I was a revolutionary, innocent less informed 22 year old when in 1972 Ted Heath and the Conservative Government took us into the Common Market. Enthusiasm for people unity and greater interactivity allowed me to accept much that was touted as good for us all. There was no referendum. There was and still is no written UK Constitution. There was always a gentleman’s agreement constitution available to misrepresentation and convenient reinterpretation. No one was asked to democratically vote on whether to go into this arrangement or remain a so called sovereign state.
Only after Labour and Harold Wilson came to power was a referendum called as to whether we stay in or get out. Sound familiar? With a 52.1% stay and 47.9% get out vote the ‘Remainers’ had it in 1975. How similar these percentages are when 2016 vote is laid alongside it in mirror image.
Yet these similarities both rest on tenets of non sovereign machinations. The referenda held were, against the British way of governance, both held and accepted as advisory votes, yet touted as binding to those that knew little, having no legal necessity to be upheld or honoured. As long as the powers that be were satiating their own needs through the Emperor’s new clothes of referenda it all was sold down to the people as constitutional and democratic. Both these words being as abused as they always have been down the ages. It can be argued, we in the UK have never truly had a constitution nor a true democracy. The latter will engage screams of BS from so many who have been trained, taught and led to believe that it was that very democracy that laid our foundations and exceptional prowess as a nation going on to be fed to the world.
The cry “Magna Carta laid it down well and good for us all” is as sacred a chant as any religious fervour or tenet could be. Yet in truth most everything laid down in that historic charter has been ploughed, harrowed and decimated to merely remain a museum piece for us to gloat over, glorify, and make believe it still is our foundation and a critical part of a paradisiacal democratic fantasy.
In 1972 the government passed the European Communities Bill. This bill was presumed enough of an excuse to take us into the EEC (European Economic Community). The fact that at the time the fear that the majority of the population would have rejected such a move was the main driver for Heath to NOT propose a referendum. Before his election he even did what seems common practice today, he said the opposite of what he went on to propose. Heath declared that it would be….
“…wrong if any Government contemplating membership of the European Community were to take this step without `the full hearted consent of Parliament and people”
The turncoats and self interested never lose their pale pusillanimous pallor, do they!
Today we find ourselves being not only played like fiddles but also transgressed so gravely as for it to deserve revolution. History not learned is a fatal flaw to any true democratic desire. Thus the majorly unremarked European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 came into the public awareness when published 13th July 2017. Its true meaning and content was never truly publicised nor forensically critiqued.
Its purpose was to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 which it will do, however it does contain, as the video below explains at the time, that EU will override any UK laws that endeavour to disapply, interpret or quash any law brought into UK law. This would not include the Charter of Fundamental rights. It states in the Act that :
“…5.. Exceptions to Savings and Incorporations
1. The principle of supremacy of EU Law does not apply to any enactment or rule of law passed or made on or after exit day.
2. Accordingly, the principle of the supremacy of EU law continues to apply on or after exit day so far as relevant to the interpretation, disapplication or quashing of any enactment or any rule of law passed or made on or before exit day.”
The meaning behind this bill when passed will mean that neither the Leavers, Remainers nor the third of the country that did not participate in the vote will get what they thought they would. Any perceived sovereignty will be merely a bauble of fantasy. Common Law of these lands will remain an ephemeral dream etched out as reality and told us it exists.
The whole House of Cards, supposedly enacting the will and votes of the people will continue to be the horror show we presently witness in the Houses of Parliament. What has been masterfully enacted is the greatest distraction show in town, the most successful act to pit people against people, with scenarios and sleight of hand pretending one position is better than another, freedom from the unelected EU autocrats is that dizzy dream hanging over the white cliffs of Dover.
We all have been suckered in via our individual proclivities and blinded ignorance. Neither left nor right have sussed it nor been truthful about it. Our so called Parliament has been outed, like Banksey’s famed Monkey Parliament, sold this week for $12 million. It shows presciently (done some 12 years ago), the chimps and chumps they all are.
The sacred cow that is the British Parliament is no more than a televised pantomime. The People, unwritten constitution or not, are and never truly have been able to have their cherished Common Law as foundational, working principle of Law. The Barons and knights still have their castles, “King John” never lost its overarching rule over the peasants and the divide and rule we presently are yoked under remains the same with merely centuries-later colour and texture added.
You’ll be told European Communities Act is, as Professor Mark Elliott states:
It’s more of a “tidying-up exercise”
Such a typical delusional soundbite to calm the masses. He then tellingly pronounces:
“…. Although the Great Repeal Bill will repeal the ECA, paradoxically it will not repeal — in the sense of getting rid of — any EU law. That is because the Government has — sensibly and inevitably — concluded that the vast body of EU law cannot simply be made to vanish overnight. The chaos that would ensue if it did would be profound. Against that background, the Great Repeal Bill, far from getting rid of EU law from the UK legal system, will preserve it.”
He overrides the tenure the EU will retain on our exit. The status quo in the UK is perfectly happy for this legal hyper nuanced cobweb to annoy and satisfy all sides, thus continuing the in fighting and distraction. We all, by our own proclivities, become the tools for Same Old, Same Old to continue its overarching control of a system suiting the elite Barons of our times and the usurping corporate sovereign we continue to interact, accede to.
If we truly wish to see a whole better system of governance, then Common Law in all its prime aspects must return to be the foundation of every law and governance in place for the People and By The People. A written, respected Constitution would further stipulate and serve the people as sovereign.
The cracking of a seemingly overarching behemoth is ultimately down to the People. Becoming informed of what that entails, what stand needs to be taken is the very mighty struggle needed for these times. Reflected in so many prior attempts in our history, today we are better informed, or at least have that information greatly improved for our research than any time in our history.
It must be a collective effort, not us looking for one leader and following mutely. It is our individual and personal responsibility to take action, stop arguing and actually make things happen. This revolution can most easily be achieved and won through the use of peaceful, informed means and specific targets. Violence, as much as it might seem to be medicinal, plays straight into the hands of those we are endeavouring to hold to account.
Inequalities are rife. One area of absolute action available, and substantiated in even these last few days looks proven to be on the cusp of completing. It is laid out comprehensively in The Great British Mortgage Swindle. This long term struggle for justice by a dedicated group of people to expose fraudulent manipulation of the people and their sacred right to their home, is coming home to challenge decades old malpractice and illegality in mortgage supply and banking.
Where better to start a revolution and betterment than by taking down the financial and mortgage arena and releasing trillions into an economy purposefully drained at the expense of the 99%, for the sole sake of the greed infested 1%.
Whether it be a BREXIT swindle, Mortgage Swindle or any other swindle unearthed, it is now time to gird our collective loins, and paraphrasing Shakespeare:
“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;…
…Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘Justice, Truth, and Common Law for All!’
The true Sovereign is ourselves, each of us for one and for all! Not just the British but for the whole of Humanity.