Well, well, well the script for this particular 'Carry On'
The venal criminal Steve Thoburn was forced for a further day to
Market Stall and listen to more endless expositions of ancient
and high Constitutional law - as he so rightly says 'How do you
feel - I'm scared shitless, I just want to be giving the service
customers which they want which is Pounds of bananas for 39p, I
that. Now I am turned into some sort of criminal and forced into a
with the full weight of the Government thrown behind a
Councillor and supporting Barrister.'
One can understand Steve's fear as he watches the costs for this
mounting by around £30,000 per day and under law HE is liable for
them if he
loses but this brave man's comment to that is 'Well its my duty'
fact that this young father of two has his home, his livelihood
families future on the line and at risk.
The Prosecution on the other hand has a bottomless pit of YOUR
money to try
to BUY a guilty verdict against Steve.
PLEASE consider supporting Steve's defence fund generously, he is
for YOUR Rights and Freedoms, he is putting himself at risk so
Parliament which YOU elected makes law in Britain not the corrupt,
profligate and undemocratic Foreign Power in the EU. Details of
how YOU can
help Steve are at the end of this report.
Today in and around the Sunderland Court is something of a tale of
barbecues, fuel prices, 1/4 lb. Tories and 12" Italians in
The case of the Government banana skin whether metric or Imperial
been covered on Radio, TV or in the Press in Japan, America,
AUstralia, and a host of other countries including Britain [in as
Britain still exists!!!]
Further argument was led by Michael Shrimpton in Court today and
him on his way home from Heathrow by car just now he felt that
presiding was giving the points of law very full and fair
attention and that
Eleanor Sharpston the Queen's Council and her team of Barristers
solicitors were developing writer's cramp taking notes, so that
follow the ACTUAL law rather than keep interjecting that law and
could not be taken seriously!!
Law in this case has ranged from the British Constitution to the
of Henry VIII, from the immunity Bill rapidly enacted to save a
Secretary from facing execution to the Factor Tame (sp?) fishing
recently. The legal legitimacy of The Treaty of Rome has also been
into question and much to the interest of The Washington Post,
Sun, AP et al it is now realised that this particular banana skin
is not a
simple matter of whether 1 lb. of bananas can be sold for 39p.
This case put simply is who Governs Britain?
Does Britain's elected Parliament Govern Britain or is Britain now
by a Foreign and alien Power to whith the corrupt, profligate and
undemocratic EUropean Union?
Alan Duncan from the front benches of The Conservative Party was
today lending support to the Defence and Steve Thoburn and few are
William Hague than Alan Duncan! There is little doubt where The
on the issue of the EU - firmly against membership but in a puddle
as they wet themselves at the prospect of admitting it. The Tories
unelectable until they show the integrity and courage of their
sweep out of the way the out dated and out moded dinosaurs of the
Heath, Hesseltine, Clarke and their cronies and start to represent
electorate and Britain, only 25 percent of whom (according to the
survey on their own web site) wish to be members of the EU or even
membership has EVER benefited Britain.
Alan Duncan and Steve Thoburn were clearly seen together enjoying
Pounder Ham Burger and if that was not Government hypocrisy
Steve is on trial for selling a Pound of bananas yet McDonalds can
sell a 1/4 Pounder, when Court was adjourned for a late lunch the
and friends visited a licensed Pizzeria across the road from the
dined on 12inch pizzas and pints of beer!! Yet the Government
full plenopy of the law to bear on a single market trader - they
wrongly, ajudged that they could bully and intimidate a single
more effectively than a corporation - I guess this is New Labour's
standing up for the little man and backing enterprise!
Outside the Courts there was a full blown demonstration on behalf
and opposed to membership of the EU led by Dave Stephens a butcher
Essex who is also threatened with prosecution for having the
provide the service his customers want in opposition to the
the EU and their puppets in Government in Britain. Dave nearly
first Metric Martyr burnt at the stake when he set fire to an EU
banner with those obscene Yellow Stars on, so redolent of the last
Yellow Stars were used by Continental EUrope to identify Jews.
