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- This is the complete document to be laid before magistrates.
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complete the blanks, and deliver to their nearest magistrates court.
Once you have laid the original document you will no doubt receive
allsorts of excuses
as to why the case will not be considered. So be ready to submit this
follow up document.
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In London, Norris McWhirter, chairman of the
Freedom Association, and Torquil Dick-Erikson, who
first drafted the document, handed their copies in
at Horseferry Road, the court nearest the House of Commons.
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This is the routine:
1. Look up your nearest magistrates court in the phone book.
2. Call them, and ask for the name of the chairman of the bench.
3. Complete all the blanks on the document.
4. Take it (or send it) to the court on Thursday 21 September, or
soon after as possible.
5. If possible get a receipt for its delivery.
You have no further legal obligations or duties. You have no
financial or otherwise. You may be interviewed for
clarification of the
contents, but you are not personally pursuing a private criminal
prosecution. You are simply doing your duty and laying
Subsequent action is up to the magistrate. According to
Justices Manual: "When an information has been laid, a
justice, or the
justices clerk, must apply his mind to the information, and go
the judicial exercise of deciding whether or not a summons or a
ought to be issued by him."
We hope to have at least 100 identical documents delivered all
country on the same day - Thursday 21 September 2000 - just before
Labour Party Conference. The media will be told at the same
If you have time, and the resources, we invite you to make several
copies of the document and ask your friends and other supporters
complete and deliver them as well. The more the better.
would like to have 500, 1000, perhaps thousands more delivered.
involving others is not essential.
Press Release follows:
Press Release from SANITY (Subjects Against the NIce TreatY)
Embargoed until 11.00am Thursday 21 September
Tony Blair Accused of Planning Treason
Several hundred notices of treason against Tony Blair and other
ministers have been laid before magistrates across the UK's this
(Thursday 21 September, 2000).
A group calling itself SANITY (Subjects Against the Nice Treaty)
in a notice at Horseferry Road Magistrates Court, London.
the day, scores of others were being handed in at magistrates
elsewhere. By the end of the week, at least 500 will
Sanity believe there is now abundant evidence to show that Tony
about to relinquish the UKs veto on Justice and Home Affairs (what
EU calls "freedom, security and justice"). This is
demanded by a
substantial majority of European Union member states for inclusion
the Treaty of Nice, due to be signed in December.
Neither Tony Blair, nor any of his ministers, have ever denied
intention. The foreign secretary, Robin Cook told Parliament
would insist on keeping the veto on "taxation, defence, and
control". But he did not mention Justice. Yet a
resolution of the
European Parliament of 12 April 2000 demanded that the national
"freedom, security and justice" shall go. Since
then, the governments
silence on this point has been deafening.
If Justice and Home Affairs pass into EU control, the EUs
Juris" project will ultimately be adopted by majority voting.
Representatives of the European Parliament told the House of Lords
it was their full intention to introduce "Corpus Juris"
This will abolish the British right to trial by jury, and will
British subjects and others in the UK subject to arrest and
incarceration by a Brussels-nominated European Public Prosecutor,
rubber-stamped by a so-called "Judge of Freedoms", with
hearing nor obligation on the prosecution to exhibit any evidence
long as they choose. Habeas Corpus, the long-standing
against the tyranny of the state, will have been destroyed.
If our government or parliament object and say we do not want it,
will be over-ruled. Corpus Juris will be forced upon us.
This is what
giving up the veto means.
Moreover the EU will acquire the power to decide, even against the
of parliament, to expand the strength and the scope of Europol,
and train it with paramilitary weaponry, and send detachments of
Britain, to be stationed anywhere on our land.
For the first time since 1066, armed men, completely out of the
of British authorities, will be at large on our soil, with
the connivance of
this government. All of
our Queen, will be completely at the
mercy of whatever the EU may
decide, and all its measures will become
To allow this will be treason.
The purpose of laying information of treason against the Rt Hon
Blair is to force the government into the open. His defence
charge of treason is simple. If he makes a solemn and public
that he will retain our veto in matters of Justice and Home
charge will fall. He must say what he intends to do.
Magistrates have the power to summon Mr Blair and ask his
They also have the power to issue a warrant for his arrest.
The EUs original publication on Corpus Juris (1997) included the
Single legal area Article 18
Indefinite detention on suspicion of a future crime 20, iii
Police/prosecution one organisation 20/21/22
Extradition 21, i, b
Professional judges 26
Double jeopardy (loss of presumption of innocence) 27, ii
Accused told charges, but NOT evidence 29, iii
Secret trials 34
- except for judgment 34, iii
The present Labour government has already made three separate attempts
to introduce elements of Corpus Juris. Jack Straw has
reduce the use of trial by jury (on the grounds of cost). He
proposed legislation to stop football hooligans going abroad on
grounds that they might commit an offence when they get
there. He has
also proposed to give the prosecution the power to appeal against
not-guilty verdict, which will abolish our freedom from double
That same proposal will also have the effect of eroding the
on the prosecution to provide the burden of proof before the
stands at risk, contrary to common law.