Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Three videos - essential viewing.

There's a video at Tory Bear called "Thirteen Years of Labour"

This is essential viewing - it's so important to remember the last thirteen years, not allow them to be brushed under the carpet.

Labour's manifesto promises are, after all, not legally binding - they got a Judge to say so.

As the Filthy Engineer says,
Vote Labour and you'll be sorry. Very sorry.

Look here to see "The Truth about Ed Balls" - a short video, just a minute and a half.

Interesting reminders of a few things that have previously been in the news, things that have been glossed over.


Do you recall how often Mr Straw kept saying we needed a "written constitution"?

Hah! He was wrong!

If you watch this video you'll learn that we already have one, and it's ancient, even older than Mr Straw.
"Members of Parliament are contracted to obey the written constitution."
There is Magna Carta 1215, with
presumption for liberty
right to trial by peers
a limitation of power
a right of redress
a right of enforcement
Then there are the Declaration of Right 1688 and the Bill of Rights 1689.

If you recall there are a few ex-MPs going to trial on Thursday 6th May 2010. They are trying to use these ancient laws as a basis for their defence.

Some of the bits and pieces have been repealed, but not this section of the Magna Carta :-
no freeman shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised of his freehold, or Liberties, or Free Custom, or to be outlawed, or to be exiled, or anywise destroyed; nor will we not pass upon him, nor but by lawful judgement by his peers or by the law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer justice or Right.
And about enforcement of, or attempts to repeal, the above law:-
[It] Shall not be infringed or broken ... it shall be had of no force or effect
Now cast your mind back to the efforts to legalise detention without either charge or trial for up to 48 days - and they were able to slip in the 28 days, because it was less.

Watch this video over at Captain Ranty's place - it's very important - not necessarily for this week, but for the future.

Watch the other videos in the series, if you have time. They are important.

It's called general knowledge.

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