Dave was almost the first case of self immolation in protest on
Britain when the burning banner set fire to his foot!
Finally the days proceedings were called to a halt and Mr. John
has presided decided to add an extra day for the hearing of
ensure that justice is seen to be done in the British Common Law
rather than the dishonest concepts of 'justice' laid out in Corpus
The Court will re-convene on February the 28th. & March 1st.
Thursday respectfully to hear final evidence and closing arguments
the Prosecution and the defence. Mr. Morgan will then present to
his full written and reasoned judgement on April the 9th. It is
believed that Mr. Morgan, a Gentleman in his mid 50s of undoubted
competence, will give a full and fair consideration to the
law and is not a man to seek preferment by endeavouring to seek to
corrupt Government; by providing them with the judgement they have
shown they intend to try to BUY.
A couple of further quick points - Steve Thoburn & Neil Herron
were, when I
spoke to them earlier, just boarding a train [brave in its own
way the Government is managing transport!] at Newcastle to travel
Kings Cross in London to appear on a programme called 'The Big
The other point worthy of consideration was Alan Duncan's
consumption of a
1/4 Pounder since the last Tory to conspicuously be connected with
burger was John Selwyn Gummer who far from eating it himself
small daughter into conspicuous consumption!!
To be a little more serious - HOW can YOU help Steve as he
conducts this fight on YOUR behalf and on behalf of the future of
PLEASE give generously to the defence fund
by sending a cheque via my
address below made payable to:
Steve Thoburn Metric Martyr's Account.
You may make the cheque payable to whichever you prefer and a
receipt will be supplied so please make sure you include your full
Steve's costs will run to over £100,000 for this case and should
he have to
appeal the judgement a further £250,000 at least.
This case is central to YOUR future so please help Steve as
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The Continuing Saga of
CARRY ON UP THE COURTS
Well here we go again with more Government inspired high farce.
Judge Morgan will be presiding in The Courts of Sunderland over
the trial of
Steve Thoburn for the heinous offence of selling a POUND of
bananas to a
client in a British market, where the client was offered the
buying a POUND of bananas and was happy to do so.
Hey Steve why not sell them by the DUSTBIN LID FULL, if the
happy with that then you'll sell a hell of a lot more bananas!
obviously underhand in my nature, leads me to believe that the aim
vendor is to vend and of the buyer is to buy - I know it is not
much of a
New Labour Politically Correct concept but at the end of the day
what makes the economy go round!
Trade of course is a dirty word to New Labour they are much more
in showing off their leaders schoolboy French by negotiating away
for a subsidy, in a language he obviously barely understands. His
French is so bad that he went all the way to Washington and told
President George W. Bush jr. a whole bunch of lies about what he
and what the EU Rapid Repression Force was all about [perhaps he
schoolboy French to hide his total lack of understanding of
morality, Constitutional Law and economics] either way - Bush got
so fed up
listening to the toothy platitudes he put a movie on! probably
was more plausible than Tiny Blur! - well Steve Martin is.
Whilst the Police are out chasing motorists and arresting &
the wrong people and man handling women in pubs and the CPS,
better known as
the Criminal Protection Society, is permitting Cabinet Ministers
families to speed, sexually abuse their sons, assault their
sexually abuse 16 year old girls, sell drugs and attempt to derail
District Judge Morgan has much more important work to do in
The entire farming industry is in crisis and due to the lunacy of
and the Government's supine defence of the industry they are
forced, to make
ends meet, to fossik around to find the cheapest feeds available.
Due to EU
policy a simple, local, containable, outbreak of Foot and Mouth
spread right across Britain and into the Continent.
