"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."

Monday, 21 March 2011

It's A Date + Update

26th March, Census Rebellion
1pm North side of Trafalgar Square

Get your flyers/posters here:  STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT

UPDATE: Captain Ranty has a list of the Peers on the Barons' Constitutional Committee and the text of the 2001 Petition to the Queen, presented under clause 61 of Magna Carta 1215, to 'Defend British Rights and Freedoms', is HERE - more background info HERE.
"…and when in subsequent ages the state, swollen with its own authority, has attempted to ride roughshod over the rights and liberties of the subject it is to this doctrine that appeal has again and again been made, and never, as yet, without success."
Winston Churchill

It's a shame she went ahead and gave Royal Assent to the Treaty of Nice regardless of the concerns expressed. The loss of sovereignty doesn't seem to worry her unduly.

Note: I originally posted this at six this morning but I'm re-posting now because of the added update.


  1. GV,

    "It's a shame she went ahead and gave Royal Assent to the Treaty of Nice regardless of the concerns expressed."

    I don't think she did. The 1911 Parliament Act diluted the monarchs involvement. Royal Assent (since 1911) was dealt with by four or five of her "favourite cousins". (AKA trusted Peers in the HoL).

    She has almost never signed an Act in her whole life.

    Can you imagine the RSI from signing over 3,500 new criminal Acts in Labours 13 year reign?

    Me neither.

    It was someone else wot did it.


    PS-thanks for the link!

  2. Really? So was that the last time the 1911 Parliament Act was used? It's very rare they drag it out and dust it off. Anyway, the fact remains that it was done in her name and, presumably, with her consent - unless there's an implication of coercion somewhere here but I find that hard to believe.

    You're welcome - news about the Barons' Committee/next Sat needs spreading.


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