The People versus the Rump parliament and quisling judges

This realm of England is an empire

What is Johnson really up to?

Is Boris Johnson really trying to avoid a Brexit?

A very good question. I would say the jury is still out, but let’s have a quick look at the evidence.

Wrote two letters before deciding whether to support Leave or Remain in 2016 (in February, rather late). One of these argued for Leave, the other for Remain. Supposedly, his eventual choice was made on the basis of which side would most benefit his personal standing and political prospects.

Father had a career working for the EU in Brussels.

Actually …

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Judicial activism now imperils parliamentary sovereignty

Bad for both democracy and the law?


PUBLISHED: 00:07, 25 September 2019 | UPDATED: 00:23, 25 September 2019

Eleven Supreme Court judges overturned centuries of established law yesterday in ruling in favour of Gina Miller, Sir John Major and Joanna Cherry.

The Government has always had the power to prorogue Parliament and it has never been for the courts to control how this power is exercised. That has always been a job for Parliament and, in the end, the people.

The Court’s judgement is …

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Supreme Court overreaches itself to mangle the constitution

Why don’t we drag John Bercow in front of the Supreme Court?


PUBLISHED: 00:15, 25 September 2019 | UPDATED: 01:07, 25 September 2019

What you have to get through your thick heads, you easily led, Leave-voting morons, is that this ruling wasn’t about Brexit.

Goodness me, no. Perish the thought. We have the unimpeachable assurance of no less a figure than Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court.

Handing down the unanimous decision of all eleven injustices, she was keen to emphasise: ‘These …

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The EU has sufficiently demonstrated its bad faith

Leave now with no Article fifty ‘deal’

Boris Johnson should beware resuscitating the ‘dead’ May deal – even if the EU agree to scrapping the backstop

18 September, 2019

by Christopher Howarth

Let’s start with some recent history: the reason Boris Johnson is Prime Minister is because Theresa May’s draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration failed three times in Parliament. Its failure, combined with May’s inflexibility, led the 1922 Committee to be persuaded, by its former Chairmen among others, that the only way forward for the Conservative Party was to change the rules to allow …

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Supreme Court misdirects itself

The judges should not join MPs as Brexit back-seat drivers

15 September 2019

by Martin Howe

On Tuesday 17 September 2019, the UK Supreme Court will begin hearing appeals from two conflicting judgments. The English High Court held that Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen to prorogue (suspend) Parliament until a new session starting on 14 October is lawful; while the Inner House of the Court of Session — Scotland’s equivalent of the English Court of Appeal — held the opposite.

The English High Court Judgment

Lord Burnett, Lord Chief …

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Now we must educate our politicians

There lies madness in their method


Dear Marriage supporter

As expected, David Gauke’s highly controversial divorce Bill has fallen with the prorogation of Parliament. There will be a strong ‘lawyers lobby’ for the Bill to be reintroduced. But that could be difficult in the short term given everything else that is going on.


Methodists consult on same-sex ‘marriage’ and cohabitation

The Methodist Church is consulting on plans to conduct same-sex ‘marriage’ services.

The move follows a decision from the Methodist Conference which also endorsed ‘informal cohabitation’, mixed-sex civil partnerships, and services to mark …

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