Never forget when Britain had an outbreak of F&M, before we
treasonously conned by Ted Heath into the EEC/EU, which was in
could sustain [allbeit painfully] the loss of trade - there was
fat on the
land in Britain before 30 years of CAP and EU management of
had stripped the farmers bare. Also in 1967 hauliers did not
suffer so much
because the Government was not ripping them off with extortionate
fuel and there were not the contracts to haul live animals 1,000s
to the nearest viable slaughter houses - no wonder F&M has
spread so far so
fast, blame the EU not the farmers.
Still the full might of the law will be brought to bear to pillory
Thoburn for having the temerity to actually sell a POUND of
Whilst releasing terrorists and murderers on the one hand, failing
conclude the enquiry into the Transtec black hole so as not to
Geoffrey Robinson because of the pictures he has of a cabinet
the sly loans made to those who are supposedly investigating him -
worry about the MILLIONS lets prosecute this market trader chapie
selling a POUND of bananas!
Paedophiles roam the streets of Britain with impunity, to judge by
Cullen's cover-up of the Dunblane killings and the cover-up in the
Waterhouse Report, so closely connected to senior politicians and
police that it, like the Kincorra Boys Report before it, hides the
Lets hammer this sole trader trying to make an honest living -
children, literally. Labour even passed the 'Labour Buggery of
And for the prosecution: Ms. Sharpston in her own inimitable macho
weigh in tomorrow to waste everyone's time with spurious legal
to why it is so important to find Steve Thoburn guilty of such a
heinous crime as
selling a POUND of bananas.
This is now the 5th. day of Court time wasted on
this issue with a 6th. on Thursday to go. Magistrates, Judges,
pointy heads, clerks, secretaries, bailiffs, police, barristers,
security, messengers and all costing the British tax and
ratepayers in Sunderland
money it could spend so much more wisely. I reckon Friday in the
Sunderland will be a whole lot more interesting and informative!!
IF justice is done AND seen to be done then all of this money will
wasted, but I guess the odd few hundred thousand POUNDS of your
money is a
mere bagatelle to a Government that can spend £800,000,000 on a
temporary tent in
Greenwich and be unable to account for about £200,000,000 of it -
but loose change to a Government that pretends it is a good idea
£1,800,000 an HOUR of your money to the corrupt, un-democratic,
and profligate EU.
Well you know it makes sense to give all that money to the EU
which in 50
years has not managed to have a single achievement it could be
proud of and
EVERYTHING it has touched has been an immensely costly unmitigated
Even Foot & Mouth has been a disaster due to the EU they have
ALL Britain's small local slaughter houses and thus the F&M
has spread all
How can it make sense for a double trailer, double decker TiR
lorry to carry
live pigs from Scotland and Northumberland to *Portugal* for
slaughter - to
be re-imported as produce of *Portugal* for sale in British super
Well I guess, on the same logic that British chickens are taken
France, mixed in with live Thai chickens and then brought back to
and sold as Produce of France, as long as the standards of
they can have a little red tractor stuck on their plucked bums to
British housewife think they are British.
No the Labour Government has nothing of consequence to do besides
criminalising people for using Imperial Measurements and turning
communities into a wilderness for PC Plod to chase and incarcerate
criminals of Britain - Fox Hunters. If a bit more was done to
thefts and burglaries, instead of trying to comply with
paper work to suit the Evil Union, this might once again be a
to live in!
In the mean time I wonder which murderer, paedophile, rapist,
mugger they will release onto the streets to make free a cell for
criminal Steve Thoburn and how many grams of porridge will they
try to make
him 'do' for his awesome crime?
All this has to be paid for!! so if you believe that Steve and
citizen of these United Kingdoms should have the right to sell in
Imperial measurements or metric to suit *their* customers then
please send a
cheque to me for whatever you can afford payable to:
Steve Thoburn Metric Martyr's Account.
Do remember it was the EU Commissioner Martin Bangemann who said:
"Britain is in an anomalous position, as a full partner in
the EU but
sharing a common system of weights and measures with the USA,
*enjoying* an unfair competitive advantage in transatlantic
This clearly explains why Steve Thoburn is being pilloried by the
Government for their masters in the EU. It does NOT however
explain why most
members of EUroLand trade in Dollars! Freedom of choice for
EUrope whilst they screw Britain?
