Category: Government

Brexit | The Saga So Far

By Anne Marie Waters 25th September 2019 It continues.  This is becoming more and more alarming, and the established elite more and more remote.  The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament was unlawful, and MPs have gone back to work; many of them with the sole intention of preventing Brexit. The…

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Press Statement : Supreme Court Decision 24th September 2019

Press Statement : 24th September 2019 The For Britain Movement strongly disagrees with the decision reached today by the Supreme Court that the Queen’s prorogation of parliament is void.  As pointed out in the Law Spokesman’s blog yesterday, the principle that parliament is sovereign is at the heart of UK’s unwritten constitution, but it is…

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Legal Officer’s View: The Prorogation Case in the Supreme Court

By Paul Ellis, Legal Officer 19th September 2019 The news watching public have sat through more parliamentary votes and debates over standing orders and Erskine May over the past three years than is normal for a whole lifetime. The respite from more Brexit that came with prorogation of parliament has proved brief as the battle…

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Brexit Latest – Labour’s Demise

By Anne Marie Waters, Party Leader 10th September 2019 Some things don’t age very well – especially Jeremy Corbyn’s demands for a general election!  It must be embarrassing for Labour at present.  Not only do they have to crawl backwards on their hitherto insistence on an election, but they find themselves in a position where…

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Brexit : Best & Worst Case Scenarios

By Anne Marie Waters, Party Leader 4th September 2019 The best case scenario is easy. We get out on the 31st of October with a trade deal that allows businesses to do business. Tariff-free movement of goods and services between the EU and the UK is entirely reasonable, and entirely doable if parties are acting…

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BREXIT: Speaker’s Authority Is Now Very Dicey

by Paul Ellis, Legal Officer 29th August 2019 When I was a teacher of law, one of my favourite classes concerned the rule of law. To make a potentially rather dull and theoretical topic more engaging for my students, I devised a fiendishly complicated game. The game had a board with a start and a…

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Impartial Policing

By Mike Speakman (Law & Order Spokesperson) 22nd August 2019 One of the themes drummed into me at basic police training was that it is imperative that the police do not take sides. Respect and trust for the police was seen as conditional on our fairness and impartiality. I soon experienced practical examples of this….

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