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Friday, December 04, 2009

Nanny's Nasty Little Habit

Nasty Habit

Did you know that since coming to orifice in 1997 ZaNuLabour have, via its obsession with legislation, created new crimes at a rate of nearly one a day?

Hardly surprising that the police tend to appear heavy and handed and clueless, they simply can't keep up with the legislation and don't know how to interpret it.

Where were the Tories and "Liberal Democrats" during this period?

We have been let down big time by the "opposition".

Why have ZaNuLabour been allowed to get away with this?

You do realise folks that, as entertaining and cathartic as it may be to sit around saying "isn't this awful?", unless we actually do something to reverse this trend we are up shit's creek without a paddle?

"What can we do?" I hear you cry...

1 Make a list of the laws that you want repealed.

2 When a politician comes knocking on your door, sliming for you vote, tell him/her that if there is a written guarantee that these laws will be abolished, within 50 days of the new parliament, you will vote for them.

3 Refuse to provide the state with any information (no matter how trivial) that it requests from you, unless you are legally bound to do so.

4 Send the list to laws you want repealed to your local MP, and remind him/her that their job is on the line if they don't comply with your wishes.

5 Vote for any party that guarantees they will roll back the power (and by definition the cost base) of local councils.

The state should be afraid of the people, the people should not be afraid of the state!

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  1. Anonymous10:49 AM

    How many of them have come via the EU, hence our parliament has no ability to repeal them?

  2. Talking of the EUSSR, I read this morning that Mr Straw is considering signing up to an EU law that effectively would make wills worthless.
    The law will force people to make provision for certain relatives in their wills and, failing to do so would allow courts to seize property that had been passed on to others....This would mean that house buying would become more expensive because one would need to take out insurance against this.

    Back to the thread.....I have a list of things to ask my local politicians when they suddenly appear next year asking me to vote for them.....One of the biggest concerns I have is why my Conservative council use the services of Common Purpose.
    I also want answers as to why I get so much full colour circulars sent by first class mail telling me how well they are spending my money....Most important of all, I want to know what Cameron-Blair is going to do about our integration and loss of independence now that we are a region of the EUSSR...I will also ask why, as so much of our politicians power has been given to the EUSSR, why their salaries have not been reduced to reflect this loss...

    Enjoy democracy responsibly whilst you still have it; Unlike us.

  3. microdave12:46 PM

    "created new crimes at a rate of nearly one a day?" - Actually I thought it was more than that!

    "When a politician comes knocking on your door" - They never do round here.

    "Vote for any party that guarantees they will roll back the power" - After Call Me Dave's recent about - turn, that rules the Conservatives out...

    "Send the list of laws you want repealed to your local MP" - I sent 2 emails to mine over a week ago. The first got me 3 identical automated replies within minutes, the second nothing. I haven't heard anything since, until a letter dropped on the doormat today. Full of hope, I opened it to find a circular telling me how hard she works, and inviting my support and donation!

  4. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Your suggestions would be an excellent starting point, Ken, for resistance except that we have to know in which areas Westminster still has any power. I find it astounding that we are now governed by the EU yet there is little, if any, factual information in the press and media. I've only heard vague mention of 'competencies'. If I were cynical, I'd suspect that our Government (indeed all politicians from Lab/Con/LibDem) was just hoping that the UK electorate wouldn't notice that sovereignty had died on 1st December and it could pretend that it was still running the country.

    I think that the starting point has to be to empower a Party that pledges to withdraw from the EU. I, too, read the piece in the Mail which Tonk refers to. A commenter online said that the EU has the power to ban a political party! I don't know how true this is but, if it is, God knows how we can extricate ourselves from the EU's clutches.


  5. Lord of Atlantis3:34 PM

    You asked, Ken, "Where were the Tories and "Liberal Democrats" during this period?Ken, you said, "We have been let down big time by the 'opposition'."

    Too right we have! They were too busy, to quote Gilbert and Sullivan (from Iolanthe) doing nothing in particular, and doing it very well! (Apart from feathering their own nests, courtesy of the taxpayer).
    Er, precisely WHAT opposition? The leaders of both main parties couldn't wait to weasel their way out of giving us a vote on the Lisbon travasty er, sorry, treaty, despite promising us one.