The farce is escalating - on Wednesday 28th. February the
Sunderland assembled for the further persecution of the master
Steve Thobun who faces durance vile for the heinous crime of
selling a Pound
of bananas to a client who wished to buy a Pound of bananas.
This incredibly important crime is high on the list of Government
whilst the farmers of Britain have their livestock slaughtered
whilst Two Jags PressClod charges around voyeristicly attending
in a long string of rail disasters and to reduce it to the small
whilst Panteg Hospital [I think it was Panteg but can check if you
this is indicative rather than chapter and verse BUT it DID
not supply Morphine for a small boy with a badly broken leg and
had to send
to West Glamorgan for a supply to be sent by road!!
One wag apparently said 'if someone will give me a tenner I'll pop
village and get some, you can buy Morphine on any street corner;
schools over or I could have got some in the playground'. Such is
straights of the NHS under this Government - not to mention Law
Well the master criminal arrived at Court, The Trading Standards
Sunderland arrived. From around the Country the barristers
including eminent NO not Eminem! but THE eminent QC Ms. Sharpston
by another barrister [ I suppose she is a bit frail! Wouldn't a
be cheaper?], solicitors assembled in teams with clerks and
Court recorders, messengers, baliffs, police, security AND the
Sadly it would seem District Judge Mr. Morgan had over slept or
a metric pencil and not understanding metric, along with most of
couldn't read his writing in his diary.
NO JUDGE, so would everyone please push off and come back
tomorrow! Well for
the prosecution, they don't care it is only public money they are
squandering BUT don't forget the master criminal Steve Thoburn has
his own bills for having the INTEGRITY to supply his customers
goods THEY want in the measurements THEY want.
So the farce continues - more of that in my next CARRY ON UP THE
Do PLEASE mail me a cheque made out to:
Steve Thoburn Metric Martyr Account
to help him fend of this dishonest and illegal EUropean Union
the puppets in British Politics are persecuting him with - PLEASE
Perhaps that should have been 'High' because yet again there has
High Farce in the Courts of Sunderland, but at least the District
Morgan put in an appearance - though this time the master criminal
Thoburn did not!! But more of that anon!
Farce though this case may seem, there is one astonishing thing
about it -
it provides PROOF POSITIVE that Britain IS leaving the EUropean
Union - 'In
the detail lies ALWAYS the devil!! thus, though this may be a long
read it with care and then tell everyone you know to prepare.
It snowed in Sunderland today and the doughty defender of our
to Imperial Choice of Imperial measurements Vivian Linacre of THE
Weights and Measures Association was knee deep in snow, on his way
Courts - sorry I must correct that, as that is not a metric
measure - do you
realise that to state that one is 'knee' deep is ILLEGAL! if you
believe our Government and the eminent Prosecution QC Ms.
I should clarify!
Not only does the corrupt and dictatorial Foreign and alien power
Brussels INSIST [more of that later too] we MAY NOT use Imperial
Measurements, but even more importantly it is claimed, spuriously
as BRITISH JUSTICE will show [always assuming that it isn't now a
concept and sold out to the EU] that in Britain we may ONLY USE
measurement. Stop and think what this means if Brussels IMPOSES
with the collusion of the sad puppets we call our Government - yes
inches and yards GO; pints, quarts & gallons GO; pounds,
ounces & tons GO;
OK are you with me so far?
Under these new foreign and totally un-democratic, un-wanted laws
ONLY USE metric measurements - won't you feel a prat asking for
0.5 of a
glass of milk [always assuming this Government in its enthusiasm
EU law leaves any goats or cows to milk!].
