Wednesday, 15 April 2009

A senior judge warns against the EU

From an article on the British National Party's website:

The European Union’s Court of Human Rights (also known as the Strasbourg court) is busy usurping British law and needs to be stopped, one of this country’s most senior judges has warned.

The EU court now “considers itself as the equivalent of the Supreme Court of the United States, laying down a federal law of Europe,” Lord Hoffmann, the second most senior Lord of Appeal, said in a recent speech to the Judicial Studies Board.

Lord Hoffman warned that the Strasbourg court is now overruling senior British courts in areas which, he says, human rights are at best secondary issues.

In his address, Lord Hoffmann gave examples of the Strasbourg court being “unable to resist the temptation to aggrandise its jurisdiction.”

Interference on issues such as the right to silence, the use of hearsay evidence in court and even night flights at Heathrow Airport — “which sounds about as far from human rights as you could get” — showed the “basic flaw” in the system, Lord Hoffman argued.
The article continues HERE, and ends:

Only the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty - and a vote for the BNP - will prevent British law being made subservient to foreign nations and incompetent legal entities. Let the British people not say that they were never warned.

An excerpt from our Bill of Rights, Oath of Allegiance, reads (1689, William and Mary):

[-]And I doe declare That noe Forreigne Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction Power Superiority Preeminence or Authoritie Ecclesiasticall or Spirituall within this Realme Soe helpe me God [-].

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