Democracy means the people get what they want. What if they’re made to want what they can’t have?
The claim is often made that Parliament is sovereign. Often, “Parliament” is taken to mean “not the Crown”, or that the Crown should refrain from exercising a political role ...
The masked police liaison officer who confronted David Sc
A transcript of the exchange between David Scott and two Police Scotland “liaison officers” at Holyrood on 6 March 2021.
Brian Gerrish and David Scott
What is happening in the Scottish National Party? How have aggressive sexual politics become entwined with the fate of a nation?
Self-government or the consent of the governed? One or other of these assumptions about democracy must be a sham if the other is valid.
How does government work? Who tells government where to stop? By popular request, and to meet the need of the times, we brief dissidents on the Constitution.
For my whole life I have been a staunch monarchist. Yet today, I have become a republican.
Common Purpose is registered with the Charities Commission as charity no: 1023384. But are the activities of the organisation itself, and those of its 'graduates', truly charitable according to law and who is responsible for making that determination?
The Government’s Withdrawal Agreement, which is disliked equally by those on both sides of the Brexit argument, has twice been soundly rejected in Parliament by record margins.
What is globalism, who are globalists and what motivates them? Constitutional philosopher and security/survival consultant Joel Skousen, a former US Marine pilot, has given UK Column an interview on the subject and says it is “a very difficult conspiracy to unravel, but we must do our best”.
Shared Society - Club de Madrid policy
Is the idea of the Shared Society really this Conservative Government's plan or does it originate elsewhere?
Fairness: everyone is demanding it. Theresa May is basing her "shared society" on it. Jeremy Corbyn wants a fair society. But what is it, and what do they mean when they invoke it?
On the 25th April, The Guardian published a “satirical” short video starring Patrick Stewart inspired by the classic Monty Python sketch, and designed to highlight Theresa May’s plan for a British Bill of Rights. The clear message is that Britain should remain bound by the European Convention on Human Rights and Theresa May should be stopped in her tracks. Yet while this latter point cannot be doubted, the question remains, “what has the ECHR ever done for us?”
Holyrood undoes Westphalia, and hang the consequences.
Lambeth Palace Lambs
Sitting in the shadows with respect to his part in the commissioning of the Woolf report, Welby then allowed the press and media to publish that the Church of England had said that the report was a "sad waste" and had "fallen captive to liberal rationalism."
So "Britain is no longer a Christian country" according to a retired judge, unknown experts from Cambridge University and unknown financial backers within the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and George Soros's Open Society. Of course Archbishop Welby didn't need any such report to know the claim is very close to the truth.
"We, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFWS). The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)...feel compelled to advocate for a New World Order."
The Liberal Democrats are running a petition calling for the Conservative Party to be stopped from repealing the Human Rights Act, the legislation which infringes on every British inhabitant’s God given inalienable rights under the Rule of Law.
Yet despite the visible and tangible oppression that we experience from our own government, the British public in 2015 seems unable to realise that Star Chambers are again being empowered.
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) do not work in a free market way where honest competition decides who wins and who loses the business contract, due to the fact that the private company part of the PPP is granted special privileges by the government. This may include financial incentives, tax breaks, subsidies and insider privileges.
In addition to the operation of the Common Purpose Effect in Rotherham MBC and Nottingham Councils are there any additional shared characteristics that link these Public Bodies together? UK Column research teams believe that the answer to this question is a loud yes!
What is the historical relationship between Her Majesty the Queen and her subjects? Actions to undermine the British Nation State have rarely been brought to the attention of our Courts. One of the most high profile decided cases is that of Joyce v Director of Public Prosecutions [1946] 1 All ER 186.
If this was 1940 and not 2016 the blatant anti-British propaganda being showered upon the public by state broadcaster the BBC and other news publications could well have competed for the Joseph Goebels award for honesty. What we are witnessing today with the systematic talking down of Britain now makes the historical broadcasting of William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) appear patriotic.
Today is the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. Has anything changed in 800 years?
As followers of the British Constitution Group and the UK Column newspaper will know, Grand Juries were convened on the last weekend of February 2015 at Telford to investigate misconduct by Crown officials who were alleged to have “suspended the law or the effect of the law” contrary to Articles 1 and 2 of the Bill of Rights 1688 by failing to cause justice to be done. The word “Justice” means to recognise rights and punish wrongs and the main focus of the weekend was child abuse.
We, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFWS, the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) .....feel compelled to advocate for a New World Order.
Conor Gearty
This is the question asked by London School of Economics lecturer Conor Gearty, an Irish citizen driving the constitutional reform agenda in Britain.
During the First World War, in 1917, a decision was made by the Government to “suspend” (infringe) the Common Law rights of the subject with respect to Jury trial.
Scotland Ballot Box
Today the LibLabCon has joined forces to keep the Union together, they say. Very publicly “abandoning” Prime Ministers Questions in order to give the maximum impression that they actually wish to keep the Union together, all three have flown up to Scotland to campaign for a “NO” vote.
David Cameron, Nick Clegg
David Cameron intends to introduce a new "law" which will, according to the Daily Express, make clear that the UK Parliament is "supreme".
The Reset - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
In February 2010, just three months before the last general election, David Miliband was widely reported as calling for a “reset” of the British Constitution. The then Foreign Secretary argued that there should be a “wide ranging reset referendum which would allow voters to express an opinion on a series of constitutional reform proposals on the same day”.
In 1748, French political thinker, Montesquieu, identified in De l’esprit des lois the three branches of government between which power should be allocated and separated: the executive which takes action to implement the law, defend the nation, conduct foreign affairs and administer internal policies; the legislative which makes law, and the judiciary which applies the law to determine disputes and punish criminals.