Vivian would have, this morning, found himself 500mm deep in snow
- was he?
the duplicitous rogue HE WAS NOT - have trading standards arrest
immediately - prosecute him - spend 100s of 1,000 of Pounds of
and waste time in Courts doing so - 'knee' deep in snow, and
what was meant, but foresooth I did lie when I said 500mm when I
of a meter I was 10cm out - Awe sod it HE WAS KNEE DEEP.
Just think how troubled Inspector ClueSo would be on a case in
cool [crippled might be a better word] New Britania. 'The
Inspector heard a
footfall and shortly after another' - just doesn't sound right
when you say
'the inspector heard a total of 600mm fall' fooled you - I wasn't
the issue, because the sentence continued 'and about a minute
final foot of the icicle broke off and fell to the ground' - ya
NO you MAY NO LONGER, if the EU imposed its way as it wishes, say
- a bucket
full, nor a sack of, not even a bag full - you can't even say a
bath full, a
cup full, a teaspoon full or a tank full under the EU law IT
IT IS ILLEGAL to use ANY measurement of weight or volume OTHER
to make a sale.
Stunning isn't it?
Ms. Sharpston a Queen's Councillor on behalf of the Government! is
prove in Her majesty's Courts that YOU may ONLY use metric
measurements - to
comply with the laws of a FOREIGN Government! One can only ask
ones self if
she is in fact the Councillor of one of the Queens in the Cabinet
for I am
sure that Her Britannic Majesty would not be so crass as to try to
that she could no longer give her Mum a generous [illegal measure]
of gin to mildly fortify a dash [illegal measure] of tonic.
Are the Queens in our Cabinet mad or what - OK don't answer - just
Farming, the NHS, Crime, Transport, Defence, Fishing, Police,
Political Correctness, Human Rights - need I go on?
Someone suggested the Railways should be re-Nationalised - w h a t
the Government to run, you must be joking, this Government
couldn't run a
Back to the courts - Vivian put one 30cm. in front of the other
and set out
from the station to the Court and as he crossed the front 91.5cms
Court [for civilised people that is the yard but I want to be
EU law] a large green Bentley swished to a halt with a cheery hoot
horn [what is a hoot in metric?] and from within stepped the
Barrister for the Government, Ms. Sharpston - no the chauffeur did
sombrely sweep away, for the owner of the vehicle was driving, he
Michael Shrimpton barrister for Steve Thoburn [come on Michael -
a donation for Derrie Irvine may well get you preferment but
Sharpston QC to Court from a hotel suite is so much more Michael's
Court commenced and the heinous criminal was ill attired for his
the scaffold - for which his barrister craved the Courts
Steve had been up since 3am at the market, trying to keep body and
together whilst money drained out in £1,000s per hour on his
When it was explained to District Judge Mr. Morgan that one of
drivers had not come to work and thus he had not had time to go
shower and change he was most tolerant.
In fact Mr. Morgan was not on good ground here as you will
himself forgot to turn up atall yesterday! No doubt on a quid pro
basis!!! Mr. Morgan was good enough to excuse Steve Thoburn for a
considerable time during the day so that, on behalf of Sunderland
Council!!!!! he could pop round and deliver a few sacks of
potatoes and many
bags of veggies and a few pounds of bananas to the old peoples
Sunderland. Sunderland County Council, being fair minded folk, buy
from Steve regularly, between prosecuting him!! when they are not
persecuting Steve they sell his mate Neil Herron prawns by the -
it - yes ..........by the hundredweight which of course in
belief must be some ancient *metric* measurement - Sunderland uses
of the hundredweight for weighing fish in its own market; yet it
Steve for selling a pound of bananas!!!!
All the integrity of Council pointy heads in the cool Britannia of
Labour, on show for the world to see.
At least the Judge is showing some common sense in this farce - he
least permitting the master criminal in this major 7 day case in
to 'leg it' from the dock and trot off into the sunset to deliver
a few more
pounds of bananas to the old folks of Sunderland - since Steve has
stone [non metric - sorry - but I know what 151/2 stone looks like
haven't a clue what it is in grams!] anyway since he has a 151/2
to maintain no doubt he grabbed a 12inch pizza from the pizzeria
road from the courts - before heading back across the front 911/2
the Court to take his place as the master villain on trial.
