Thursday, 20 May 2010

In Praise Of Liberty- John Redwood


John Redwood MP is asking for contributions towards the Great Repeal Act.

I am not a huge fan but respect his stance on the Liberties of the Individual, I spoiled my ballot paper for the first time in thirty plus years of voting as there was not one Party I could in all Honesty and Faith give my support to.

It appears that both Clegg and Redwood have caught the public Zeitgeist towards rolling back the intrusive State in our individual lives.

I have made my suggestion that without due process no agent of the State can fine you, deprive you of your Liberty, Property and Livelihood without due process of Law. I know this is in the 1688 Bill of Rights and Magna Carta, but by Acts of Parliament these have been eroded.

That means an end to Gatsos/on the spot fines/HMRC forcing their way into your home without a warrant and the four hundred other bodies that are allowed on to your property with rights to impound your goods without leave of a Court. An end to the local hardman setting himself up as a 'bailiff' to terrorise single mothers and old people.

Any public official with these powers should not have 'Crown Immunity' from civil or criminal prosecution. If it can be proved in a Court that a public official has with vexatious intent, corrupt purpose or the usual incompetence pursued an action in the 'public interest' against an individual they should be personally liable for such loss or damages. Crown Immunity is corrosive and unjust.

The public official should carry personal indemnity insurance as do other professionals. Not paid for by the State, but by an Insurance Company. Too many failed actions and that Insurance company would put the premiums up or withdraw cover altogether thus ending his/her position.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

While I've never thought much of Guthrum's grasp of reality, I have to admit that this is a very good idea.

I am Stan said...

Yo Guthman,

Shrugging off the yolk of the Socialists is becoming a popular mantra amongst the politicos it seems.

Oh I pray, literally, that through a shared and determined sense of purpose the law makers and shakers will ensure the fine words are matched with fine deeds,but for so long the words have proved false,only time will tell!...personally I`m still suffering from a Labour hangover,13 years of half truths,stats,hidden agenda`s and blatent lies.

To be expected to believe we are somehow entering a utopia of liberty and restored freedom`s is a big ask...

They all over the last 13 years, to a man/woman were proved despite their resistance to be venal, greedy and corrupted...now we are to believe them saints....

I am Stan said...

Seem`s the Euro is on the brink of collapse,what has the Cleggeron got to say about that?...

bofl said...

what about the right to protest within a mile of parliament?

(seems ok of you are a muslim or tamil though)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
slightly different....what about a law restricting the amount of interest on loans,credit cards etc?
i saw an ad on the tv this week.the apr was 2300%........this is legalised robbery........
the amount charged by banks and credit card companies is also extortionate..........

i believe in france the law only allows a maximum of 5 per cent over base rate.........

here ? well that nice tony blair (remember the equality and people party) held an inquiry .........
which promptly did...........nothing!

no wonder jp morgan love him......

AntiCitizenOne said...

I'd prefer a credit License...

i.e. you have to pass a test showing you can work out compound interest , the final price and account for inflation before you can borrow at interest.

I'd also repeal the abolition of Schedule A taxation, so that these credit bubbles in property don't appear so easily.

Catflap said...

I am Stan:
Clegg,like all lefties never admits they are wrong.
They just keep reinforcing failure till they perceive it to be a success.

Rob H said...

If it is one act to be repealed it must be the Civil Contingencies Act. There is no justifiable reason for its existence. Govts do not need that much power in a disater - far more important to restore the rule of law and protect property rights than to destroy them.

Chalcedon said...

On the spot fines won't go away as otherwise the courts would clog up. So let's get rid of the basis for these fines, such as the speed limit on motorways. It's dangerous driviong that needs looking at not speed with modern cars. All the rest need examining too.

Civil contingencies act needs doing away with and RIPA should only be enacted by the security forces and police. Not local bloody authorities/councils et al. Any part of an Act that allows it to be changed withour parliamentary approval should be cause for scrapping that Act.

A Reader said...

What about double jeopardy - that also needs another look along with trial by properly constituted juries.

Anonymous said...

The fightback really does seem to have begun! We received a letter from my son's school yesterday announcing that they were to 'fingerprint' all pupils for a cashless canteen system - today we received another stating that the fingerprinting had been 'put on hold' due to concerns raised by parents.

Does seem to be a serious groundswell of opinion on this rolling back the state interference and surveillance thing...

Gordon said...

Douglas Carswell invited people to help draft this bill back in July 2009. There is quite a detailed Wiki page here:

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Great_Repeal_Bill

caesars wife said...

I think mine would be , human rights legislation , some people making too much money out of uncessary delays to process of justice . I dont want to go back to cops locking up people because they didnt like the look of them , but too many people now troughing on this one .

Paternity/maternity leave should be taken out of employers requirements completely.All employers should be able to do , is provide a wage and safework , all policy wonk tanks attachments are doing no good , employee should work until she cannot , then sign on , then get child benefit , it would stop all these sacking because totty gets pregnant in posh office with viagra fuelled boss cases .

Whole issue wants putting back with person , mate of mine thinks you should not allow single mothers , but find it hard to imagine anyone picking that one up .

just any legislation that does stop you from employing who you want to , providing they are correctly qualified , should be nothing to with state , if your comapny looses business because you dont get the right feel/mix of people to sustain it , tough , tax payer does not pay for bad decisions .

Guthrum said...

On the spot fines won't go away as otherwise the courts would clog up.

Exactly !

puhleese said...

Ah yes, and how is the spat with the Dark Lord coming along, Guthers old chap ?

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