New home for Nominedeus…

Due to a few technical problems here on the cheap wordpress site…ok its better than cheap its free,  but theres been a few things that have annoyed me that needed resolution the resolution is here a new domain name and a new web host so if you have me blogrolled please can you change the linky thingy to point in the new direction, when I figure out how to do it there will be a clickable link here, oh there you go done it!

http://www.nominedeus.co.uk/

Hope you like the new place ,see you over there…or not as the case may be!

A BIG SOCIETY but for only a few Rich friends eh iDave

The BIG SOCIETY iDave keeps talking about is to set up a new fresher sort of society…

The Big Society is about helping people to come together to improve their own lives. It’s about putting more power in people’s hands – a massive transfer of power from Whitehall to local communities.

Well that sounds like it would be good doesn’t it children?…

Community empowerment: giving local councils and neighbourhoods more power to take decisions and shape their area. Our planning reforms lead by DCLG, will replace the old top-down planning system with real power for neighbourhoods to decide the future of their area.

Yay!!! I can hear you all cheering ’empowerment’ at last of frabtious day!!!….

Opening up public services: our public service reforms will enable charities, social enterprises, private companies and employee-owned co-operatives to compete to offer people high quality services. The welfare to work programme, lead by the Department for Work and Pensions will enable a wide range of organisations to help get Britain off welfare and into work.

ALL our problems are pretty much sorted then, nothing more to worry about. We are all going to have JOBS one way or another Whoopee!!…

Social action: encouraging and enabling people to play a more active part in society. National Citizen Service, Community Organisers and Community First will encourage people to get involved in their communities.

National Citizen Service?…????… say what now?…never mind must be ok its lumped in with community works, to improve the community can’t be a bad thing then eh!…

The Office for Civil Society, part of the Cabinet Office, works across government departments to translate the Big Society agenda into practical policies, provides support to voluntary and community organisations and is responsible for delivering a number of key Big Society programmes, namely:

Since when did we have an ‘OFFICE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ?’ and what big projects exactly are you talking about?…

The Big Society Bank

The Government has committed to setting up a Big Society Bank to give social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations access to greater resources. It will be set up using money from dormant bank accounts (those untouched for 15 years or more and available for spending in England) and will encourage investment in social change.

RIGHT, stop right there !, the government are going into the banking business are they….this doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, and given they are going to rob dormant accounts of their contents and that money doesn’t belong to them or the banks that will be giving it to them just where exactly do they get the authority do do this thing and….WHO did you say was going to be running it?….

Outline Proposal

Sir Ronald Cohen and Nick O’Donohoe, acting as Independent Advisers to Government on the Big Society Bank, put forward an outline proposal for Big Society Capital that was accepted by Government on 9 May.

You can read the letter endorsing the proposals from Francis Maude [PDF], Minister for the Cabinet Office, to Sir Ronald Cohen and Nick O’Donohoe.

Independent advisers to the government…now how much do you think they will cost us then, and who are ‘they’ exactly? Well I have to admit that Sir Ronald Cohen must be ok if he’s got a knighthood, isnt that right?…but who is this other one NICK O DONOHOE, he couldn’t possibly be the head of research for JP MORGAN the American Banking Dynasty that have been fixing the price of silver and bringing about the world financial collapse by their dirty derivatives sales …nah it couldn’t be him could it Dave…DAVE ANSWER ME!!! It isn’t him is it Dave?

You brain dead sycophantic, money grubbing, influence seeking, turncoat…NO ONE in their right mind would put any one of those LEECHES anywhere near our money, our communities, our livelihoods, because people in their right minds remember the old sayings like ‘birds of a feather, tarred with the same brush etc. If this IS true I really do give up…our country is being run by sub-normals …no my apologies… SUB-SUB NORMALS who were rejected for SUB  NORMALSHIP because even sub normals wouldn’t be that fecking stupid even by accident, with their eyes closed, in the dark whilst blind drunk and on drugs…which seems to be par for the course with the feckwits that somehow have got to be in charge of this once GREAT and SENSIBLE country…its as if Monty Python are running the place for a year or two for a joke….NO I AM NOT LAUGHING!!!

Can you spell Hypocrite…A.M.E.R.I.C.A., updated with one of our Hypocrites

Brilliant little film here, pass it on ! it applies to our lot as well as theirs…

Just to show how high and far hypocrasy goes heres one of our very own major hypocrites caught in the act …

Think about these people and what they do, think about the power that they have over you because you allow them it by not standing up and saying NO in as loud a voice as you can, it is time we took our constitutions back into the safety of the hands that love them and out of the clutches of the rapists that hold them now…think on….think on!

The reason why our government is so ineffectual…and why we are in the state we are in!

There has been a lot of reading and thinking going on here since the last post, a lot of blanks have been filled in and the outlined child’s picture book in my possession has finally had the colouring in that it so badly needed…

For that I have to thank both Maurice (the subject of the last post) for leading me to the information and SUZON FORSCEY-MOORE for the original research that she did on the subject in hand. Much of what is to written below comes from this research though I am adding some of my own suppositions to it, to show why it has been the catalyst that it has to my thinking!

I do not care if you agree or not with the information set out here, whatever may be the case I hope that you will find something of value in it, something to learn which you did not know/realise!

Where to start?…we all know that the bankers have got away free and clear from the debacle that they dropped us ALL into, have you,like me, wondered why/how? Suzons work shows only too clearly the answers to those wonderings…have you also (like me) wondered why our so called representatives in government, especially the executive, make such blatant ‘volte face’ upon assuming the reins of power?…have you (like me) wondered about the supremacy of parliament?…have you, thought out the ‘masons/illuminati’ thing and been left wondering at the gates of the impenetrable City of London?

Well I believe that all these things and more have their answers here in the roots of this rats nest of iniquity…the question must be posed and answered, ‘Where does this leave LAWFUL REBELLION?’, for if we are honest with ourselves after taking this information on board, there never will be any change in the ‘status quo’ through such a stand, pay attention we are going on a little trip into history, a little trip which will make you believe (if you accept the basic premises put forward here) that ‘history’ is alive and well today and nothing…NOTHING ever changed for the better for ‘us’ the people. I can see only one answer, though it may have many paths open to reach the goal, I wonder if you will see that answer for yourselves…your actions/reactions will tell!

The Meat

The year is 1067 and William the Conqueror, lately arrived from parts unknown across the channel, establishes his first ROYAL CHARTER to the Corporation of the City of London. (I have often wondered why Willy did not attack and subdue through force the city of London, most of the history that I know suggests that London was too strong a fortification and Willy decided that the trading going on from there was too important to waste by sacking it, there may be a kernel of truth in that but regardless of what his motives were at the time , what he did do is what haunts us to this day!)

A Royal Charter? what do we ‘the peasants’ know of Royal Charters?… well precious little, is the answer to that. I think we all have some idea of what we think them to be but do we know what a Royal Charter bestows upon the chartered ones…try this for size and see if it fits…

Royal charters-granted to commercial interests, professions, institutes,universities and 66 UK cities- are currently individually negotiated by the Privy Council Office with the relevant minister, indicating that they are not documents produced as a matter of mere formality or custom but are contracts which have been carefully deliberated.

So what?…well the commonly held view of such things is that they are ‘mere formality or custom’, for most people do not bother to think further that this about such things, to most it is a bit like being given an OBE for your good work or some such, if it is thought about that far, it is the equivalent in the ‘business world’! Nothing could be further from the truth!

Although charters are individualised, almost all create a hiearchical structure with powers and privileges concentrated at the top…

…and here comes the kicker…

Royal charters explicitly command JUDGES, MINISTERS and CIVIL SERVANTS to give favourable treatment to the chartered body, wrongdoing (including ‘non-recital’ or concealment and ‘mis-recital’ or deception) notwithstanding. That this command is not only made but obeyed can be seen in the ‘Lloyds of London’ fraud and in numerous acts of parliament.

If deception and concealment (the elements of fraud) have been contractually excused in advance at the highest level for over 900 years, then how well do standard assumptions hold up now? (my Caps,for emphasis)

If you will forgive me I am going to drop  a whole PDF in here for your attention…(numbering ‘in the body of the text’ refers to footnotes, they are the numerals without full stops behind them, for convenience of reading I will colour the main text orange)

Some commonly held beliefs are that:

1. the British Empire lost most of its power and influence

2. our government is a constitutional monarchy / parliamentary democracy

3. the royal prerogative is limited to a few formalities

4. the Privy Council is primarily concerned with Commonwealth matters

5. UK judges are independent, impartial and uphold ‘the rule of law’

6. cabinet ministers decide policy

7. the monarch defers to the will of Parliament

8. incorporation is a defensible basis for doing business

9. market forces are natural and efficient

10. privatisation and deregulation have been driven by economic theories

11. the “special relationship” with the US has been a good thing

12. poverty, crime and war are inevitable

REFUTATIONS IN BRIEF

substantiated in <evidence.pdf>

1. The British Empire4 lost most of its power and influence

A more accurate term would be ‘Norman-English Empire’–’Norman’ for its origin5

and ‘English’ for its headquarters. Royal charters remain in force in the United

States, Australia and probably elsewhere. The Royal Society of St George (‘to

promote all things English’), established in New York in 1770, remains active to

this day. More importantly, the concept of entitlement remains strong (and

damaging) in the empire’s headquarters and its outposts. National boundaries

mean little when power and privilege are at risk–which they almost always are..

The Norman-English empire was and continues to be a dominant force in the

world. The characteristics of its dominant aristocratic and corporate agents

include a willingness to murder and steal for personal gain without regard to the

suffering of others.

4 A term first used by John Dee (1527-1608), a prominent mathematician who made important contributions to

navigation and astronomy. Dee was alleged to be the model for Shakespeare’s Prospero.

5 The current Royals are descendants of William the Conquerer. See Gascoigne’s Encyclopedia of Britain

(1993) pp 550-51 and the end papers of Kitty Kelley’s The Royals.

2. Our government is a constitutional monarchy / parliamentary democracy

The United Kingdom is a confusing mix of theocracy, plutocracy and (selfdescribed6

) military regime. Much of the power that Parliament has in theory is

commanded by a cabinet which defers in practice to the monarchy and

its supporters, including the Liverymen of the City of London.

Feudalism is described by Gascoigne (p 229) as a system of administration ‘by

which the upper levels of a military society assign land to those below them in

return for military service when required’. The peasants are required for labour as

well as military service. Perhaps ‘feudal’ society is as good a label as any.

3. The royal prerogative is limited to a few formalities

The royal prerogative is considerably more extensive than the 2004 report by the

Public Administration Select Committee acknowledges.7 Royal charters are not

mentioned in the body of the report, nor has there been more than a passing

mention (and no hint of their constitutional significance) on royal websites or in

recent television documentaries about the monarchy.

4. The Privy Council is primarily concerned with Commonwealth matters

The Privy Council itself is composed of peers of the realm, bishops of the Church

of England, serving and former cabinet ministers, members of opposition front

benches and individuals chosen by the monarch.8 The Privy Council’s judicial

committee functions as a court of appeal for some Commonwealth countries and

provides ‘Visitors’ who adjudicate complaints within universities.

However, the Privy Council Office has a finger in every pie. It drafts primary and

secondary legislation, brokers royal charters, is in charge of the NHS and

regulates all regulatory bodies. It is the means by which the monarchy rules

without appearing to rule.

5. UK judges are independent, impartial and uphold the rule of law

The UK judge is a well looked-after9 royal employee under orders to protect the

monarchy’s supporters within his jurisdiction. He allows the privileged to ignore

the rights of individuals. He is not bound by precedent (case law) or the principles

of natural justice. He uses the language of justice but all too often delivers its

opposite.