By the way Mr. Morgan, having some measured sympathy for Steve's
excused him from attending his own trial tomorrow if he is too
busy to turn
Ms. Sharpston put on a bravura performance and in a truly macho
endeavoured to prosecute her nonsensical case - her logic was
bizarre in the
extreme, but what else could she do? Her case is dishonest and a
result of a
foreign power trying to rule OUR country with the Treasonous help
Sadly no press of consequence were there today - well they all
yesterday but with no judge it was no fun and anyway it was cold
in Sunderland today!! The Sunderland Echo will no doubt carry the
it will probably rely on the press handouts of the Sunderland
I understand a journalist writing on matters Thoburn just happens
to have a
wife in the press office - so we can look forward to some
Labour/Sunderland media spin!!
Anyway for much of the morning Ms. Sharpston was forced not only
the work of the defence barrister [Oh really - just for a lift in
Bentley!!!], she extolled the virtue of his presentation, she
details of the law, she applauded his reasoned argument and she
congratulated him on his use of sequenced law [perhaps she would
send Derrie Irvine a cheque on Michael's behalf and have him
silk!]. Then she went and spoilt it! She tried to liken Michael to
magician who saws a woman in half on stage.
Watch out for the posters - Paul Daniels and Debbie replaced by
magic act in Sunderland:
*Michael Shrimpton Barrister at law will - before your very eyes
cunning stunts and miraculous magic with his willing accomplice
the lady with silk and the impish locks Ms. Eleanor Sharpston QC*
has Sunderland got a Palladium?
Anyway her act was unconvincing - none of Michael Shrimpton's
delivered fact after fact, precedent after precedent, quote after
reference after reference had been questioned or challenged during
delivery by either Ms. Sharpston QC or her supporting barrister or
advising legal TEAM, NOR had it been challenged by The District
Judge - draw
your own conclusions!!
The Government's mask is slipping in their desperation to win this
Sharpston has legally been caught, metaphorically speaking, with
knickers round her knees in a cold wind of fact and logic, not to
law and custom, which is to ignore rights and freedoms.
Left legally exposed Ms. Sharpston has feebly tried to claim as
reason that Steve Thoburn is the heinous criminal that the
claim is that:
Under Article 2.2 of The EUropean Communities Act of 1972 [ the
checking as I'm working from memory] Government Ministers have a
to use a *Statutory Instrument* to change laws made by the British
Parliament to suit the EU
This is *outrageous*
IF, & I stress IF:
This means that Britain has NO Rights or Freedoms.
This means Britain is directly ruled by the corrupt and
This means Parliament at Westminster is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT.
This means that Britain is ruled by a sexually dysfunctional cabal
zealots - Tiny Blur's Cabinet - who can make absolute law,
Democracy, as the puppets of a Foreign Dictatorship!
IF & I stress IF this is true then 1,000 years of history have
destroyed by stealth.
IF & I stress IF this is true and Steve Thoburn is found
guilty in this
Court, or at any stage of appeal, then it is time to act.
The first action is to empower Her Majesty The Queen to have
control of ALL
broadcast media to speak to her peoples.
The second action is to debar Parliament from sitting.
The third action is call upon Her Majesty The Queen to select a
*Honest* citizens to replace Parliament. NOT drawn from said
the Civil Service which colluded with it.
The fourth action is to empower Her Majesty The Queen to place
direct control of Her Council of *Honest* men and women Her
The fifth action is to empower Her Majesty The Queen, together
*Honest* Council, to order Her Police Forces to arrest such
those of Her subjects who were instrumental in this Treason.
