? And let there be no doubt: if we vote to stay ion the EU, we will not be able to dislodge the elite that runs Brussels. They will be impervious to our democratic disapproval. They will be as safe as William and his shaven-headed Normans were in their mighty castle keeps. ...

"The Leave campaign ... has urged voters to quit the EU for a range of reasons ... Hereward the Wake ... would have heard Vote Leave talk of how we must 'take control' and would surely have thought 'I don't really want control - I want liberty.' ...

"It would obviously be good for us to retrieve national control of trade decisions, tax matters, ... immigration policy ... But where is the optimism in Leave's campaign? Where is the appeal to something more positive, more human, more ardent? The hearts of Hereeward the Wake and his 'green men' would have burned for something greater; something more essential. You could call it self-determination or independence but it is basically the right to plant your feet on the clifftops of Kent, raise your eyes to the cloud-scudding sky, and relish your ancient liberty as a free-born Briton. ...

"I think of my grandfathers. One was wounded three times on the Western Front in World War I. The other landed in Normandy - Normandy! - just before D-Day to clear the beaches of mines. They fought for king and country, yes, but they fought most of all for an idea: freedom. The days of ancestral sword and scramasax may have passed but that powerful notion of liberty, the spirit of British dissent which flared so wonderfully in the East Anglian fens 950 years ago, must never be allowed to die. Without it, we would be an island without pride, an island shorn of soul"

[End of Extract]

 

Norman and Saxon

"'My son,' said the Norman Baron, 'I am dying, and you will be heir to all the broad acres in England that William gave me for my share
when we conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is. But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:

"The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite. But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own, and grumbles, 'This isn't fair dealing,' my son, leave the Saxon alone.

"You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your Picardy spears; But don't try that game on the Saxon; you'll have the whole brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the country to the poorest chained serf in the field, they'll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise, you will yield.

"But first you must master their language, their dialect, proverbs and songs. Don't trust any clerk to interpret when they come with the tale of their wrongs.
Let them know that you know what they're saying; let them feel that you know what to say. Yes, even when you want to go hunting, hear 'em out if it takes you all day.

"They'll drink every hour of the daylight and poach every hour of the dark. It's the sport not the rabbits they're after (we've plenty of game in the park).
Don't hang them or cut off their fingers. That's wasteful as well as unkind, for a hard-bitten, South-country poacher makes the best man-at-arms you can find.

"Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and funeral and feasts. Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish priests.
Say 'we', 'us' and 'ours' when you're talking, instead of 'you fellows' and 'I'. Don't ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell 'em a lie!"

[Poem by Rudyard Kipling]

 

The Tower of Babel: EU / UN / NWO

"These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.  And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 10:32-11:9).

 

 

"The Queen's Majesty hath the chief power in this realm of England and other her dominions, unto whom the chief government of all estates in this realm,
whether they be ecclesiastical or civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not nor ought to be subjected to any foreign jurisdiction"
[The Thirty Nine Articles of Religion ... as by Law Established, Article 37, quoted at
source].

"And I do declare that no Foreign Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction
Power Superiority Preeminence or Authority Ecclesiastical or Spiritual within this Realm.  So help me God"
[The Bill of Rights, 1689, Costin & Watson, The Law & Working of the Constitution, Documents 1660-1914]

"It was one of the cleverest strokes of those who took us into the EEC in 1972 to invent a sort of mutated, cancerous form of parliamentary sovereignty
in order to destroy the essence and reality of that sovereignty and to make Queen, Lords, Commons, and People into subjects of a foreign power, now the EU.
Ministers who, as Privy Counsellors, had assented by their most solemn oath to maintain the sovereignty of the Crown against all foreign powers whatsoever,
initiated, maintained, and deepened that subjection over forty years.  The people have now democratically and finally rejected this process"
[Edward Spalton, Chairman, Campaign for an Independent Britain]


 

 

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