Because the rule of law is not upheld, proceedings (including ‘independent public

inquiries’) are outcome-driven. The status of the parties routinely determines the

result.

6 “The Duke: A Portrait of Prince Philip”, ITV, March 13-14 2008.

7 “Taming the Prerogative” March 2004

8 Ann Clywd, the Labour MP who supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003 seems to be in this category

9 The judges at the Central Criminal Court ( the ‘Old Bailey’) are wined and dined daily by the owner of the

court, the Corporation of the City of London.

6. Cabinet ministers decide policy

Cabinet ministers (and most prominently the prime minister) are the public

figures which divert attention away from the invisible drivers of policy. Perhaps not

everything is decided by the men who dominate the City’s Worshipful Companies,

but probably most things of financial and legal importance are.

7. The monarch submits to the will of Parliament

There are contending forces which bring to mind Matthew Arnold’s ‘ignorant

armies that clash by night’. Because the decision-making process is subverted

by powerful advantage seekers with conflicting interests, Parliament has little will

of its own.

Queen Anne was the last to withhold royal assent.10 It is probably fair to say that

the monarch submits to the will of the monarchy’s supporters as expressed

through Parliament.

8. Incorporation is a defensible basis for doing business

Those who believe in fairness, decency and democracy would disagree.

Deregulated capitalism–based on the hierarchical structure of the corporation–

uses one crime (blackmail) to perpetrate other serious crimes for personal gain.

9. Market forces are natural and efficient

Market forces are manipulated and detrimental to the common good.

10. Privatisation and deregulation have been driven by economic theories

Men, not theories, drive events. The same kind of people who pay others to steal

works of art have acquired public assets at knockdown prices. The deregulating

‘Big Bang’ of 1986 was the doing of City men and their enablers in Parliament.

11. The ‘special relationship’ with the US has been a good thing

The Norman-English empire has always been a prominent political and cultural

influence on the United States. That influence has been baleful to the extent that it

involved the near-extinction of the native population, the buying and selling of

slaves and the use of slave labour for personal enrichment, more than two

centuries of military adventurism and the denial of equality of opportunity and

outcome. American monarchists have had their own warrior kings and turned

‘defence of the Realm’ into ‘national security’ to achieve antidemocratic ends.

The US has been a baleful influence on the United Kingdom to the extent that it

has agreed with and has backed traditional royalist enthusiasms, including the

zealous development, manufacture and use of weaponry.

10 Gascoigne p 547

12. Poverty, crime and war are inevitable

Poverty and crime (like the Irish “famine” of 1845-7) are not due to actual scarcity

but to policy. Aristocrats and quasi-aristocrats find it convenient that Bagehot’s

“lower orders” may be dim, brutish and criminal to confirm their argument that

given the same privileges, the disadvantaged would be as bad as they are.

War, in which elites can consolidate and increase their wealth, also binds a

people into allegiance. A soldier wants to believe that his seeing and perhaps

doing bad things have been for a good cause. Concepts like ‘serving our country

by protecting it from terrorists’ is a rationalisation which tends to carry the day in

the press.

CLARIFICATIONS

i) Nobody living created the Norman-English empire.

ii) Royal charters are not the only ‘licences’ detrimental to the common good.

The claim that nothing done in it the name of the Crown can be wrong also

protects and encourages wrongdoing.

iii) Although there is much to be concerned about at present, the present

monarchy has not been implicated anything on the scale of the misnamed Irish

Famine, the South African concentration camps, the Zulu massacres or the mass

starvations in India. The indications are that the royal family values as well as

needs the respect of the people.

iv) Monarchy can coexist with good governance. Of the most equal societies cited

by Wilkinson and Pickett, the most equal is Japan, followed by Sweden, Denmark

and Finland with the last being the only republic.

v) It would be wrong then to read this research as an attack on the royal family or

even the monarchy’s political front men. It is critical of the advantage seekers who

use corporate status behind the scenes to enrich themselves at the expense of

others.

vi) Even so, the first consideration is to decrease inequality by ensuring that

everyone gains something of value: increased personal security.

A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT

A monarchy released from dependence upon the wealthy few is free to appeal to

the people for its support. It could do so by a number of measures which would

increase the health and well-being of all, with no one’s happiness noticeably

diminished and almost everyone’s happiness enhanced. The royal family has

won the affection of many for a number of reasons. Now they are free to win the

affection of us all.

© Suzon Forscey-Moore 2009 May be distributed or quoted on a non-profit basis with proper

attribution.

Is the picture of the deception played upon us getting any clearer to you?…by this stage of reading a great many loose ends were tying themselves quietly together for me, I am not unread, nor uneducated in the various threads that we have all been chasing down through our ventures into and around subjects like the ‘Freeman’Movement, the ‘Sovereign’ movement, Lawful Rebellion etc. etc. and much of what I had learned made a great deal of sense (common?) to me but there has always been something missing, the exact mechanism by which we are all subjected to the whims of the powerful. I believe this to be the key to that missing mechanism, and the problem now becomes what can be done about it and how….

I will give you a little more of Suzons work here to help you see the whole a little clearer perhaps…

Entitlement: Aristocrats Defend Privilege (1884)

A Critical Examination of the Dissenting Report on City Livery Companies

Royal Commission 1880-84

ABSTRACT: The privileges enjoyed by City liverymen in return for their support of the

monarchy founded by William the Conquerer in 1066 have no logical or moral

foundation. In 1884 certain aristocrats within the Royal Commission attempted to justify

the privileges of City of London liverymen without admitting that the privileges in the

livery company charters included favourable treatment by judges and ministers. Their

argument–which amounts to nothing more than an unsupported claim–may be summed

up in a word: entitlement. The main report favoured some government oversight of the

livery companies but the dissenting report omits relevant matters, including the livery

companies’ direct links to the armed forces and the favoured status which to this day

allows City liverymen to unduly influence legislation and be protected in the law courts

despite wrongdoing, including ‘non-recital’ (concealment) and ‘mis-recital’ (deception).

The nature of aristocratic entitlement is the greatest freedom to take advantage of

opportunities for personal gain and pleasure with little regard for the welfare of others.

The dissenting report of 1884 is a defence of aristocratic privilege set out by men

who were themselves aristocrats or quasi-aristocrats. Their protest against

interference with the freedom of City of London liverymen to control a trade and

amass treasure, property and power without government oversight1 relies upon

entitlement which has either been inherited (‘patrimony’) or paid for

(‘redemption’).2

Had the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and

Fundamental Freedoms been in existence, the dissenters might well have cited

Article 11(1): Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to

freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade

unions for the protection of his interests.

However, it is important to distinguish between the idea that individuals have the

right to associate with others to protect their common interests and the right of a

few people, acting secretively, to advance their interests at the expense of the

common good.

The argument that aristocrats are entitled from birth to privileges denied to others

has no moral or rational basis. As Thomas Paine reasoned in The Rights of Man

almost a century before the report was published, there are no hereditary judges,

mathematicians or poet laureates.

1 Contrast this with the treatment of recipients of means-tested benefits who must, upon demand,

hand over bank statements. passbooks and personal information, including names of any co-habitants.

2 Freemen and apprentices are also members of livery companies, but their privileges are limited. They

serve as a company’s power base and, in return, may have access to education for their children and a

pension in old age.

Key statements (in bold) have been extracted from the dissenting report3 and

subjected to analysis.

[The livery companies’] constitution was always aristocratic. (p 3)

The companies, like other chartered bodies, were and are hierarchies of

dominance, mini-kingdoms with their own courts. An aristocratic constitution

establishes rule by a privileged minority.

These reasons [sic] have caused the companies to consist largely of

non-craftsmen4 from the earliest times, and the proportion of noncraftsmen

seems always to have been particularly large among the

administrators or governing bodies. (p 3)

The companies were and are aristocratic because they were designed by

powerful persons to benefit themselves and their progeny. Patrimony, the

inheritance of liveryships by sons and daughters, is one method by which the

DNA of the powerful is perpetuated. The power of the wealthy does not end when

the body dies. Those who control corporations are seekers of immortality.

[F]or the last four hundred years the companies of London have been

mainly what they are at the present day, viz., associations identified in

name with-trade and manufactures, but whose real objects have been

rather hospitality and benevolence. (p 4)

Hospitality is undoubtedly an object to this day. Livery company websites offer, in

the words of their members, glimpses of social life in the City of London:

The dinner menu was well balanced with fine wines from Alsace, Bourgogne and

Victoria and proved unexpectedly educational. The starter was a delicate goat cheese

crottin (a rather unsavoury word which can be found in any reasonably broad-minded

French dictionary). The cheese is produced in the village of Chavignol near Sancerre

from the milk of mountain goats and has an intense but not overwhelming flavour. This

was followed by pan fried mullet and seared cannon of lamb. This cut from the eye of

the loin is currently a favourite of Gordon Ramsay’s at Claridge’s. Loving cups were

circulated in the time-honoured way.5

The Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers attended the following events

between 27 April 2006 and 9 November 2007:

Heriot-Watt Lecture, Edinburgh

Cooks Company Dinner, Innholders’ Hall

Funeral and eulogy for Budge Brooks

Court Trip to Bordeaux

Distillers Golf Day at West Kent GC followed by weekend at Ironbridge

Sherrifs Common Hall and lunch

3 The full dissenting report, as well as the main report, may be found at http://www.british-history.ac.uk

4 This distancing from trade and commercial interests seems disingenuous. Whatever the facts were at the

time of the report, there is considerable evidence that in recent times the livery companies have effectively

been self-serving unelected unaccountable policy making organisations. In 2000, the Worshipful Company

of Water Conservators had liverymen with addresses at Severn-Trent Water Ltd, Yorkshire Water Plc and

The Environment Agency. (Source: City of London Directory & Livery Companies Guide 2000, pp 285-6.)

5 The Newsletter of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers, May 2006, p 6

Court meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

Lunch at Chilean Ambassador’s residence

Cricket at Sutton Valence School

Masters & Clerks Dinner at Innholders’ Hall

Sheriffs and Recorders Fund at Old Bailey

Lord’s [Cricket Ground] Tour and Cocktail Party

Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Lunch at Butchers’ Hall

Golf Match v Brewers

Beefeater Distillery Inspection

Lunch Nursing Yeomanry Guildhall

Glass Sellers Dinner

Cask Group Lunch

Livery and Ladies Banquet at Mansion House

Vintage festival and lunch

Keepers of the Quaich Dinner at Blair Athol Castle

Scottish Golf Day at Prestwick GC

WSET Annual Lecture

Framework Knitters Banquet

Vintners Livery Banquet

Lord Mayor’s Appeal

Lady Mayoress reception at Mansion House

Poppy Day Appeal at St Paul’s

Mistress Badge Ceremony at WSET6

Adam Smith observed in The Wealth of Nations (1776), “People of the same trade

seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation

ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices”.

[The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Livery Weekend], initiated in 1983 by the then Lord

Mayor of London, Sir Peter Gadsden, provides a great opportunity for fellow Masters to

socialise and compare notes away from the formality of the round of City events that

otherwise bring them together. Benefiting from the long-awaited arrival of summer

sunshine, the weekend was a great success. New friendships were forged and common

challenges shared in the unique and fascinating surroundings of the birthplace of the

industrial revolution.7

The dissenters devote considerable space to recording livery company support

for education but make no mention of their support for the monarchy’s armed

forces, even though royal charters have always been revoked and granted to raise

funds for military excursions.

