Why the Magna Carta is ultimate authority
As a follow on from my previous post the text of the letter that drew my attention is thus:
(taken from here
- this link may dissapear rather quickly as there does not appear to be a letters archive.)
THE Government is currently intending, through Clause 21(3)(j) of the The Civil Contingencies Bill to "disapply, or modify any Act of Parliament".
They sincerely believe that they can remove all past legislation, which makes up the legal and statutory patchwork of the British Constitution.
This consists of Magna Carta 1215 and the Bill of Rights 1688, together with 19 other Bills and Legislation.
However, they cannot "give", or "grant" themselves this power.
Our Common Law Constitution, is a contract between the Crown and the Sovereign people of this country.
The solution is a protective Clause inserted in the proposed, new Civil Contingencies Bill, which will protect all our Common Laws, and our Constitution forever.
Parliament cannot amend, alter or repeal. All that Parliament can do, is `amend legislation' from later years, when we did have a Parliament, and they implemented Magna Carta.
That is why Magna Carta is so very important, and why the people have to protect it. Indeed, they are duty bound to do so.
The most Parliament can do is activate Clause 42 of the Magna Carta, which states "that all men shall be free to come and go, except for a short period, in time of war".
Therefore the removal of our Constitution would be unlawful and illegitimate.
The Government thinks they can do as they like. They cannot - for they have to obey our Constitution, every bit of it, in the same way the people have to obey.
STANLEY D PARR, Pershore.