Saturday, 19 December 2009

Up yours Delors, CU EU (finally some good news)

The excellent Gerald Warner has more on this here.
"The first blow has been struck against the encroaching tyranny of the European Union and it is a significant one. In fact, one member state has defiantly drawn a line in the sand and signalled that it will not tolerate erosion of its sovereignty. Although it attracted little attention when it was published last month, now that commentators have had an opportunity to analyse Sentenza N. 311 by the Italian Constitutional Court, its monumental significance in rolling back the Lisbon Treaty is now being appreciated. (Hat tip, as they say, to Dr Piero Tozzi.)"
He finishes of with these excellent lines
"Can we rely on our own New Labour-designed Supreme Court to take an equally robust stance in defence of the British Constitution? Ay, there’s the rub. An incoming Tory government (if we had a Tory party) should be committed to abolishing this alien tribunal and restoring jurisdiction to the House of Lords."
I have argued here and here and here and here and here and here, the same points about the Supreme Court bollocks. It is one of the Raison d'ĂȘtre for this blog. I think eventually the bollocks will be removed mainly because Parliament is slowly but surely being filled with proper Albions - the kind Churchill would have been proud to call his friends (or so at least I think). If ‘democracy’ means anything, it means not having to agree with apologists of the naked pursuit of power.

On a completely different note (and more a reminder to myself in the future), here is a very interesting post on human rights over a ConservativeHome. I strongly advise you to read it.


subrosa said...

Excellent link to CH. Thanks Spitfire.

I do hope Cameron keeps his promise and tears up this HRA. It's was designed by socialists and not those with sense.

13th Spitfire said...

No Worries Subrosa.

The problem with the damned thing was that it was design for a post apocalyptic world, we signed it in 1952 (the ECHR) but that did not mean that we actually passed it into law we merely paid lip service to it. We sort of went 'right you of to a damp old prison matie' - What does the ECHR say about that? 'hmm... it says we cannot do that to rapists and murderers because in their ad-hoc set of human rights it would be against the rapist's human rights' - 'sod the ECHR then'. I hope we can go back to that kind of common sense.

TheBoilingFrog said...

Certainly is good news, I also posted about this yesterday.

I wonder if the UK (possibly the Tories) will do the same regarding the ECHR judgment on prisoner rights to vote or if Ireland will adopt a similar stance if they lose their abortion case at the ECHR