A splendid buffet in the Royal Signals Museum gave us all a chance to look round the

museum and the various exhibits covering the history of both Blanford Camp and the

Signals Regiment. The afternoon session concentrated on practical soldiering skills

taught. A thorough briefing on survival skills from one of the instructors who has spent

some time with the SAS gave us some useful insights on how to survive on some of

those more exotic business trips, although the improvised clothing used to keep warm

might not look that good in the boardroom.

Our grateful thanks to Brigadier Ted Flint and Colonel Gordon Rafferty for arranging

and hosting our visit, and Lt Colonel James Langley–Commanding Officer of 11 Signal

Regiment–and all of his staff for their assistance in making this a fantastic day out, both

informative and enjoyable.8

6 ‘The Distillate’, newsletter of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, Winter 2007, p 7

7 ‘The Worshipful Company of Insurers Newsletter’, June 2008, p 1

8 ‘Monitor: The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Newsletter’, April 2008, p 4

Many of the (currently 108) livery company clerks are drawn from the highest ranks

of the armed forces. Circa 2007, a list included four from the Royal Air Force (one

Wing Commander, two Group Captains and one Air Vice-Marshal), 13 from the

Royal Navy (three Captains, three Commanders, two Commodores and five Rear-

Admirals) and 21 from the Army (one Major, seven Lieutenant-Colonels, eight

Colonels, four Brigadiers and one Major-General).

Kevin Cahill (2001) writes of those promoted by the Plantagenets:

At the end of the day it was their capacity to hang onto wealth, even as the number of

the wealthy outside the core aristocracy increased, which enabled them to sustain the

positions created for them by the Plantagenets when they were in power and on the

throne. That and the myth of their origin, which was easy enough to promote if you

could afford the feasts, banquets and balls necessary to the social promotion of

position.9

Socialising is an essential part of becoming an insider, someone who has made

friends, is in a position to do favours for those friends and who will expect favours

from them in return. Belonging to a social group is beneficial physiologically as

well as financially. Social relationships have chemical “feel good” payoffs and it is

natural to seek them out. The problem is not the formation of a social group, but

the covert use of wealth and power to exercise undue influence in legal and

political arenas. In other jurisdictions influence peddling is an imprisonable

offence, but in the UK doing favours and accepting favours in return is a way of life

which–thanks to privileges entrenched in royal charters as well as custom–has

never been properly scrutinised.

If hospitality and benevolence are proper activities and above reproach in

themselves, it does not follow that they constitute a valid reason for an

organisation to be exempt from government oversight and regulation.

Despite a flawed and feeble veneer of democracy, today as before there are

people of privilege and people without it, with the former being above the law and

the latter being oppressed by it.

[T]heir corporate property is as much their own, and with as full a right

of disposition in the eye of the law, as that of any private individual, and

the Crown has no more right to inquire into the mode in which it was

acquired and the way in which the income arising from it is spent, than it

has to make similar inquiries with respect to the estate or income of a

landed gentleman or merchant. (p 4)

This strong claim of entitlement placed Queen Victoria in very much the same

position as King John’s in 1215. The aristocracy sends its message that “rank

has its privileges” which “the Crown” must honour. Sovereigns have been

deposed by the plots and intrigues of barons. Kings and queens have granted

favours to keep their heads as well as their crowns.

9 Kevin Cahill, Who Owns Britain: The Hidden Facts Behind Land Ownership in Britain and Ireland (2001), p 124

The ruling class obtained, retained and increased its power and influence through

centuries of murderous force, but would draw a line under the actions of their

ancestors while being no more accountable to the public or concerned about the

harm done to others by incorporation. Members of Parliament have not

understood this or have tied their own hands and not addressed it.

[T]he few really highly-paid officials who are in the employment of the

companies hold positions of importance, and are professional men of

ability, who could easily have found equally remunerative occupations.

(p 9)

This claim is unsupported by evidence. Failure, as the current banking ‘crisis’

shows, is well-rewarded.

That is not to say that genuine accomplishment goes unrewarded. Judges who

preside over difficult civil trials or head public inquiries into matters of importance

to the Crown are promoted. That they find no significant wrongdoing by ministers,

civil servants and businessmen takes considerable skill whenever there is

substantial evidence to the contrary.

As regards the mode in which the company’s income is expended, the

company trust that the same sense of the duties attaching to the

possession of property which has hitherto guided them in the

administration of their own will continue to do so; and they venture to

think that in this respect they have no reason to fear a comparison

with the most liberal among the wealthy nobility and gentry of the realm.

But considering this point to be one affecting themselves only, they

decline to notice either the censure or the commendation which may

have been expressed by others in reference to it. (p 10)

This letter from the Mercers’ Company (first in precedence among City livery

companies and, according to its website, the owner of significant parcels of

property within and outside of the City) is an assertion of superiority which need

not be questioned, even though only those at the top are ever in control of assets

and influence.

Their property being at law the companies’ own, the product partly of

their own savings, partly of absolute gifts to them, and the income from

it being in great part spent for the public good, we join with the Lord

Chancellor in “declining to contemplate” any State interference with this

property or with the companies in their administration of the income

arising from it. (p 16)

But–we outsiders may ask–who has made the law, today and for centuries,

if not the aristocrats and their hangers-on? And what sort of law have they

created, if not essentially self-serving? Legislation is still drafted by what are

effectively royal servants in the Privy Council Office.

Any person having the slightest knowledge of the London Companies

must be aware that patrimony is the very essence of their constitution.

(p 18)

Patrimony is the aristocrat’s primary claim to privilege. A history of murder and

theft by ancestors is not decried or denied, but found to be an acceptable, if

perhaps unfortunate, foundation of wealth and power.

Much privilege has been inherited by the descendants of thieves and murderers.

Entitlement equals their “right” to maximum freedom to exploit opportunities for

personal gain and pleasure without being obliged to consider the impact on

outsiders.

A clue to the dominant aristocratic mindset may be found in the opinion of the

Victorian journalist and MP Walter Bagehot who stated: ‘We have in a great

community like England crowds of people scarcely more civilised than the

majority of two thousand years ago…The lower orders, the middle orders, are

still, when tried by the standard of the educated “ten thousand”, narrowminded,

unintelligent, incurious’.10

It was also Bagehot’s view (echoing Edmund Burke) that ‘yesterday’s institutions’

were ‘the most ready, the most influential, the most easy to get obeyed, the most

likely to retain the reverence which they alone inherit’.11 Though outsiders (today

including women and ethnic minorities) may be welcomed into the ranks of the

livery companies for their talents and money and to dilute the white male image,

the prevailing assumption seems to be that, while aristocrats and quasiaristocrats

may be imperfect, Bagehot’s lower and middle orders would be no

better and might even be worse if given the chance. Stanley Milgram’s

experiments12 demonstrate that how people behave is more likely to be

influenced by the situation they find themselves in than by their personal values.

Caught in a social trap, few people would want to be seen to ‘let down the side’

and betray their class, their friends and their colleagues.

The argument of ‘less corrupt than others would be’ was not raised in the report.

While it may be a belief which gives psychological comfort to the elite, because

there are reasonable democratic alternatives, it can not be a sufficient

endorsement of hereditary entitlement or entitlement by wealth.

The dissenters’ report acknowledges that livery companies were incorporated

bodies, enabled by royal charters to regulate trade and amass treasure, property

and power. What is not acknowledged is that royal charters placed City liverymen

above the law via the royal command for judges and ministers to favour them in

disputes and legislation, “mis-recital” (deception) and “non-recital” (concealment)

notwithstanding.

The commission, probably established under duress and intended to soothe the

public into thinking that something had somehow been done, had no discernible

10 Walter Bagehot, The English Constitution (1867) p 6

11 Ibid. p 7

12 Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority (1974)

impact. Queen Victoria, who preferred the romantic Disraeli to the reformer

Gladstone, would have been predisposed to defend hereditary privileges.

There have been and will continue to be disagreements among those in the ruling

class, but its dominant13 members have shared a belief about where their

common interests lie and have defended the status quo. This is understandable,

mistaken and counterproductive. Security as the preserve of an elite is not much

security for those they exploit or for the exploiters themselves.

Greater security for everyone, based upon a clearer understanding of the feudal

past which has continued in a more subtle guise, should be our common goal.

© Suzon Forscey-Moore 2009

Published in the public interest. May be distributed on a non-profit basis with proper attribution.

Do we get the picture now… the Barons Committee we as Lawful Rebels are putting so much faith in is nothing more than a part of the whole conspiracy to keep the power in the hands of those who support the monarchy. This conspiracy obviously includes ALL the major political parties who are held to ransom by the power brokers of the ‘City of London’, we the people do not get a look in and never really have when you stop to think about it…

