Posted By: Rodney Atkinsonon: July 11, 2016
The United Kingdom cannot afford a long drawn out process of leaving the EU. Free trade with the rest of the world and the freedom to set out our own fair trade terms cannot wait for EU bureaucracy and timid UK politicians. For instance Theresa May went to Cardiff and pledged her support to Welsh steel making. Thousands of UK steel jobs have already been lost because of the illegal dumping of Chinese steel. The USA applied immediate high tariffs but the UK was powerless – and will remain so until we leave the EU. Welsh steel, British steel and the new Prime Minister cannot wait long. Brexit is urgent.
Those who illegally seduced us into the European Union used easily manipulated mechanisms to get us in but now want complicated ones to get us out. Those who now demand a specific law in Parliament to instigate article 50 (or that the 1972 Act need be repealed) to leave the EU are rank hypocrites. Article 50 is a trap, as Freenations has repeatedly pointed out. It was inserted into European treaties at Lisbon and means the UK could be trapped for 2 years in the EU, paying ever higher budget contributions, forced to obey new rules, open to majority voting and with no right to vote! The Lisbon Treaty was never approved by the British people and such a fundamentally oppressive NEW clause would give the UK’s the right to rescind to the treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
When we joined the European Union with the Accession Treaty in 1972 – and incrementally added to our powerlessness through other Treaties over the years – those treaties were signed under Crown Prerogative powers granted by the Queen to Ministers WITHOUT ANY INVOLVEMENT OF PARLIAMENT. When Douglas Hurd the Foreign Secretary laid the Maastricht Treaty before Parliament it was a fait accompli and he – rightly – said that “Parliament cannot overturn the Maastricht Treaty” (or any other treaty for that matter) and MPs had not been involved in its approval or signing. The same was true of the EU (EEC) Accession Treaty of 1972.
Although a few patriots argued at the time that this was an unprecedented and illegal use of the Crown Prerogative, it was accepted by all concerned with our constitutional surrender to the EU. The people were not asked whether they approved of the removal of their sovereignty.
Therefore, on the same logic and precedent, Ministers, similarly empowered today but this time by a clearly expressed will of the people (and without reference to Parliament) should do the reverse – ie rescind the Treaties. This is entirely unrelated to what happens to the 1972 Act which approved the UK’s Accession to the EU (or EEC as it was then). Without any Treaties to oblige us to take any notice of the demands of the Euro-State then the 1972 Act can easily be disposed of or indeed ignored. My point is that with the rescinding of the treaties the 1972 act becomes pointless and therefore of no power
It is as easy to revoke the treaties as it was to sign them (if it is not then the whole fascist charade can be dismissed anyway). Ministers act with crown prerogative powers and rescind the Treaties. Neither signing nor rescinding required the involvement of parliament. Parliament ratified the fait accompli in 1973. But the law to ratify has no value today if what it ratifies disappears.
But it is worth making clear how illegal the original joining of the EEC was – and there have been many democratic and internationally recognised grounds for dismissing those “Treaties” signed since 1972.
THE VIENNA CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF TREATIES
sets out what a Treaty is, how it can be legally entered into and how a Treaty can be rescinded. The Vienna Treaty notes that:
“the principles of free consent and of good faith and the pacta sunt servanda (agreements must be kept) rule are universally recognized” and
“the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, such as the principles of the equal rights and self-determination of peoples, of the sovereign equality and independence of all States, of non-interference in the domestic affairs of States, of the prohibition of the threat or use of force and of universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all,
But the self determination of the nations who signed the EU Treaties were in fact thereby removed and decisions were taken by the unelected and imposed behind the backs of national democratic parliaments. There followed the greatest of all “interference in the domestic affairs” of nation states! In the United Kingdom there was no free consent of the British people to the EEC Accession Treaty at the time of the signing. And we know from his later admission that Edward Heath misled the British people about the loss of democratic sovereignty so the British people had no self determination by a vote and they were misled. Parliament as we now know was also misled – by the 30 years suppression of the letter to Heath by the Lord Chancellor Lord Kilmuir who warned against the loss of the “unprecedented” constitutional rights and sovereignty.
The Vienna Convention makes clear (Article 49 Fraud) that a State can invalidate its consent to a Treaty
“If a State has been induced to conclude a treaty by the fraudulent conduct of another negotiating State, the State may invoke the fraud as invalidating its consent to be bound by the treaty.” and in Article 50 (Corruption of a representative of a State)
“If the expression of a State’s consent to be bound by a treaty has been procured through the corruption of its representative directly or indirectly by another negotiating State, the State may invoke such corruption as invalidating its consent to be bound by the treaty.”
We know that Germany bribed Edward Heath (**) with a (post factum) gift of £250,000 in the form of the award of the Prize money for the Charlemagne Prize – the Karl’s Prize of the German City of Aachen specifically rewarding those who promote the building of the European State – a prize founded by the Hitler regime and then re-founded after the war by “former” Nazis.
DEFINITION OF A TREATY:
The Vienna Convention also stipulates what a Treaty is: Under Article 53
“Treaties conflicting with a peremptory norm of general international law (“jus cogens”)
A treaty is void if, at the time of its conclusion, it conflicts with a peremptory norm of general international law. It is a norm of international law that a Treaty is:
A Formal Agreement between two or more states such as an alliance or trade arrangement (Dictionary). A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organisations.
A formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations (but not pertaining to DOMESTIC CONSTITUTIONS)
A TREATY IS THEREFORE NOT DEFINED AS AN AGREEMENT TO CHANGE OR DIMINISH THE INTERNAL CONSTITUTION OF SIGNATORY STATES NOR TO AFFECT THE DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS OF THEIR PEOPLES AND PARLIAMENTS.
THEREFORE THE EUROPEAN TREATIES – INCLUDING THE UK’S SIGNING OF THE ACCESSION TREATY IN 1972 – ARE NOT TREATIES AS DEFINED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW.
THEY ARE THEREFORE INVALID AND HAVE NO APPLICABILITY TO THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE AND THEIR RIGHT TO MAKE OR REPEAL THEIR OWN LAWS IN PARLIAMENT.
That is the truth. But truth has little power in Politics and certainly none in our corrupt British political class so the assumption that we were so bound was accepted by virtually all the members of the British Parliament. The were misled, they were lied to, they were deceived into voting to give away the powers that were not their’s to surrender.
But now we must finalise the end of this tawdry period of British history – and do so quickly. The first and critical step is the repudiation and rescinding of the 1972 Accession Treaty and all those which followed and to do so just as they were originally concluded – by Ministers using Crown Prerogative Powers.
It has been claimed by some who had connections with the Intelligence Services that Heath, his Europe Minister Geoffrey Rippon and the Labour politician Roy Jenkins were all paid agents of the German Secret Services. This – and much else now that the Euro-state is on the retreat – may yet be proved.