"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Warning Signs Are Here...

...if we look:
“…PART IV
Developing Civil Protection
This is described as the need to protect people, property and the environment where one or more member states is affected. European “added value” means putting together resources and establishing a “tool box”. Creating a “dynamic platform” for the Common European and Coordination Information System (CECIS) and developing the Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC)…”
The Shape of Things to Come 2009-2014

More databases, more criteria for monitoring you, more ways to criminalise the law-abiding. Our Common Law system has served us well since the Norman Conquest so why the sneaky side-stepping towards the Napoleonic Code where “innocent until proven guilty”, “habeus corpus”, “trial by a jury of your peers” are unknown? Ask yourself: why the shift to Regulatory Law and Statutory Instruments? The traditional building blocks of our legal system, our Constitutional Law and Parliament are being undermined before our eyes.

As an aside, am I the only person wary of being addressed as “Stakeholder”, “Actor”, “Citizen”?

“For some must watch, while some must sleep: so runs the world away.”

5 comments:

  1. You most definitely are not the only one. Sadly many people are feeling so disillisioned as to switch off. Just what The EU and Labour crowd want!

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  2. I don't know how the EU managed to introduce the word 'actors' into all this OR. People can't afford to become disillusioned - they need to get angry.

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  3. Why the shift to Regulatory Law and Statutory Instruments?

    Because they override common law. These bastards are in the process of dismantling the UK.

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  4. So far as I can see, the only glimmer of light in the whole bloody firmament is that the EU is still not so powerful that it can do what it wants. There is still time. Perhaps a second 'No' from the Irish will be the start of the great unravelling ... OK, I allow myself a little optimism every other Wednesday.

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  5. Fausty, I know but I keep asking these questions in the hope of prompting someone to think about it for themselves if they haven't already.

    It isn't over by any means Edgar - October 2nd will be a sitting on the edge of the sofa day. The yes camp are pulling out all the stops and the rules have been changed so that the media no longer have to give equal airtime to both sides. But you're right - nil desperandum and all that.

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