E V I D E N C E
1. The first charter
The first charter of the Norman-English dynasty1 was granted to the
Corporation of the City of London2 by William the Conquerer in 1067.
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2. The successful dynasty
HRH Elizabeth II is a direct descendant of William the Conquerer.3 HRH Prince
Philip is also a direct descendant of William the Conquerer.4
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3. Privy Council Office functions
Accommodation
Arts, Leisure and Sport
Applications to use ‘university’ in a business name
Burial grounds – arranging closures
Charities
Ecclesiastical Matters
Environment
Facilities and Corporate projects
Finance
Financial Institutions
Higher Education
High Sheriffs
Human Resources
Local Government
Management Institutions
Messenger/Security Service
Military matters
Orders in Council – drafting and issuing
Policy groups – administrative support
Privy Counsellors – arrangement of new appointments
Privy Council Meetings – arranging
Privy Council Meetings – preperatory work
1 “Norman” for its origin and “English” for its headquarters.
2 “City of London Livery Companies” (2006), City of London Public Relations Office, p 17.
3 Bamber Gascoigne, Encyclopedia of Britain (1993), pp 550-51.
4 Kitty Kelley, The Royals (1997), endpapers.
Recruitment
Royal Charters – production of
Statutory Bodies – administering appointments
Statutory Instruments – receipt and preparation
Science, Engineering and Technology
Statutory health Care Regulation
Statutory Instruments
Veterinary matters
The assignment of these tasks to office staff shows four additional areas of
responsibility:
Statutory Health Care Regulation
Accountants professional bodies
Royal/Constitutional matters
Medical Institutions and Royal Colleges
Parliamentary Questions5
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4. The range of chartered bodies
Royal charters are, with few exceptions, the basis for most of the 108 City of
London Livery Companies.6 Royal charters have also been granted to 66 cities,
a large but unknown number of schools, colleges, universities and institutes,
almost every profession including legal, financial, health, construction, energy,
technology, management, agricultural, manufacturing, transport and the press.
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5. The number of chartered bodies
The number of unrevoked chartered bodies is reported to be “400 or so” but the
list published online by the Privy Council Office has been systematically altered
page by page. The total of those listed comes to 546 but the actual count is
probably closer to a thousand and possibly more.
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6. Royal charters are intended to be binding contracts
Royal charters satisfy all the elements of legally binding contracts (except for
propriety), including quid pro quo (something for something).7 City livery
companies provide financial assistance to Church of England schools and all
branches of the military.8
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5 Organisational chart of the Privy Council Office (April 2007)
6 Survey of City Livery Company websites.
7 Laurence Koffman and Elizabeth MacDonald, The Law of Contract (1992) London: Fourmat Publishing
8 Survey of City Livery Company websites.
7. The charter of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers
Almost no City livery company website makes its charter available online
to non-members.9 One exception is the Worshipful Company of International
Bankers which contains this implied command to ministers and judges in section
15(b):
Our royal will and pleasure is that this Our Charter shall be construed benevolently
and in every case most favourably to the Worshipful Company and the promotion
of the objects of this Our Charter.
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8. The composition of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers
In 2008, the master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers was the
Chief Executive of Fortis Bank (his predecessors included the chairman of the
Camelot Group, a former governor of the Bank of England, a former chairman of
HSBC Holdings, a former chairman of Lloyds TSB Group and senior adviser to
Morgan Stanley & Co International). The deputy master was chairman and CEO of
Arbuthnot Banking Group and members of the court included representatives from
Wachovia Bank, the London Stock Exchange, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and the
chairman of Europe, Middle East & Africa Merrill Lynch International.
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9. Charters order ministers, judges and civil servants to turn a blind eye to fraud
A significant though unknown number of Royal Charters currently in force
command either explicitly or by implication that judges, ministers and public
servants give favourable treatment to the chartered body “non-recital
(concealment) and mis-recital (deception) notwithstanding”.
The BBC charter granted in 1996 states: We do further will, ordain and declare that
these Our Letters or the enrolment or exemplification thereof shall be in and by all
things good, firm, valid, sufficient and effectual in law according to the true intent
and meaning thereof and shall be taken, construed and judged in the most
favourable and beneficial sense for the best advantage of the corporation in Our
Courts of Record as elsewhere by all and singular Judges, Justices, Officers,
Ministers and other Our Subjects whatsoever any non-recital, mis-recital or any
other omission, imperfection, defect, matter, cause or thing whatsoever to the
contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.
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10. The compositon of the City of London’s Financial Services Group
The Financial Services Group is composed of 11 livery companies: the
Worshipful Company of Solicitors of the City of London, the Worshipful Company of
Chartered Accountants, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and
9 Ibid.
Administrators, the Worshipful Company of Marketors, the Worshipful Company of
Actuaries, the Worshipful Company of Insurers, the Worshipful Company of
Arbitrators, the Worship Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful
Company of World Traders, the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants
and the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers.
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11. Senior judges accept hospitality from the Corporation of the City of London
Each year senior figures in the English judiciary accept hospitality from the Lord
Mayor of the Corporation of the City of London.
My Lord High Chancellor and Secretary of State, My Lord Chief Justice,
Master of the Rolls, Fellow Aldermen, Mr Recorder, Sheriffs, Ladies and
Gentlemen. Welcome all of you to the Mansion House and a special
welcome to all of you who are here at this annual dinner for the first time.
At their dinner the Bishops always attempt to win first place in the annual
race to drink more of our best Mansion House claret than anyone else.
The cognoscenti amongst you will know that you Judges have won the
prize for several years in succession and I feel sure you will not wish to
disappoint my accountant this evening.10
According to the City of London website, the corporation owns and operates the
Old Bailey and provides daily luncheons for the judges.
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12. Many City Livery Company clerks have high-ranking military titles
A significant number of City livery company clerks have high-ranking military titles.11
This suggests that members of the aristocracy may predominate.
13. The royal connection to offshore banking
[W]hat unites the three dependencies [the Isle of Man, the island of Jersey and the
island of Guernsey] is that each euphemistically described as an offshore banking
centre. In practice, all three are amongst the world’s major tax havens. (Of the 24
offshore banking centres world-wide recognised by the Offshore Financial Centres
Directory, 14 have the Queen as head of state…This is a characteristic they share
with many of the Queen’s overseas territories, including Anguilla, Bermuda, the
British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibralter and the sovereign territories of
Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados and Belize…
[T]he Queen is…also head of state to the bulk of the offshore-banking and taxhaven
industry. In banking terms, the banks on her territories handle most of the
trillions of dollars held outside the main financial systems of the civilised world.12
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10 Speech by The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London Alderman David Lewis, 15 July 2008.
11 City of London website
12 Kevin Cahill, Who Owns the World (2007), p 49
14. A reversal of the BBC’s previous royal charter
The current BBC charter reverses the previous command: This Charter shall be
interpreted objectively. The presumption that a grant by the Crown is to be
interpreted most beneficially for the Crown and against the subject shall not apply.
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15. Composition of the Worshipful Company of Paviors
Today the principal object of the Company is to further the ‘craft of paving’ in its
modern context that is the planning, research, design, construction, maintenance
and management of all paved surfaces as used in floors, pedestrian areas, playing
surfaces, hard standings, landscaping, pavements, streets, roads, motorways and
runways.13
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16. Sir Kenneth Cork’s intention to make ministers subservient
Kenneth Cork (deceased), a City insolvency practitioner, government ‘fixer’ and
Lord Mayor from 1978-79 describes his creation of ‘instant’ livery companies:
So we proposed to the Court of Aldermen that there should be a new breed of
livery company which could be brought into being instantly. Those who could
show that they qualified by having the necessary power, influence and charitable
funds, and were respectable in every way, should not have to go through the
traditional process. The City officers were utterly opposed to the concept of instant
livery companies…But the Court of Aldermen jumped at the idea. They saw them
as adding power to the office of Lord Mayor. In any future argument with the
government, a Lord Mayor could point to his court of Aldermen containing
members of the new professions who were giving him full support, and ask the
Prime Minister whether he thought it was in his interest to fall out with
influential people of that calibre… [emphasis added]
The professions I had in mind were the Chartered Secretaries, the insurers, the
80,000 Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Surveyors, the marketers, the
bankers, the actuaries. All such had personal skills which had replaced the ‘craft’
skills of old. They were another kind of craft. Moreover they had standing and
integrity, and supported by ample funds, for whom the City was designed…Such
people as I envisaged forming the new instant livery companies had a vested
interest in keeping the City intact, in keeping the aldermen and the Corporation
free of the GLC and any political flavour it might have…
Many asked where the professional institute would end and the livery company
begin. This presented no problem. The Chartered Accountants, for instance, ran
the profession, but the Great and the Good joined the livery company, which gave
them the facility to give service after they had ceased to serve on the institute —
13 http://www.paviors.org.uk/about/origins.aspx
senior and respected people, not necessarily retired, but probably still working in
their firms. As livery men they would influence their own profession and the
Institute, while recognising that the independence of the City of London and of the
Lord Mayor protected their independence. [original emphasis]14
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17. The Worshipful Company of Insurers sets ‘something of a record’
Considering that insurance has thrived in this City for well over three hundred
years, it is perhaps surprising that the industry had not spawned a Livery Company
centuries ago. In fact, the Insurers’ Company set something of a record in moving
from incorporation as a Guild Company to the achievement of Livery status within
the space of three months, [amazing, usually takes years] the formal letters patent
being granted on 18 September 1979 and presented by the Lord Mayor, Sir
Kenneth Cork, on 19 October 1979 to create the Worshipful Company of Insurers.
The Company was formed following an initiative by Sir Kenneth Cork who, during
his year as Aldermanic Sheriff, came to recognise the desirability of the important
financial services to the City being represented by Livery Companies able to play
a full part in the governance and development of the City.15
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18. Sir Kenneth on throwing doubt on the reputation of British insurance
The vehicle he used to inflict ‘this gigantic swindle’ on the British public–to use
Judge King-Hamilton’s words–had limited liability, and was called the Fire, Auto
and Marine Insurance Company Ltd. As a foreigner, he saw limited liability as a
delightful invention of the Western world which excused people like him from
personal risk. As a crook he would only consider it the attitude of a weakling to
admit that limited risk assumed limited responsibility. It would have been beyond
him to realise that to be granted limited liability was a privilege, and that in
exercising it an entrepreneur had a debt to society to be excessively honest in
every calculation he made. Most of all, such a code insisted that, having led
people into a mess, the last thing an honest operator did was walk away and leave
them there. Perhaps the most damaging aspect of the Savundra debacle was not
the harm he did to the company’s 400,000 policy-holders with their 43,000
outstanding claims, which was bad enough, but what he did to potential overseas
customers for British insurance for whom the reputation for honesty and straight
dealing of British firms was second to none. For anyone to throw doubt on the
reliability of the insurance market in Britain in the way Savundra did was
unforgivable. It was this that earned him universal contempt.16
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14 Cork on Cork (1988) pp 218-19
15 Worshipful Company of Insurers website (May 2007)
16 Op cit.
18. The Lord Mayor of London travels with the status of cabinet minister
For example, we prepare briefings for the Lord Mayor’s overseas visits: he spends
up to a third of his time travelling overseas, with the status of cabinet minister, and
we brief him on [Insurance] matters to assist his discussions with overseas
business people, regulators, officials and Government ministers…17
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19. The status and duties of the Lord Mayor of the Corporation
As head of the City of London, the Lord Mayor presides over its governing bodies –
the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council. He is Chief Magistrate of
the City of London, Admiral of the Port of London, Chancellor of City University and
President or Patron of many other civic and charitable organisations.
He also has a much wider business role – working for Britain as a whole,
supporting and promoting the world’s leading international financial centre, the City
of London, both at home and abroad. His position as a trusted spokesman for the
business community is enhanced by the entirely apolitical nature of his office. 18
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20. A royal charter is a mark of royal favour
After the grant of a Charter of Incorporation, the Privy Council does not monitor the
proceedings of the body or institution so incorporated in any way. This is partly
because Charters are granted only to institutions which have already, over a
considerable period, demonstrated their responsible approach. It is also
because, because being a mark of Royal favour, it would be inconsistent with the
policy underlying such a grant to interfere with it…Constitutionally, it is not open to
the Privy Council to intervene in any way in the affairs of a chartered body unless
allegations were made of so scandalous a nature as to suggest that charter should
be withdrawn…[A] “body incorporated by Charter is not, of course, in any way
above the law.19
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21. The composition of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Membership of the Company is drawn from the Security Industry in its widest
sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail
sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security
consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators
and electronic surveillance companies.20
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17 Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers website (May 2007)
18 City of London website (May 2007)
19 Privy Council Office letter to Austin Mitchell MP (24 June 1992)
20 Worshipful Company of Security Professionals website (April 2007)
22. Other City Livery Companies of particular interest
Worshipful Company of Apothecaries (the pharmaceutical industry)
Worshipful Company of Brewers/Worshipful Company of Distillers/Worshipful
Company of Vintners
Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants
Worshipful Company of Constructors
Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (cleaning and waste industries)
Worshipful Company of Fan Makers (air conditioning)
Worshipful Company of Fuellers (solid fuel, solar, atomic, gas and electricity)
Worshipful Company of Horners (plastics industry)
Worshipful Company of Ironmongers (ferrous metal industry)
Worshipful Company of Lightmongers (lighting and electrical industry)
Worshipful Company of Shipwrights (arms trade)
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers
Worshipful Company of World Traders (ships, insurance, commodities, finance)
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23. Margaret Thatcher’s support for monetarism, free trade and deregulation
The great advantage I had over many of my contemporaries in politics was that
whereas they had first to be persuaded of the theoretical advantages of
monetarism, free trade and deregulation, the technical arguments and insights
were so completely in harmony with my fundamental instincts and early
experience that I was much more easily convinced–and my convictions helped me
to convince others.21
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24. The Fraud Act 2006 obstructs prosecution for fraud
2 Fraud by false representation
1. A person is in breach of this section if he
(a) dishonestly makes a false representation, and
(b) intends by making the representation–
(i) to make a gain for himself or another, or
(ii) to cause a loss to another or expose another to a
risk of loss [emphasis added]
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25. Ignorance of City Livery Companies is almost universal
Writing of MPs’ finances, a prominent associate political editor wrote:
George Osborne was rewarded for addressing the Worshipful Company of Painter-
Stainers, whatever that is.22
Compiled by Suzon Forscey-Moore in the public interest
21 Margaret Thatcher, The Path to Power (1995) p 568
22 Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror in the New Statesman (11 May 2009

To my mind these charters are at the root of much if not all of the evil which surrounds us today, the charters seem to me to be no more or less than the charters/warrants handed out to the privateers of old to legitimate their piracy on the high seas, only these pirates stayed at home to fleece the sheep that lived with their eyes firmly closed against any infractions by the BOYS WITH THE BIG STICKS…it is surely time that the sticks were removed from their hands permanently, and we the people, got to share in the wealth that has been stolen from us (and those unable to protect themselves around the globe) by the predations of the grasping and greedy, who know no shame for their continuing rape of any and everything, in pursuit of their wealth and power!