The sixth action is for Her *Honest* council to peaceably withdraw
British envoy and apparatchick from the EU and ALL British troops
our borders, honouring only any commitments to Countries of Her
The seventh action is for Her Majesty The Queen, through and with
*Honest* council, to announce a 'period' of martial law in these
Kingdoms - giving an absolute definition of the date for the
our *Democracy* Rights & Freedoms in accord with The British
I speak here ONLY IF!!!!
Thus IF Ms. Sharpston is proved to be right Britain will within a
HOURS of the verdict, should it be one of *GUILTY*, terminate
the EUropean Union.
You may be interested to know that Ms. Sharpston, as a part of her
of the case for and on behalf of the Government, clearly and
was understood to state that:
'It is imperative that this Court finds Steve Thoburn guilty as
Britain is a member of the EUropean Union and this is part of the
framework of that EUropean Union'.
Further she said:
'If Steve Thoburn is found *NOT* guilty as charged then Britain's
within the EUropean Union is untenable and Britain would have to
From this one can ONLY deduce, since she is THE barrister
acting for THE
IF Steve Thoburn is found *GUILTY* as charged - Britain will have
the EUropean Union.
IF Steve Thoburn is found *NOT GUILTY* of the charges - Britain
will have to
leave the EUropean Union.
IF Steve is found *GUILTY* the peoples of Britain will leave the
Her Majesty The Queen working with an *Honest* Council and a
martial law pending restoration of OUR Democracy, OUR Rights &
IF Steve is found *NOT GUILTY* the Government will lead Britain
OUT of the
Perhaps in view of the Gravity of this report you will heed my
send it to EVERY person YOU know.
Please use 'e'mail, telephone and personal contact.
PLEASE print off copies and post them to ALL Public Notice Points
This is a grave challenge for the peoples of these United Kingdoms
- but in
our history the British peoples have NEVER been found wanting, in
of challenge, to defend OUR Nation.
The peoples of these United Kingdoms have never betrayed, in
The Monarch of these United Kingdoms has never, in recent history,
OUR Politicians in their hubris and arrogance, their greed and
have, I would contend, gone a step too far in the betrayal of our
and these United Kingdoms.
The government gets desperate
The QC presenting the government's case against metric
Thorburn, the Sunderland grocer on a criminal charge for selling a
of bananas, said in court yesterday during legal argument:
"If Steve Thoburn is found *NOT* guilty as charged then
position within the EUropean Union is untenable and Britain would
have to leave."
So there you have it. The government admits the stakes are
Since Michael Shrimpton's masterly defence speech was not
any legal or factual grounds it is now crystal clear the
been reduced to using desperate arguments to support an untenable
They will appeal, of course, if the district judge finds for
though logic, the facts and the law say otherwise. We cannot
however, since the judge was carefully selected and parachuted in
instead of local magistrates.
If (when) they do lose, of course, the government has to defend
stance to the bitter end, and hope the defence runs out of money
they win by default.
But by using this defence, the government has now become
the supreme question of leaving, when they do ultimately lose,
in the House of Lords.
Is this going to be the first big brick out of the dam? How
would be that a single individual, a subject of the crown, should
achieve so much.
OUT either way
1. The case for the prosecution is that under the European
1972, British Government ministers have a legal right, if directed
EU, to use a "Statutory Instrument" to change laws
made by the British
2. The prosecutor said "It is imperative that this
court finds Steve
Thoburn Guilty. This is part of the legal framework of
the European Union.
If Steve Thoburn is found Not Guilty, Britain's position within
Union would be untenable, and Britain would have to leave."
thrown out? San fairy ann.)
3. If Steve Thoburn is found Guilty, then (you say) it is
time to act.
That of course is where the difficulties start. Who is
going to act?
Actually, there is no need "to empower Her Majesty to
take control". The
power is hers under the Constitution, but she might need a bit of
encouragement! All this has to be fleshed out.
4. You spoke on the phone of Martial Law, so I presume you
would expect Her
Majesty to call on the Armed Forces, or rather their new Chief of
declare it. She would ask them to take control of all
and to close down the Parliament.
