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The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.
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For the last 35 years Torquil has specialised as a legal journalist in comparative criminal procedure. He has been published in, amongst others, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Law Journal. He is theauthor ofThe European Constitution against the British Constitution”, with a Foreword by Nigel Farage...

For the last 35 years Torquil has specialised as a legal journalist in comparative criminal procedure. He has been published in, amongst others, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Law Journal. He is theauthor ofThe European Constitution against the British Constitution”, with a Foreword by Nigel Farage MEP, and in 2010 another booklet “The Coming Tsunami” about the very different systems of criminal justice and of policing that the UK might have thrust upon it from Brussels, with a Foreword by Christopher Gill, Hon, President, the Freedom Association.

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The Deep Cultural Fault-line that is Preventing the European Continent's Political Union

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This is a letter to an old friend from my undergraduate days, who went on to be a distinguished economist, describing the EU situation today. I am publishing this letter today, nine years after I first wrote it, just after receiving the news of the anger in Southern Eurozone countries against Northern Eurozone countries, when the latter showed unwi...
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The European Convention on Human Rights has no place for Habeas Corpus

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​Until recently, the ECHR was regarded as a holy cow, to be revered by all. In fact, there was never any call on, or by, any UK government up to and including Theresa May's, to withdraw the UK from the European Convention or Court of Human Rights. The only criticisms were a certain amount of – well justified – harrumphing in recent years ...
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Here Comes the European Public Prosecutor

Laura-Codrua-Kvesi
Nobody in Britain seems to have noticed, but the first European Public Prosecutor has already been appointed.Her name is Laura Codruţa Kövesi, she hails from Romania, and her CV says she studied law at an ancient University in Transylvania.See: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/eppo/ Her office is expected to start its operation in Novemb...
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Personal Freedom in Britain is Guarded by a Latin Past Participle

EAW
Arrests followed by imprisonment, in Britain, in normal times, have to be supported by evidence of wrongdoing already collected by the investigators beforehand. To make sure that this happens, Habeas Corpus stipulates that an arrested person must appear in open court within hours, or at the most a few days (or in very extreme terrorist ca...
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What is wrong with the EAW

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The first mention anywhere of a European Arrest Warrant is in the text of the EU's Corpus Juris project for an embryo criminal code, where it is called a "European Warrant for Arrest". Article 24,1,(b), says "A European Warrant for Arrest, issued on the instructions of the European Public Prosecutor by a national judge (...) is valid across the who...
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Brexit Done - Bar the Shouting?

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So, Boris Johnson has now won the election with a very comfortable majority, on a ticket to "Get Brexit Done". Corbyn has lost decisively, and Jo Swinson was not even re-elected. The SNP has increased the number of its MPs, and Sturgeon has raised her voice again to demand a second independence referendum. However she appears not to have worked out...
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How to Preserve British Sovereignty During the Transition Period?

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Looking ahead, let us suppose that Boris Johnson wins a majority of seats on 12th December, as hoped. He has then promised to have his "Withdrawal Agreement" Treaty with the EU ratified by Parliament, possibly by Christmas.From then on, according to some optimists, it should be plain sailing to "Brexit" on 31st January, whereupon a "Transition...
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Dangers to National Security and Individual Freedom in Mrs May’s “withdrawal” Agreement

Warning! If voted through, this agreement will be irreversible. Parliament will have bound its successors to the EU, possibly into the next century.   The Outline Political Declaration prefacing this "deal" says we share basic values with other EU nations and reaffirms our commitment to the ECHR. This is supposedly the ideological basis for th...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
if the Tories don't wake up and remove Theresa May before Christmas I fear there is going to be serious civil disorder by angry or... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 22:07
Guest — Janet Walters
What the hell are you talking about Adam? Mrs. May had done so many things for the UK. People should respect her, not insult her l... Read More
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EU Militia on British Streets?

Of course the mere idea of armed foreign militias patrolling British streets sounds outlandish and is usually rejected by most Brits as absurd and impossible.However, let us consider the matter more closely.The EU's plan to eventually morph into a single European State was proclaimed openly by the founders, and even later by the likes of Helmut Koh...
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Guest — Danny Wright
Thats one sure way of putting this country on a war footing with its own administration!! The arms would be flooding in to sustain... Read More
Friday, 17 August 2018 19:06
Guest — Gunpowder Plod
Our country was invaded by the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans but saw off the French, Spanish and Germans. This could invite ... Read More
Sunday, 19 August 2018 03:30
Guest — Torquil Dick-Erikson
FOOTNOTES TO THE VIDEO: Minute 3:29, where the narrator, with an obviously American voice, says "Ours [police] are unarmed..." he... Read More
Sunday, 09 September 2018 15:43
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Why the European Arrest Warrant is a threat to our democracy

Two things that are not generally knnow about the European Arrest Warrant, and how it could be struck down...https://savebritishjustice.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/two-things-that-are-not-generally-known-about-the-european-arrest-warrant-and-how-it-could-be-struck-down/1. People do not realise how profoundly different the systems of criminal law used ...
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Guest — Adam Hiley
May is a complete liar and Coward if any leave supporting Conservative or Labour mp read this please do not sit in Parliament and... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 22:19
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