I am indebted to SUZON FORSCEY-MOORE for the information she has provided here and wish that I could thank her personally, but alas that can never be as she has died since writing these notes to us all…the only way that I or any may thank her now is to spread this information as far and wide as we can and carry on her work to expose and change the way this ‘OUR’ world is organised and run…

I hope that you have found this posting interesting, please pass it along….

It has been a long haul down to here but I want to leave you with one more piece from SUZON it is an affidavit that she wrote for a court case on the USA, it does repeat some of the above work but it is strung together in a particular way that really rips the British courts and the Judiciary to pieces…enjoy!

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
7th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
THE SOCIETY OF LLOYD’S
Case No. : CA 03-542 (55)
Plaintiff,
vs.
KARL ARONSON,
Defendant.
_________________________________________
AFFIDAVIT OF SUZON FORSCEY-MOORE
_________________________________________
I, Suzon Forscey-Moore, of 53 Abbey Road, Cambridge, England CB5 8HH, based
upon my personal knowledge, hereby declare as follows:
Introduction
1. I am a citizen of the United States and a naturalized subject of the United
Kingdom. I was born and grew up in Jamestown, New York and moved to the Los
Angeles area where I lived for 25 years. I first came to England in 1976 while a
student at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Pitzer awarded me a BA in
English in 1977. I moved to Cambridge, England in 1987. In 1992, I began to
campaign for ministerial accountability. In 1996, I began campaigning for judicial
reform. In January 2001 I was awarded a Master’s degree in law by DeMontfort
University in Leicester, England for my dissertation on The Prerogative of
Summing Up in Miscarriages of Justice in the Crown Courts of England & Wales. I
began work on a PhD on the English Civil Justice system at Anglia Ruskin
University in Cambridge in September, 2002.
2. I make this affidavit at the request of Charles B. Lembcke, counsel for Karl
Aronson. I have been advised that it will be submitted in response to the question
posed by the Court at the hearing on Lloyd’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to
whether the English legal system offers fair and impartial tribunals.
3. The true nature of the English legal system should be properly established
for the protection of past and future investors who are citizens of the United States
and other jurisdictions as English courts are, despite their considerable reputation,
neither fair nor impartial.
4. This affidavit contains material which may be outside of the norms of
evidence. However, due to historical and cultural differences and in the context of
the important issue to be decided, descriptive material is relevant and necessary if
the Florida Court is to reach a well-founded and defensible decision.
5. Contemporary hearings in English courts may be best understood as
traditional theatrical rituals in which agents dressed in ceremonial 18th century
costume unselfconsciously honor their oath of loyalty to the Queen by dismissing
and/or punishing unimportant people for their foolish insistence on justice and fair
play. Courts in other jurisdictions should distance themselves from the perverse
character of English law where unexamined belief in an hereditary system of
privilege trumphs the fair application of principles of law.
6. It would be wrong for the Florida Court to turn a blind eye to a system in
which the rights of the individual are sacrificed for a perceived but unjustifiable
greater good, the protection of a privileged hereditary elite.
Jaffray v. Lloyd’s in the Court of Appeal for England & Wales
7. This case reveals, through its historical context and in the recent conduct of
the English judiciary in Jaffray, that financial affairs and affairs of state in the
United Kingdom, have been and continue to be decided by a secretive elite
largely composed of and of mutual benefit to hereditary aristocrats.
8. Lloyd’s of London, an international insurance underwriter, evolved from
transactions between shipowners, merchants and insurers in the 1680’s. It
was given a unique status by Parliament in the Lloyd’s Act of 1862. Lloyd’s names
were men of considerable wealth and influence.
9. Until greater suffrage was allowed in the1830’s, Parliament was openly run
by the hereditary aristocracy, men who used their positions to pass laws for their
own benefit, whether that was legitimising their bastards or raising the price of
grain or deciding the most advantageous location of a new canal.
10. The aristocracy did not have to relinquish their power to continue to order
things to their personal advantage. Every elected Member of Parliament (MP) has
to swear allegiance to the Queen in order to be able to speak, to have an office and
be paid.
11. The United Kingdom of which England is the dominant nation is selfdescribed
as a “constitutional monarchy” even though there is no constitution and
no current plans to adopt one. The Royal Prerogative, a notion undefined in law and
operating without parliamentary oversight, allows ministers, judges and other
administrators unlimited and unrestrained use of power.
12. In 2004, the House Select Committee on Public Administration studied the
Royal Prerogative. The result was that ministers proposed to entrench their
secretive powers under the Royal Prerogative in the Legislative Regulatory and
Reform Bill which opponents labeled the Abolition of Parliament Bill.
13. Crown immunity is the mechanism which enables the prerogative. It is
accepted by those in power that anything which is “done in the name of the
Crown”–every administrative, legislative and judicial action–is immune from
prosecution. The assumption is that those in power can do no wrong.
14. The Royal Arms in the form of the Lion and Unicorn and a motto which
proclaims Dieu et mon droit (French for God and my right) presided over the Court
of Appeal in Jaffray, just as they hang behind the bench in English courtrooms and
appear on the letterheads of the Queen’s government. This is no outdated and
quaint symbol but a genuine emblem of the Queen’s overarching authority.
15. There is also a mostly hidden motto on the Royal Arms: Honi soit qui mal y
pense, which is French for “Shame on whoever thinks evil of this”. Criticism of the
Queen and the hereditary system she represents is pre-condemned.
16. Americans pledge their allegiance to a flag which represents a nation where
the ideal is liberty and justice for all. In England everyone in a position of authority
pledges their allegiance to the Queen, an individual who by accident of birth
inherited unlimited powers of patronage. Neither Parliament nor the Judiciary have
any restraining effect.
17. When the interests of the Queen and any part of her elite government are
at risk, only one outcome is acceptable. Legal proceedings in English courts
are therefore driven to that outcome by fair means or foul.
18. Criminal law (which is of little concern to the hereditary powers) is highly
codified. Government at all levels, however, has “codes” and “guidelines” which
can be breached freely. The conduct of the commoner is ruthlessly scrutinized
while misconduct by their “betters” goes unpunished. White collar crime, with
very rare exceptions, goes untried and unpunished in English law.
The Action
19. In the civil action in England’s Court of Appeal in the matter of Jaffray v The
Society of Lloyd’s, the court found that the Lloyd’s sales brochures used to attract
investors had misrepresented their audits as “rigorous” and “true and fair”. The
court found that these statements were both untrue and material. The court also
found that Lloyd’s had “no audit at all”. Lloyd’s misled investors, creating financial
ruin for tens of thousands. The mental and physical trauma of this would lead to
suicides and early graves, yet the Court of Appeal, in its great serenity, failed to
hold Lloyds to account.
20. In the Jaffray hearing, witnesses could not be cross-examined because of a
perverse requirement that the cross-examiner accept the witness statement as
true before cross-examination. This not only impedes the search for truth, but
protects an unprincipled witness from the (however unlikely) risk of being
prosecuted for perjury.
21. Litigants in person were not allowed to cross-examine witnesses at all, a
clear demonstration of unequal treatment (in 1993-94, litigants in person had a
96% failure rate in the Court of Appeal).
22. Fraudulent concealment was not allowed to be at issue in Jaffray. The
doctrines of fraudulent concealment and/or fraudulent non-disclosure are not
recognised under English law.
23. The Jaffray appeal was not misconducted under English law (no such thing
is possible given the English judge’s unfettered discretion), but English law does
not recognise the delivery of justice and remedy to those who have been defrauded
as its duty. The English Court of Appeal accepted that it had a higher duty to uphold
private legislation rubberstamped by Parliament.
Immunity
24. Names who have suffered damage and loss have been denied
compensation because Section 14 of the Lloyd’s Act of 1982 grants Lloyd’s
immunity. Self-granted and undeserved immunity is an almost universal
characteristic of English law. Immunity confers privilege and undeserved privilege
is inequality.
25. Lloyd’s had immunity for all acts except intentional fraud. The authors of the
act would have known that intent is hard to prove and easy to deny.
26. Judges are covered by Crown immunity in all their actions. Barristers cannot
be sued for negligence. Geoffrey Robertson QC, a barrister with 25 years
experience stated in regard to this immunity (1999):: “…[B]arristers are well paid
and immune to actions for negligence…They cling to their immunity from actions
for negligence – an unjustified privilege which protects incompetents from being
sued.”
27. Some barristers can earn as much as £3 million (over $5 million) in a year.
They may be highly skilled, but their main value to clients may be in the high fees
they charge. English courts can and frequently do make the losing side pay some
or all of the other side’s costs. Parties will settle rather than face costs that could
bankrupt them.
28. Combine the barrister’s immunity with his weatlhy client’s power of financial
intimidation and there is very little that can’t be done to destroy the chances of any
opposing party. Money decides legal matters.
Failure to Prosecute for Corruption
29. Robertson said about corruption, “I meet colleagues from other countries
who are ‘special prosecutors’, putting behind bars Mafia bosses and masters of
the Wall Street universe, or who head commissions which catch by their white
collars corrupt politicians and public servants and policemen. But in Britain, you
still have to be pretty stupid to end up in prison”.
Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice
30. Mr. Ian Hay Davison, the CEO of the Society of Lloyd’s from 1983 through
1985, wrote a letter to a distressed Lloyd’s name saying that:
Mr. John Taylor 3rd December 1997
Holly Tree House
Sotherton Wangford
Beccles
Suffolk NR34 8AL
Dear Mr. Taylor,
Thank you for your letter of 23rd November. During my time at Lloyd’s
and subsequently I had a series of lengthy interviews with the Serious
Fraud Office concerning the various frauds. Regrettably, the
Government, on policy grounds, decided not to prosecute any of
those involved and no successful prosecutions were brought.
(my emphasis) I was, and remain, extremely indignant and disappointed at
this.
Yours sincerely
From Ian Hay Davison
31. When Hay Davison brought matters to the attention of the authorities, he did
so in the hopes that they would prosecute and bring criminal proceedings, but no
steps were taken. In a witness statement, he said,
“I continue to regard that as being a major strategic mistake taken at the
highest level of Government. It allowed Lloyd’s to believe that it could
operate effectively above and beyond the law (my emphasis)”. Such a
cultural belief, whether true or not, can only lead to arrogance and a
disregard of legal requirements. In my opinion that is precisely what has
happened at Lloyd’s since 1986.”
32. He added, “[T]here must be something wrong with a system of criminal
justice in which a shoplifter goes to jail for petty theft and a City fraudster, who
may have stolen millions, gets away scot free” (my emphasis).
Violation of Article VII of the Bill of Rights
33. In English civil law, the trial judge can deny trial by jury, as happened in
Jaffray. US litigants unwillingly compelled to take their chances in English
courts lost the protection guaranteed to them in Article VII of the Bill of Rights: “In
Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars,
the right to trial by jury shall be preserved”. In Jaffray, US citizens were deprived of
one of their most important constitutional rights, trial by jury. On that ground alone,
finding English courts equivalent to US courts would be wrong. The Founding
Fathers wrote an unqualified protection of the individual into the US Constitution.
The Fiction of an Impartial and Independent Judiciary
34. English judges have been drawn from what Americans would call the upper
classes (“male, pale and stale”). Almost all High Court judges are graduates of
Oxford and Cambridge, universities so elite that students are freed from lowly tasks
like making their own beds and doing their laundry.
35. English judges are political appointees chosen by the Lord Chancellor by a
“secret soundings” process (just recently to be replaced by a commission) who
cannot be disciplined for misconduct. Circuit judges are given luxurious houses
(and cooks, cars and drivers) as public hotel accommodation might somehow
contaminate and compromise their independence.
36. However, five of the judges who presided over Jaffray and other Lloyd’s
litigation in the High Court and Appeal Court are on the Contributing Faculty of the
London Law Shipping Centre of which Lloyd’s is a sponsor.
37. In England, partnerships, memberships, societies and associations are
much more important in public administration. Some official working partnerships
are between local authorities (district and city councils), police and the courts. They
work as one and not necessarily for the public good.
38. English legal practitioners–lawyers and judges–regularly dine together in
the Inns of Court.
39. I have seen a judge refuse to recuse himself from hearing a case of
“scandalisint the court” when he was one of the nine judges who had been
accused of treason.
40. When the Birmingham Six, whose convictions for an IRA bombing were
overturned after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, sued the police, accusing
them of assault, the then Head of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal stopped
the action saying, “If the six men win, it will mean that the police were guilty of
perjury…and that the convictions were erroneous…this is such an appauling vista
that every person in the land would say, ‘It cannot be right that these actions should
go any further'”.
41. That is not much different from from the Court of Appeal refusing to follow the
implications of Lloyd’s criminal activities in Jaffray.
42. Eight years later (1988), the same judge followed up by saying about the
Birmingham Six after the evidence of the injustice had been made clear, “It is better
that some innocent men remain in jail than the integrity of the English judicial
system be impugned”.
43. That is not much different from the Court of Appeal effectively saying in
Jaffray, “It is better that thousands of people are wrongly made destitute than the