    Tonk, you suggested, "...I will also ask why, as so much of our politicians power has been given to the EUSSR, why their salaries have not been reduced to reflect this loss..."

    I can just see this being agreed to! (A herd of pigs just flew past my window). As far as this business regarding wills is concerned, I haven't read it yet, but it sounds just the kind of evil, intrusive policy for which we have come to love the EU so much. And where the EU is concerned, 'considering' usually means they cannot wait to fawn all over their masters in Brussels and sign up to it, irrespective of what the people think about it!

    Anonymous, you said, "I think that the starting point has to be to empower a Party that pledges to withdraw from the EU. I, too, read the piece in the Mail which Tonk refers to. A commenter online said that the EU has the power to ban a political party! I don't know how true this is but, if it is, God knows how we can extricate ourselves from the EU's clutches."
    Which is why I shall be voting for UKIP at the coming general election.

  6. Anonymous5:29 PM

    @Tonk - I've just re-read the Mail piece on EU inheritance law and it seems utterly bizarre. The key issue isn't so much one of 'forced heirs' (in the UK testators are under an obligation to make provision in their wills to categories of person who are protected under the Inheritance Act) but that other countries enable clawback on immovable property even if ownership of the asset has been transferred. As I understand it, if A sold his UK property to B and A moved to a country with 'clawback' (so that it was deemed on his death to be his habitual country of residence) then 'forced heirs' who been inadequately provided for in the will could claim against the property that now belongs to B.

    Until now inheritance of immovable property has been governed by the law of the land in which the property has been situated so that people have needed different wills to dispose of domestic and foreign
    assets. I can understand 'clawback' being applied to an asset situated in a country which allows it but it is truly bizarre to apply it to an asset situated in one that doesn't. The only way to deal with this would be to harmonise the law of inheritance throughout all member states....

    God knows how it works in practice. Do the entitled heirs have to wait until B dies or is a legal charge placed on the property which is discharged on its sale so that if B decides to move he finds that he receives only part of the proceeds of sale?

    I can't believe that Jack Straw has been 'considering' this (in fact I can hardly believe that he's had the option of consideration).


  7. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Re EU and inheritance. My problem is that it goes against the principle that the writer of the will determines who gets their property. Life is full of injustices and not all can or should be legislated or litigated.

    Secondly, it unnecessarily adds instability to markets and contracts inlcuding property contacts which have been completed in good faith. Not all past crimes or imperfections in society can or should be leglistlated or litigated. Government should keep out of a lot of disputes between people, let alone encourage them.

    Thirdly, it reduces sovereignty potentially and also unnecessarily moves some litigation potentially away from the place of origin of the dispute - and creates disputes where none existed. Those powerful or rich enough to win litigation will win such litigation. The rest won't. It also gives government another excuse to get into people's lives where it traditionally did not, and where officials can abuse power.

    Fourthly, (and I am sure there are other issues) only the richer can practically get involved in disputes away from home. It will increase inequality. There are more pressing issues.
    Why is the government and the EU addicted to change and legislation? Too much unnecessary change is destabilising to society and decreases "social cohesion" and reduces real access to democracy and justice. Could the bureaucrats please consider quitting thier power grabs? Could they (including those British who are harming the country on behalf of the EU and others) respect individuals and the culture and way of life of Britain? One-size fits all solutions rarely work well, especially when applied across different countries and cultures or when they are unnecessary.
    It is unwise to legislate every aspect of life. It kills personal freedom and democracy. It attacks the ability of people to live, enjoy and choose family and friends and work and where they live, put bread on their table and have real input or normal levels of control or influence over their lives, their community or their country i.e. true democracy. Government should not exist as a means to itself or to grow and amass power or wealth for itself and its employees. It exists to serve the people and help people to thrive, not to get in their way and stifle their lives.

  8. Anonymous10:33 AM

    @Anon 7.12am - In actual fact, in the UK, the law of property takes precedence over the will so that, where property is owned as a joint tenancy, on the death of one tenant the property automatically devolves to the other joint
    tenant(s) irrespective of whether the writer of the will would wish that.