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The above copy letter comes care of The Sunday Times

 

Many, if not most, of the articles listed in the Magna Carta have either been repealed, or fallen away because of changed circumstances.

But of those remaining, perhaps the most famous contains the phrases:-

No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.

We should examine the quoted words very carefully, and then we should all contact our own MPs, whether Coalition or Opposition, and ask, very respectfully of course, if they support the further removal by fiscal means of the ancient right of Judicial Review. Some claims may be vexatious, some may even be slightly lunatic, but all British subjects should be able to call their own Government to account!

 

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2 thoughts on “To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.

  1. //No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled,//

    I can imagine how annoyed British conservatives, including those here, are to see these ancient rights being whittled away.

    Sure aren’t we still deaf from the time they, led by the “Sunday Times”, protested against the practice of interning suspects without trial or charge in Northern Ireland and denying (albeit reluctant) British subjects the right to travel from one part of the country to another.

  2. None of Magna Carta’s articles have been repealed, because it’s not a creature of Parliament and it exists above Parliament.

    None of them have fallen away due to changed circumstances, because no such thing can happen. A principle is a principle, whatever the circumstances.

    But the general point is sound, that the judiciary is being co-opted to serve government. This week a trial began of a man accused of terror offences, and his trial will be held almost totally in secret. This week a Zimbabwean murderer’s imminent deportation was reviewed by the immigration tribunal, and the tribunal refuses to say what its decision was.

    This is not acceptable but totally unsurprising in a country which is not remotely free and where the power elites operate behind an ever more tightly drawn curtain.

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