integrity of Lloyd’s (and the government which should have deterred Lloyd’s fraud)
be impugned”.
44. The judge who made the comments above was the much revered Lord
Denning, a decent, moral, intelligent and articulate man deemed “the people’s
judge” and “the judge of the 20th century”. Denning’s reputation and the system’s
reputation had become entwined. Finding fault with the system was beyond him.
Individuals for whom the system works, will see no need to analyse it. It is the
victims on whom that difficult burden falls.
45. Inquiries into possible government misconduct are placed into the hands
of Law Lords who are usually Privy Councillors (q.v.) sitting in Parliament in the
House of Lords. Their inquiries proceed along predictable lines: (1)a
conveniently limited remit; (2) an investigation inside that remit; (3) a lengthy
exposition of the evidence gathered; (4) some sharp words of rebuke, usually
limited to minor points; and (5) an exoneration of the government. The reports
published by Lord Butler (into the “sexed-up” dossier on Iraq and WMD’s),
Lord Hutton (on the death of Dr David Kelley) and Lord Justice Scott (on the
Matrix-Churchill arms to Iraq scandal) all follow this pattern.
No Separation of Powers
46. In the late 19th century, the constitutional authority Walter Bagehot
declared the obvious, that there was no division between executive, legislative and
judicial power. The English legal system is not significantly different than it was in
1850-51 when Dickens was writing about its destructive nature in Bleak House.
The Lord Chancellor is still the head of the judiciary, a party politician, the most
privileged member of the administration and an unelected member of Parliament
in the House of Lords.
47. Bagehot wrote that “Just as the American is the type of composite
Governments, in which the supreme power is divided between many bodies and
functionaries, so the English is the type of simple Constitutions, in which the
ultimate power upon all questions is in the hands of the same persons (my
emphasis)”.
The Privy Council….A Secret Government
48. The government of the United Kingdom is like a parade float, carefully
designed to be admired on the outside (“British justice is the best in the
world”), with the driving mechanisms hidden and the driver unseen. The Privy
Council, originally a secret group of advisors to the monarch, exists to this day,
uniting in common cause the Law Lords, Appeal Court judges, Cabinet ministers
and leaders of opposition parties with Princes, Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Barons
and Bishops from the Church of England.
49. Privy Councillors, including Appeal Court judges, swear an oath to place
the interests of the Monarch above all else (“You will to your uttermost bear faith
and allegiance to the Queen’s Majesty”) in direct contradiction to their judicial oath
to adjudicate “without fear or favour”. The oath also enshrines secrecy: “You will in
all things to be moved, treated and debated in Council…keep secret all Matters
committed and revealed unto you, or that shall be treated secretly in Council”.
An Accommodating Press
50. In 1979 on a BBC TV program, a prominent newspaper publisher was
asked whether it was true that he had once said that if his reporters uncovered
a Watergate type scandal in Britain he would have difficulties in allowing them to
print the story. He replied, ‘I believe in Britain first…If it would harm Britain, I
would suppress it.'”
Threat of Order to Pay the Other Side’s Costs
51. I chose not to go to law to complain of fraud (though the evidence was
irrefutable) for the following reasons: (1) I have observed that it is almost always
the party with higher status who wins; (2) I have observed that the police and
Crown Prosecution Service cannot be relied upon to take action; (3) I have
observed that judges split attempted class actions into individual complaints and
then turn a blind eye to the aggregate loss and damage; and (4) I could be made to
pay not only my own more predictable legal costs but also the other side’s
potentially ruinous legal costs. There is no limit to the costs that can accrue.
52. The threat of having to pay the legal costs of a party with very deep pockets is
the factor which most deterred me from taking a dishonest person to court. I have
been denied justice and–due to his status–he remains free to continue to corrupt
my elected representatives and defraud other people.
53. Judges have even been known to require the winning party to pay all of the
losing party’s costs.
54. In a 1999 report on access to justice, the then Head of the Civil Division
admitted that English civil law was “too expensive, too slow, too unequal, too
uncertain, too fragmented and–to many–incomprehensible (my emphasis)”.
55. Any legal system which is too expensive, too slow, too unequal and too
uncertain provides a strong temptation for all manner and forms of wrongdoing.
Attitudes Towards European Law
.
56. When in November, 1996 the then Lord Chancellor journeyed to Strasbourg,
France, to ask the European Court of Human Rights to respect the right of British
courts to manage their own affairs “in full recognition of their national character,
traditions, religious beliefs, and moral standards”, he echoed the journalist and
MP, Edmund Burke who set out the case (1790) for accepting society as it is.
Burke asserted that society could not be judged by rational standards and found
wanting. This defence of the status quo is exactly what Tom Paine argued
against in the Rights of Man. It’s an admission from the highest source that the UK
desires and intends to deviate from European Law.
57. When a senior Law Lord was acting as the Queen’s Visitor (a Privy
Councillor with powers to adjudicate in university disputes) he refused to allow an
open hearing with public and press on the grounds that he saw “no reason to do
things any differently than we always have done” despite the student citing a
European Court ruling (Scarth v United Kingdom) in which the government had
given an undertaking to allow open hearings under most circumstances.
Secret Government Vetting of Jurors
58. According to Robertson, between 1974 and 1978 no fewer than twenty-five
cases involved secret vetting of the jury panel. This involved a secret prosecution
application to the trial judge who would order court officials to hand to Special
Branch (similar to the CIA) a list of the names and addresses and occupations of
jurors on the panel for a particular trial, so that “checks” could be made with police
and security records to see whether any juror was listed as having strong political
views, or any hostility to the state (e.g., by making a complaint against the police).
Prosecuting counsel could then challenge the reason given. Any information
suggesting that the juror would be hostile to the defendant would never be
supplied to the defense, because that would give the secret vetting game away.
59. The whole system had been kept quiet, in the hope that lawyers and MPs
would never find out. [An official] claimed to have drawn up ‘firm safeguards’ to
ensure that the system was not abused, but these too were of course secret, so no
one could ever know whether they were firm, or even whether they had been
followed.
60. William Pitt used specially vetted juries to convict for sedition defendants
who sympathised with the French Revolution. Jeremy Bentham’s Elements of Jury
Packing (1821) condemned a vetting system “which is regular, quietly established
and quietly suffered. Not only is the yoke already about our necks, but our neck is
already fashioned for it.”
Ex-parte Communications
61. On 15 January 1997, I was contacted by Mr Geoffrey Scriven, an English
businessman living in Manchester, England. He was a Litigant in Person who had
been given “the restricted green papers” along with his bundle by a judge who told
him, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, Mr Scriven”.
62. While waiting to receive photocopies of Mr Scriven’s green papers, I recalled
being told by another Litigant in Person, “We always lose…It’s decided in
advance…Some people have papers to prove it.” Within two days I had obtained
copies of green papers from Mr Dennis Gardner of Nottinghamshire, England and
Mr Peter Prankerd of Devon, England.
63. The green paper documents, identical in format, were headed Court of
Appeal, Civil Division and bore the title SUMMARY in a distinctive typeface. The
dates were 18 February 1991 (Gardner), 9 March 1992 (Prankerd) and 8 July 1996
(Scriven). Each was stamped in red: IMPORTANT: THESE PAPERS ARE A PART
OF THE COURT RECORD AND MUST BE HANDED TO THE ASSOCIATE [judge]
AND NOT TO THE PARTIES.
64. Lord Woolf, Head of the Civil Division, in a Court of Appeal Practice
Direction (TLR, 8 December 1998) admits that ex-parte communication were
standard operating procedure when he stated that “Bench memoranda” (delivered
as ex-parte communications) “normally consisted of the facts involved in a
particular appeal, a history of the proceedings in the lower courts, an indication of
the issues on the appeal and any opinion which the judicial assistants had on the
merits of the appeal (my emphasis).”
65. When the then Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, gave his Hamlyn
Lectures in November 1993, he said that any submission would be “put before a
judge in accordance with the principles natural justice with an opportunity for them
to be countered by any opposing party”. Yet his own department, the Lord
Chancellor’s Department, had been disregarding that principle for at least two
years.
66. It is my view that such documents, which have every attribute of a ruling
drafted in advance, are not disclosed to the parties because of the possibility of
disputable errors. It is the most important document in your case and you cannot
see, and therefore cannot contest, its contents.
67. Another serious concern is that the government lawyers who prepare these
documents also advise litigants in person on the status of their cases. The litigant
thinks he or she is speaking off the record and informally, when they are effectively
appearing before the bench. Unfortunate the litigant who somehow offends the
summary writer.
68. These documents were prepared for the Court of Appeal, the same court
where the wronged Lloyd’s Names sought justice in the Jaffray appeal.
No Requirement to Report or Investiagate Perjury
69. Perjury can be reasonably assumed to be commonplace in English courts
as there is no legal obligation for authorities to report or investigate it. According to
a recent criminal justice study by Susan S. M. Edwards (2002), when people are
prosecuted and sentenced for perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of
justice, only about 1% receive a sentence of three years or more out of a maximum
of four. Perjury is perhaps more likely to take place in civil cases because money
and property are involved, but there has been very little research into the subject.
Transcripts Modified to Prejudice Appeals
70. Transcripts are unreliable because they are edited by the judge before
being “approved”. In or about 1997 I was shown a verbatim or unapproved
transcript which was given by mistake to a litigant in a child custody case and the
judge-approved and edited version. The only difference between them was that a
section where the mother was shown to be reasonable and willing to compromise
had been cut. There would have been no reason for the judge to do this except to
prejudice her appeal.
Destruction of Evidence
71. Evidence of serious unprosecuted crime can be destroyed. When in 1993
I found evidence in a Metropolitan Police Report in a Detective Chief Inspector’s
distinctive handwriting that he had committed perjury in sworn testimony which
destroyed the defense case in a criminal trial, I made a request of the Official Court
Stenographer at the Old Bailey to preserve the untranscribed notes because they
contained evidence of a police conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, she
refused, even though my MP had backed my request.
Grand Juries Abolished
72. In 1933 the established order became entirely self-regulating when
Parliament abolished grand juries. Ombudsmen tend to find for the complainant in
2-3% of cases.
Plea Bargaining Unknown
73. Plea bargaining, an effective motivating factor in obtaining inside information
from co-operating co-conspirators which enables prosecution for fraud, is
unknown in English law. Whistleblowers are routinely harshly punished as the
legislation which could protect them is ineffective because of lack of enforcement in
the courts. Without plea bargaining, the co-conspirators close ranks so it is little
wonder that almost all the large fraud trials have collapsed or ended in acquittal.
Empirical Evidence
74. The most wide-ranging study ever conducted by an independent body or
government agency (1999) produced empirical evidence that indicates that in
England and Wales a substantial majority of people with non-trivial justiciable
problems live unhappily with injustice in order to avoid going to court.
75. From face-to-face interviews with 1,134 individuals with non-trivial justicable
problems (out of a random sample of 4,125 adults), Professor Hazel Genn of
University College London, found that, although almost all interviewees felt that
they had a moral right to a fair resolution and had sought advice from a Citizens
Advice Bureau, law center or solicitor, 80% took no legal action.
76. Genn concluded that “greater certainty about the enforcement of legal
rights…in the civil context might have an impact on the behaviour of those
who evade their responsiblities…when the likelihood of sanction seems
remote”. In less academic terms, if people could be brought to justice, there
wouldn’t be so much wrongdoing.
77. People avoid going to court because of the fundamental flaws (my term) that
the head of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal identified in 1999: “[It is] too
expensive, too slow, too unequal, too uncertain, [my emphasis] too fragmented
and, to many, incomprehensible.”
Some Recent Opinions
78. The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King has a prestigious position
in the English regulatory scheme, equivalent to Chairman of the US Federal
Reserve System.
79. The (London) Times reported his remarks on or about 22 June, 2006 as
follows:
“Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a fierce attack on
the commercial legal system at the Mansion House. Mr. King said the
adversarial system for settling civil legal disputes was in reality ‘a
profitable monopoly of lawyers’ and called for the Government to take
steps to reform the law.”
80. In a recent Times interview, Robert Wardle, director of the Serious Fraud
Office, warned that the police and prosecution authorities trying to combat fraud are
struggling. In a letter to the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, QC, Wardle said in
his annual report: “There remains a gap between the incidence of fraud and the
number of investigations, let alone prosecutions…I am not suggesting that the
justice gap can be closed–merely narrowed.” At present, he told The Times,
“frauds are going uninvestigated and unprosecuted” (my emphasis).
Conclusion
81. It is my carefully considered opinion given with all due respect, based
upon personal experience and knowledge, that English courts are not fair and
impartial tribunals where things get put right. English courts are corrupt forums
based on unwarranted privilege which perversely excuse and conceal the gravest
misconduct.
Sworn this day the 11th of September 2006 in Cambridge, England
Sworn before me
________________________________
A SOLICITOR/ Commissioner for Oaths
________________________________
Suzon Forscey-Moore B.A., LL.M.

