Tuesday, 14 April 2020

The 'People' are NOT sovereign.

I have to confess I find youtube clips quite addictive and having searched for one end up watching others that are linked from the first.

It was in this way that I came across a clip on Jacob R-M who thinks himself a bit of a constitutional expert - well he is compared to the majority of cannon fodder who masquerade as MPs.

In it he made the point that it is the 'People' that are sovereign who lend that sovereignty to parliament expecting them to carry out their wishes. It is indeed true that at the time of a General  Election sovereignty is given back to the 'People' who vote in a government who then should represent them.

The trouble is that once elected our politicians return to the now sovereign parliament, taking control of the sovereignty that was briefly given back to us. Our MPs then become absorbed into the Westminster bubble and completely ignore us. Then just before the next election they promise us the earth, with of course our money, to try get themselves re-elected.

Alot of people have now become aware of this scam and simply don't bother to vote.

So let's be clear Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law. Generally, the courts cannot overrule its legislation and no Parliament can pass laws that future Parliaments cannot change.

So Jacob R-M's assertion is misleading whether intentionally or not I can not say.

Our first and fourth and sixth demand  addresses this problem  The first recognises our inherent sovereignty which is confirmed in law by the sixth which gives us a written constitution and the fourth, most importantly, gives us the real power to hold the government to account between elections without which we have democracy in name only.

Real democracy must see the People recognised as sovereign and with the power to say NO when we wish to say so.

3 comments:

  1. "So let's be clear Parliamentary sovereignty is a principle of the UK constitution. It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law."

    Oh that that was true. 1st step regain supreme legal authority, which we allowed our Westminster government to give away.

    2nd step. Get the people to be involved again. How we manage that, I have no idea, but the current mess might bring people to their senses.

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  2. You appear in essence to totally agree with THA?

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  3. Have you ever read this material?

    http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/articles/sovstrat1.html

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