5. Now comes the hard part. She should select a
council of "honest
citizens". When she finds them they will take control
of the Forces and the
Police, arrest all traitorous politicians and at once withdraw all
from the EU and all Forces back within the frontiers of this
country or the
Commonwealth. The problem is to find enough Honest
Men. There's the rub!
6. You won't find many in any of the following:
The Privy Council
The Conservative Party (Two?)
The House of Lords
Not a lot
One or two
All the above is totally tongue-in-cheek, but seriously, where
could we find
The Armed Forces
Not sure about the top levels
A good number.
UK Independence Party Thousands
Democracy Movement Many
Freedom Association, etc. A lot.
Very many thousands
OK, Greg; now to conclude.
This won't happen on April 14th because there are bound to be
whether before or after the election. Your argument is
that if the verdict
is Not Guilty we divorce. If it's Guilty we fight our way
Out either way.
I devoutly hope you are right, but we need to start searching for
competent men for the Council. We'd better start at once....
Final Judgement -
Steve Thoborn was found Guilty of selling a
lb of bananas on 9/04/2001.
A sad day for British justice, our Parliament and Britain as a independent
But at least we all now know where we stand and that we are
under the direct control of
Brussels. The weights and Measures issue whether you agree or not
is a side issue
but has proved that laws of this land can be overturned by an
un-elected dictator commitee the EU.
Now the fight back can begin as another swathe of British peoples
wake up to
what is actually happening. Steve had to be found Guilty as
the statement below shows
"If Steve Thoburn is found *NOT* guilty as charged then Britain's
within the EUropean Union is untenable and Britain would have to
Ms. Sharpston 1/3/2001.
Why we pay our
Politicians/Judges/Civil Servents to stitch us up in this way God
Knows. They like our money - but not us it would seem.
Please give Generously to the Steve
Thoburn Support Fund.
Daily Telegraph Report
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THE CRIMINALISATION OF POUNDS AND OUNCES
Letter For you to download, adapt and send out to your MP, local
National Paper, Court etc, etc
Click to download Weights
and Measures in Britain by Les Fellows
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4 News The only glimmer of hope left in mainstream British
Weighty fine for
Broadcast: April 9 2000
Reporter: Stephen Smith
They've become "the most famous bunch of bananas in legal
according to the judge who found greengrocer Steve Thoburn guilty
his fruit in pounds and ounces instead of kilograms.
The so-called 'Metric Martyr' faces a fine, and costs of up to £60,000
the case brought against him by Sunderland City council.
The judge made it clear that the case will go to appeal. But it
questions about the dogged British affection for the imperial
measures - the
inch, the pound and the pint. Stephen Smith has this:
To his supporters, he's the Metric Martyr. And Steve Thorburn duly
martyred look after being convicted of breaking weights and
At his shop, he'd been caught selling a bunch of bananas by the
fruit was prominently priced in Imperial measures today but the
ruled in effect that European legislation takes precedence over
To his bemusement, Thoburn's become a symbol of the Imperial
lather we're in
over Weights & Measures.
Could we ever learn to love metric?
Little Jamie Ballard weighs in at 2.658 kilograms. These days,
are told the weight of their babies in Metric. But not everyone
How much do YOU know about the metric system?
Most of us notice the Metric system, if at all, when we go
Leeds market, we asked Janet Gough, the queen of fruit and veg, to
wares in metric.
Trading standards officers have said Metric weights & measures
more prominent than Imperial ones. One or two of the stallholders
sailing close to the wind. They told us their customers like it
this way. A
survey for Tesco found that almost 90 per cent of shoppers THINK
Channel 4 News went to Mr Catchpole's fitting room at Henry
Saville Row. Tradition; what we're used to - that helps to explain
Henry Poole is one of many British firms which have to deal in
both the old
and the not-so-old.
Steve Thoburn said tonight he was unsure whether to mount an
the court heard one's expected. The future of our weights and
still be in the balance.