Thank you SUZON, it has been a pleasure getting to know you and your work!

Suzon’s work has been extracted from Maurice’s website, to give it as wide an audience as possible!

Now this IS serious and needs your attention and help!

I have just received this e.mail below, which documents a gross miscarriage of justice. Please get involved as the e.mail asks and write to Maurice and or the prison authorities, you never know one day it could be you or I that need the support!

THE E.MAIL

Maurice Kirk is on hunger strike in Cardiff prison “until he is being taken seriously”. He has lost 14 kg and will soon not be able to walk any more.

He has not been given a document that explains WHY he is in prison. He was arrested in Tottenham Police Station on September 21st, as he was helping to expose the kidnapping of six Nigerian children. Details about his assistance as McKenzie Friend in two hearings and other initiatives are on his website.

His own case is the worst of police harassment, while the kidnap is the worst of all child snatching stories. No wonder the ‘system’ wants to keep him locked up and l et him die behind bars.

After he was transferred to HMP Cardiff, he was heard in court only on 13th October. The Prison claimed he refused to attend before. In reality, he had not been told there were any hearings! People who get arrested are supposed to have a hearing within 24 hours!

Whilst in prison, he has had to cope with one refusal after another:

  • he is suffering from bleeding ulcers and was bed ridden for two weeks before he was given his prescribed medication
  • he was not transferred to the hospital wing because of “orders from above”
  • access to his legal papers, computer, cheque books, credit cards that South Wales Police had stolen from his car
  • access to law books, paper, pen and stamps
  • attendance of his divorce court hearing
  • stamps and cash that he was sent did not arrive
  • outgoing and incoming mail was delayed
  • the number and duration of phone calls were limited
  • he was not given a blanket when he was cold.

His fights against harassment by police and for justice in courts have been going for over three decades. He has won close to 90% of all court cases against South Wales Police. But one civil action to claim damages has been going for 20 years and everybody is trying to block it.

With the aid of crooked lawyers, the police managed to get him struck off the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. If he had known that they are protected from prosecution by their Royal Charter, he would not have started any proceedings that have lost him a fortune.

This is therefore an appeal to support Maurice in whatever way you find appropriate:

We tend to care only once things happen to ourselves. But the police state is tightening its strings and bankruptcies, home repossessions, child snatching, sectioning and false imprisonments are on the rise. The Rule of Law has been replaced by the Rule of Money and people seem to have lost their conscience.

Trusting that you will follow yours,

Sighingly yours,

Sabine
Web publisher and McKenzie Friend
Flying Vet
Victims Unite
Flying Vet challenges South Wales Police

Red hot boiling tea anyone!

I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep and unequivocal admiration for all forms of government, the selfless denial of the principal actors in all things leaves me with a sense of utter inferiority in my decidedly selfish little existence, I am sure we all feel the same chagrin at our sheer ineptitude to grasp the ‘WIDER PICTURE‘, that they handle with such ease and aplomb!

For some days now a certain phrase espoused by our glorious fuhrer (bless his immortal name and pimply backside) has been consistently raising the hackles of my anger. I know , I am sorry it is old news, but it keeps coming into my thoughts and raising a red mist of unreasoning but passionate desire to reinstitute the noble art of early Spanish Inquisition torture practices especially in the selection processes for prospective MP’s and certainly for cabinet ministers and PM’s. I believe that it should be axiomatic of such persons in such positions that they are incapable  (under any circumstances) of spouting utter tosh and bollocks , especially at the poor sods that ‘supposedly’ elected them.

I thought I had heard it all when I personally was blamed for GLOBAL WARMING!, and that I was personally responsible for the deaths of millions of sea creatures through my profligate use of plastic carrier bags….not to mention that I had personally (through my unrestrained thirst for more and more electrical goods) caused ALL the radioactive poisoning on the planet due to my reluctance to pay enough to make sure the power stations were built well, and well away from geo-dynamic hotspots, such as tectonic plate edges…oh yes it has ALL been my fault…even the invasion of Afghanistan has been my fault, if were not for my insatiable demands for more heroin at cheaper prices, there would never have been the need to go there in the first place, and likewise keeping the price of transport fuel at our historically low levels for ‘my’ benefit resulted in the invasions of Iraq and Libya.

I am of course swimming in easily affordable fuel and have such a surplus of electrical energy I can induce sexual arousal in myself by attatching wires directly to my scrotum just for the tingle I get from forcing another reactor rod into the breach (as it were).

All this I can accept with reasonable equanimity, nay more than that a certain sense of WGAF (who gives a F…), its been instilled in me over the years hasn’t it?

BUT I TAKE GREAT EXCEPTION to being ‘advised’ by a fecking millionaire and his economy friendly lifestyle (yes indeed he can afford a wind turbine can’t he) making ‘savings’ that I cannot due to a SEVERE CASH FLOW PROBLEM, that I….that I….that….. (that friggin red mist is descending again)…that I … SHOULDN’T FILL MY KETTLE UP!

You stuck up namby-pamby, chinless, braindead, single celleddose of verbal amoebic dysentery, you obnoxious little over-privileged snot snivelling excuse for a life form, you inconsiderate unaccountable little power pervert, you out of touch, out of your mind, (and hopefully soon out of office) lying backstabbing recidivist turncoat!

Don’t you come knocking on my door at election time matey, as a smack in the mouth often offends I have been reliably informed!

The majority of people in this country, blunder boy, are old enough to have lived through the seventies and learned then NEVER to overfill their fecking kettles and they have not forgotten that lesson , it is you snivelling little mummy’s boys , waited on hand and foot and the generations you have grown up with that have no idea of the exigencies of the real world. I grew up reading Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, was aware of environmental problems years before they happened, protested against the introduction of plastic fecking carrier bags until that was all you could get, I used to collect and carry my tin cans miles to the nearest recycling point, newspaper waste as well, I composted everything because I knew the value of growing your own veg (and I still do) (( so stuff your brown 100litre bin where the sun don’t shine sonny!)), hell I even cleaned up beaches on the occasions that I visited them and always took home my litter as well as some unthinking yobs which had been left (I presume the ‘Harrods’ hamper was left by you and a couple of chums judging by your complete vacuousness about anything to do with real life!)

Come out with another little Gem like that one you ineffable twat and I will start a movement to  gather MPp’s nuts and roast them over a slow fire, preferably with the MP still attached!

MAN UP, GROW UP, STOP BLAMING US, TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND GET THE SOLUTION RIGHT FOR ONCE. Don’t just feed the usual suspects more of our cash, look after us for once…go on I DARE YOU …try to change my opinion of you!

483 lampposts needed…

One Hundred and Eleven of our so called ‘representatives’ in parliament are actually representing ‘US’ the people, Four Hundred and Eighty Three, couldn’t give a flying monkeys faecal matter for us!!!

I never expected very much else, as I have known for years that they are all as bent as safety pins. I am pleasantly surprised that there were ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN with the backbone to stand up for the people , they are the kind of people that we want in government, people who will stand for the honour of serving the people of this country, instead of themselves!

I cannot see there is any legitimacy left in the FOUR HUNDRED who pretend they are part of a ‘democratically elected’ government/parliament!

So in the spirit of how I feel here are a few quotes I have found recently, you have probably read/heard a few of them before…no apology!

It is the parliamentary majority that has the potential for tyranny (ed.s note, and treachery). The thing that the courts cannot protect you against is parliament-the traditional protector of our liberties. But parliament is constantly making mistakes and could in theory become the most oppressive dictator in the world.

Lord Hailsham’s ‘elected dictatorship’ The Times 1970

and, in his Introduction to Bagehot’s The English Constitution 1867 by Richard Crossman

A political system resting on the professional party politicians is clearly fatal to all liberty and national well-being. It represents a total destruction of our historic parliamentary constitution behind whose forms, institutions and ceremonies it has disguised itself whilst at the same time rendering them meaningless.The full meaning of parliamentary supremacy is now lost to us by the constitutional corruptions which the professional politician has fomented by their appeals to an alien and fraudulent political ideology. By clearly identifying and correcting these corruptions we can recover the enduring qualities of strength and freedom of our parliamentary constitution for which generations of Englishmen have for centuries been ready to sacrifice their lives and their possessions.

Blackstone who is the cornerstone of so much of the ‘law’ of this country said in the late 1700’s

The rights… or liberties of Englishmen…consist primarily in the free enjoyment of personal security, of personal liberty, and of private property… To vindicate these rights, when actually violated or attacked, the subjects of England are entitled,in the first place, to the regular administration and free course of justice in the courts of law; next; to the right to petition the king and parliament for redress of grievances; and lastly to the right of having and using arms for the self preservation and defence.

