Next Thursday is the anniversary of the Magna Carta, agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. As this day marks a core component of what it means to be a British citizen and has done for 802 years, let us all remember the identity, laws and history which bind us all together with our historical motto: Freedom under Law.

On that very same note, let’s also remember that the Magna Carta, the charter of Liberties, the assize of Clarendon and the core of our law Habeas Corpus makes the removal of human rights impossible – our entire idea of freedom and human rights in the West are British in origin…we’re worrying about a nation which has it codified and uncodified within our entire law and culture and has done for over one thousand years.

Tearing up EU laws leaves us with our own Sovereign laws, the exact Sovereignty which the EU and the USA got their laws from. While the USA’s constitution improved the law with freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, the EU watered it down and removed the core of the UK’s law code: the individual is sovereign, not the state. Only by treason can that right be removed – terrorism is treason. Thus it is justified by law and our ethical code.

Sources:
1. ‘Theresa May: I’ll tear up human rights laws so we can deport terrorists’ – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/06/theresa-may-will-not-let-human-rights-act-stop-bringing-new/
2. The English Parliament in the Middle Ages, by R. G. Davies and J. H. Denton (1999).
3. The plan, twelve months to renew Britain, by Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan (2008).
4. Why vote Leave, by Daniel Hannan (2016).
5. What Next, by Daniel Hannan (2016).
6. Habeas Britanniam, by Dominic Bardill (2016).
7. A very short introduction: Magna Carta, by Nicolas Vincent (2012).
8. A very short introduction: The British Constitution, by Martin Loughlin (2013).

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