Although the attention of the British public has long been distracted by Media Disinformation campaigns there are still occasions when the press publish a small fragment of an issue of constitutional importance.
Belfast judiciary, who swear a meaningless oath to their office and not to serve the Sovereign, block smoker's application to have questions of National Sovereignty and Treason from being heard in the Supreme Court.
At school in England I loved the Scottish songs which we all knew and sang with Gusto (Gusto was the Italian music teacher). I later realised that I would have known the words to ‘Bonnie Bonnie Banks’ - hmm, this has slightly different connotations now - long before a student of my age living in Scotland.
On both sides of the Atlantic, there is a drive by traitorous "leaders" to dispose of our respective Bills of Rights.
The Community Accreditation Scheme gives pseudo police powers to a whole host of civilians.
Signing of Magna Carta at Runnymede
22nd October 2011 - Kings Hall Stoke On Trent 5th November 2011 - Friends House, London A constitution is a vital part of any country's system of government. It provides the rules by which the people agree to be governed. It is a contract, the terms and conditions under which those elected must govern, be they a monarch, president or parliament.
This four part video is a condensed version of a presentation made by Australian farmer and Constitutional researcher Brian Shaw. He tells his Australian audience what the Australian Government don't want them to know.
By now videos of the events in Birkenhead County Court on 7th March 2011 will have been seen around the world. If one looks closely, they were in the good old British tradition of protest. The people there had gone beyond the "muttering amongst themselves in pubs and at bus stops" stage of discontent with the Establishment, through "someone ought to do something about it" to "I will do something".
You can imagine the scene: The Chief Executive of the council is advised by his legal team that their court case against the council tax rebel (me) is unwinnable lawfully because I have exposed the fact that the council have been breaking the law by issuing their own summonses... the summons is the foundation of their case and fraudulent evidence is inadmissible in a court of law, so the case must be thrown out.
This article is a continuation of the non-payment of council tax saga... now in its 3rd year.
- And Possibly The Least Understood We are all familiar with the concept of being "governed by consent", but how many of us truly know what this means?
For those who wonder what they can do as individuals to resist encroachment on their common law rights, withholding Council Tax (CT) is a lawful option. It is also, as I will show below, a legal obligation. I would not wish to encourage anyone to cause problems for the state without justification. The Powers That Be, for reasons which we can only speculate about, repealed the statutory offence of sedition early in 2010 so perhaps I can speak freely.
Few of us would disagree that the world would be a better place if we all lived by the rule-of-law – but can the same be said about living by the rule of statute? The writer thinks not.
We are approaching the tenth anniversary of the present Queen and her “evil councilors” being served with a lawful petition raised by a committee of 25 Barons exercising their right under Chapter 61 of Magna Carta to order her not to give Royal Assent to the statute which gave effect to the Nice Treaty in 2001.
Throughout the ages mankind’s ingenuity has allowed one group of people to control others. The creation of the ‘legal fiction’ is a superb example – it is the very foundation of how we are controlled today and yet the knowledge of its existence eludes all but a tiny few of us.
Alexander Pope
An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king, Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow Through public scorn, mud from a muddy spring, Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know, But leech-like to their fainting country cling, Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow, A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field, An army, which liberticide and prey Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay; Religion Christless, Godless a book sealed; A Senate, Time's worst statute unrepealed, Are graves, from which a glorious Phantom may Burst, to illumine our tempestuous day. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sonnet: England in 1819
These are the great springs of national misfortunes. There have been monsters in other ages, and other countries, as well as ours ; but they have never continued their devastations long, when there were heroes to oppose them... They, who go about to destroy, are animated from the first by ambition and avarice, the love of power and money: fear makes them often desperate at last... A Parliament, nay one house of Parliament, is able at any time, and at once, to destroy any corrupt plan of power. - Henry St John, Lord Bolingbroke, "Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism"
A people may choose, or hereditary succession may raise, a bad prince to the throne; but a good king alone can derive his right to govern from God.  The reason is plain: good government alone can be in the divine intention.  God has made us to desire happiness; he has made our happiness dependent on society; and the happiness of society dependent on good or bad government.  His intention, therefore, was, that government should be good... A divine right in kings is...a divine right to govern well, and conformably to the constitution at the head of which they are placed.  A divine right to govern ill, is an absurdity to assert it, is blasphemy... The office of kings is, then, of right divine, and their persons are to be reputed sacred.  As men, they have no such right, no such sacredness belonging to them: as kings, they have both, unless they forfeit them. - Henry St John, Lord Bolingbroke, "The Idea of a Patriot King"
Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote! - Wilfred Owen
The last three months of 2009 seem likely to be exciting ...
The Ministry of Justice has this to say about the Constitution - The British Constitution is not, as it is in many countries, a ‘written constitution’. It is not codified in a single document but is made up of a complex web of statutes, conventions, and a corpus of common and other law. It is also informed by an interweaving of history and more modern democratic principles. The legal premise of the United Kingdom constitution - that the UK parliament is sovereign - is a fundamental part of our constitutional arrangements. This means that an Act of Parliament must be obeyed by the courts, that later acts prevail over earlier ones, and that the rules made by external bodies cannot override Acts of Parliament. The Bill of Rights 1689 and Magna Carta are important elements of our constitution. Magna Carta is Primary legislation and has the same status as any other legislation and is not immune from repeal or amendment. The same applies to the Bill of Rights which was an ordinary Act of Parliament passed in the ordinary way. What a pack of lies.
Elizabeth Beckett
I am old and now seriously ill. I cannot die without making clear to you, that you have broken your oath to us your people. - from Elisabeth Beckett's last letter to the Queen, 21st January, 2009
Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. - Benjamin Franklin, 1787