John Locke

…there remains still in the people the supreme power to remove or alter the legislative when they find the legislative act contrary to the trust reposed in them.

Adam Tomkins author of  ”The Constitution After Scot; Government Unwrapped’ 1998 spoke of government thus..

It is little wonder that British Government prefers secrecy to accountability and opts to keep itself under wraps as much as possible. It would be indecent to expose such an ugly scene to the unprotected public.

How much longer will the British people put up with the attitudes and disdain which they are treated to and with, by the mega rich (or hoping soon to be) friends of the bankers, those ‘elected’ scum who ignore everyone in their rush to grab the trappings and benefits (yeah right , making money IS a benefit) of power!

Wake up Britain, WAKE UP! now is the time to show your displeasure with them all!!! they have only themselves to blame for whatever befalls them, for ‘we’ are not any party to them and never will be!

There can be NO DEEPER SHAME than that which goes with the destruction of our constitution which these IGNORANT politicians seem incapable of feeling, they must be made to ‘feel’ it, the old societies used to ‘SHUN’ such  despicable creatures as these but I don’t think that just ‘shunning’ them is really enough for what they have done….483 lampposts…that might just do the trick!

How did it go…”Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”, remember that there is a state of lawful rebellion at present!

 

 

Gaddhafi the dictator is dead…youre next Camermong!

So Camermong is rejoicing the demise of the vile dictator who oppressed his people while living in luxury himself eh!

Sounds a little familiar to me…

The vile dictator who would not give his people a say in their country’s future….

The vile dictator who spied on his people…

the vile dictator that ruled over his people with repressive laws and a massive police force of thugs …

I’m sure I have read this plot line elsewhere…

The vile dictator that would not suffer any dissent in the ranks of his government….

AAAAHHHAAAA!!!!

Now I’ve got it , it’s here isn’t it, the land of the parliamentary dictatorship, of the three-line whip to deny the people the opportunity to finally voice the almost total opposition in this country to the rampant festering, failing, debt ridden, unelected, unrepresentative,undemocratic,unaudited,unaccountable and complete waste of space and oxygen that it is EU!

I don’t suppose we can get NATO to bomb the bejasus out of Downing Street and I don’t suppose any country will step in to give the dissatisfied British public nice shiny new assault rifles and antitank guns on pick ups…its what will be needed to get these illegitimate leeches out of power!

Cameron GIVE US THE REFERENDUM YOU PROMISED US, you feckless piece of over privileged sh*te!

Or at least look around you at the discontent and realise that history teaches by example and you matey have just set one, now haven’t you? So before you are dragged out by your feet from the sewer you try to hide in …get it right and give us DEMOCRACY…

New Guidelines…do you know them?

I am just returned from the land of the tobacco shop, as the more or less observant of you may have gathered by the appearance of this new post!

What a weekend it has been, arriving on board and settling in to our immaculate stateroom cum broomcupboard was uneventful enough to suit anybodies taste for 2nd rate lift muzak!

However things soon started to get interesting as the denizens of the undergrowth over at Nothing 2 Declare started arriving and meeting up, first to make contact was Bucko and Mrs Bucko a lovely couple (from an island somewhere near Australia or somewhere…I’m not too good on details)… thenthere was a group sitting just across the aisle from us that I had a distinct feeling were awaiting someone, I suppose I could have taken the initiative and gone and asked but hell! they could have been waiting for anyone couldn’t they and I didn’t want to show the old cards too early on in the game now did I?… ten minutes later a guy I took to be one of the ships croupiers walked into the lounge we all were in, suavely handsome with his shaven head and very smart black suit ( not your usual suit but one of those with a sort of chiese type square cut lapel/collar thingy) he moved with all the grace of a seasoned sailor used to the tossing decks of storm wracked ferry services and walking purposefully up to the group opposite leant down and said some things to them that I could not hear.

I began to doubt the previous assumption that this group were like us awaiting the same person, sure by now that this was the Purser come to show the new lottery winners to the 1st class section, when I heard one of the group say ” I think him at the coffee counter is waiting for you with a group over there” at which he strode off to shake Bucko’s hand and then dissapear off out the far door before ‘we’ had met him…realising the cards were on the table now all pretence left  and we all became jolly good companions pretty swiftly…the suave one would be joining us later.

Now I am not going to name any names apart from the well known bloggers who attended under their pseudenims (casual dress was de rigger boots etc for most of us), Bucko we have met already, Smoking Hot was the dude in the suit, Zaphod was to make a showing in due course, Tea and Cigarettes was also there with her group of friends  (they were the ones across the way) and there were others yet to be met (later that evening).

We stood and chatted and drank and smoked on a corner of the back deck until the early hours, discussing all sorts of this and the other with an occasional bit of that thrown in for good measure, tactics were discussed and digested and eventually it was off to bed.

Morning dawned too early for my liking and bleary eyed we had coffee and croissant and set off into Brugges to do the shopping trip…

Brugges Main Square...

If you haven’t been to Brugges on one of these jaunts then please do not hesitate, it (Brugge) is a glorious city, especially on a sunny day (and it was), people couldnt have been friendlier.

The tobacco is 4.70 Euros per pouch, yes thats right 4.70 per 50 gm pack…(eds note…but hang about that means we pay £10.10 extra for ours to the taxman!!!…yup!) ((makes you feel sick doesn’t it?))

October the first was, as the headline for this post states, the day the GOVERNMENT brought in the new guideline amounts we  (the people) are allowed to bring home with us, never mind there is NO LIMIT to the amount of personal you can bring in, the govt. have issued guidelines….

They used to be  (pre Oct 1st) 3 Kg per person, but they have now been REDUCED to 1 Kg per person, and the customs people are quite happy to ‘steal’ ALL your goods from you, including booze that is within the guidelines if you step over their arbitrary amount guideline on tobacco  and are unprepared to defend your right to that which you are entitled to BY LAW…something is not right here!!! which is exactly why I was there, to push the envelope a little and see what the crack was going to be…

Well of course ‘we’ bought over the limit of HRT (Hand Rolling Tobacco) + spirits and  wine, (within the limit….ooops sorry guidelines, there IS NO LIMIT!!!) and after many small but highly entertaining side adventures around Brugges and a brilliant meal at the Friteshop (wish it was my local takeaway, really I do) went back to the boat for the trip home, and the dreaded customs gauntlet!

No!, really this was brilliant!

We had gone over all the scenarios that there were to go over …we were all prepared to give them serious grief (in the nicest possible way), we disembarked and joined the lines waiting for passport control (so much for ‘Land of the Free’ and European ‘open borders’) I was dragging the biggest wheelie suitcase I could find to buy before the trip which weighed more than the missus (being stuffed to the gills with purchases of wine etc) and a shopping trolley, the missus had a wheeled suitcase as well…I struggled up to the passport check…

Passports please!… handed over…”Are you bringing in any exiseable goods”…I looked at her with my sponge pudding expression ( a trifle confused) so she rephrased for my obvious low mental order…” Do you have any Tobacco or Alcohol with you”…”Oh yes, I said, loads!”, “How much Tobacco do you have with you” she asked with a small frown at me , as if I was a stupid schoolchild… and I answered her promptly “Yada Kilos”  ( no I’m not telling you or you’ll all be sending begging letters in the comments, suffice it to say it was well over the Kilo guidelines…she looked me square in the eye…

Is this the moment I thought, is this where all the training in my rights and their procedures is put to the ultimate test?

…still looking me straight in the eye she said, ” are you aware of the new guidelines?”…and looking back deep into hers I said politely and firmly…”Yes, thank you”. I wouldn’t swear to it that I saw something break deep down there in the back of her eyes, but it seemed to me that something had, and she said, as she cast her eys downward, “Thank You” and passed me our passports back!

Was it all over?… I thought, or were the two bruisers waiting behind the booth going to haul us to one side and do the old rubber glove searchy thing?….no…they just looked on faintly bored as we walked out down the corridor and out into the sunshine of another PERFECT day!

Many thanks to all that we met that were so kind and welcoming, I won’t mention all their names as I said before (anonymity in todays world is a precious thing) but you know who you all were, It was lovely to meet and talk to you all!

Postscript

Why were we let through? who knows, perhaps they knew that ‘we knew’ and would just tie them up for hours, and then challenge any seisure. Perhaps they did not themselves agree with the new guidelines and were finally expressing, through inaction, their disgust at their employers the government, perhaps ‘we’ were just lucky, who knows?… but let me say this, it was a brilliant and empowering (and I hate using that word) day or two and the people we met were excellent folk very like you or I, If you get the chance do join them on a little jaunt and discover for yourselves the joys of Brugge and NOTHING2 DECLARE!, and if I’m running a little low by then who knows we may get to meet on board!

Stay in touch my new friends, you all know where to find me now, don’t you?

I know just how he feels!

I know just how he feels don’t you!

Well folks I am off to the continent for a little jolly to buy some stocks of stuff to tide me through armageddon (or whatever shit hits the fan before it), I am taking a little laptop with me so may well post you something from ‘over there’ just to make you all jealous as hell!

I am looking forward to meeting up with some other bloggers whilst on the trip and doing a little networking, if I learn anything new , from a good joke to some serious information,  I will pass it on in the usual manner here.

Talking about jokes heres one for you guys out there

GET YOUR OWN BACK FOR THOSE SHOPPING TRIPS YOUVE BEEN TAKEN ON!

Take your wife/girlfriend out for a drink…go round ten pubs in turn inspecting everything therein, and then return to the first one to buy a drink !

Have fun you know it makes sense!

Oh heres a good reason to be going to the pub or indeed for going shopping across the water, from REDHAWK 500’s blog once again (he has such interesting stuff)

However, as we monitor natural dangers, we also monitor financial and political situations as well. Given the current situation in the EU concerning Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal, and the lack of action and political grid-lock in Germany, France, and to a lesser degree the UK, the collapse of the EU could occur within the next two weeks.  Based on information provided us privately, it is no longer a question of IF, only WHEN, and those in the know say it could be this week coming up (October 10-17th).

Some would say, OK, why would this be any different than the 2008 financial event in the US?  Well, consider that the EU CANNOT “bail-out” countries like we bailed out banks.  In addition, the bastard child in the room is the world’s derivatives market.  If the EU goes down, investors would only be holding all those credit swaps, etc. which would all be exercised at once.  This is the monster.  It is a $500 Trillion monster!  To put this insanity into perspective, that is almost 10 tens the world’s GDP as estimated by the World Bank for 2010, which was just a little north of $63 Trillion!

This, simply stated, ends the world economy as we know it, and it would all unravel within a matter of 7-10 days.  Markets and banks close immediately, riots ensue within 48 hours and chaos is real for EVERYONE.  We are now elevating our watch of this situation.  Anything that would even trigger rumors at this point could tip the bus over the cliff.  While we have been writing about this since we began, we now see real events beginning to form that toxic situation that could trigger this financial tsunami and soon.

One of the major concerns are the threats being issued by the so-called “Anonymous”, the group believed responsible for kicking off the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.  They have specifically threatened to “attack” the global electronic banking system during this period.  If the markets were forced to close because of such attack, it could be the “gunshot” that panics the herd into a stampede to “preserve” what is left in value in the market.

Theres a couple of new posts there as well as the rest of this one so enjoy!

My mate Free has been posting some good stuff lately and thisd time he is warning of world war 3 via Alex Jones video.

Last but not by any means least, I have been very lax about ‘doing the rounds’ recently and find when I visit him that the Cap’n has three cracking posts, yes even more cracking than usual, do go and visit him and see how to deal with debt collectors, the bit on the Queen and the ‘declaration of intent‘, excellent stuff Cap’n quite excellent!`