DAY 3464: FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010.
On 25th November 2010, in the latest attempt to remove the campaign, Parliament have sought to to hide the behind the smokescreen of 'enabling' new "legislation".
FACT: Parliament and all the lower courts, Magistrates, Crown, High Court & Court of Appeal, are in fact BOUND by a House of Lords ruling in DPP v Jones 1999, which is an admission that in common law, the state cannot make what is otherwise lawful, (ie peacefully campaigning in a public place where there is general public access) unlawful.
ANALYSIS: All the UK courts are bound by this HOUSE OF LORDS ruling in any proceedings brought through new "legislation", so the government would have to change European law first, befoe attempting to oveturn the House of Lords ruling, in errr..Europe.
Their fiction is below:
Hansard: Thursday 25th November 2010.
Michael Ellis (Conservative): I thank the Minister for that answer, but we have some long-established squatters in Parliament square.
What are we going to do about them?
Grant Shapps (Conservative): As the Prime Minister said yesterday, the Government share the concerns about the current state of Parliament square. I can inform the House that we intend to introduce legislation shortly.
On Friday 26th November 2010, this was reported in the Daily Telegraph as:
Parliament Square ‘eye sore’ to be cleared, ministers promise Protesters who have turned Parliament Square into an ‘eye sore’ will finally be evicted, ministers have said.
A worker adjusts fencing erected around Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. The fencing was put up after Bailiffs moved in to evict anti-war protesters from the square Photo: AP By Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent 7:00PM GMT 25 Nov 2010
Grant Shapps, the Housing Minister, promised that the Government would take action against “squatters” who have been camped on the pavements in front of the House of Commons since being blocked from the grass on the square itself earlier this year. The “Democracy Village” was banished from the Parliament Square after a long legal battle between police and the self-style peace campaigners. But MPs who had been calling for the camp to be removed for many years were furious after a number of the protesters simply set up home on the pavement.
Brian Haw & Babs Tucker won in the Court of Appeal against the Mayor of London, who has then sought to bring further proceedings back in the High Court. Our campaign has alwasy been and remains on both the pavement and Parliament Square Green. The latest reference to new legislation is just another admission, really, that the Mayor never had a legitimate 'claim'. The government could never prove that we are variously "camping" or "squatting", because we are clearly "campaigning".
Democracy Village lost in the Court of Appeal & the Mayor refused to prosecute in these proceedings, the organiser of Democracy Village, Maria Gallestegui, no doubt because no-one wanted Ms Gallestegui cross examined in proceedings.
There is not actually on the pavement, a single member of 'Democracy Village' who joined proceedings brought by the Mayor of London.
Gallestegui's Democracy Village has various incarnations on any given day, including Peace Strike, White Revolution, the Iranian Green Movement etc and so on and so forth.
25 Nov 2010 The barriers blocking the demonstrators from Parliament Square remain in place, meaning that ordinary tourists and pedestrians cannot now walk there. And MPs’ view of the historic site, which features a statue of Winston Churchill, continues to be obscured by banners and protest signs. At Prime Minister’s Question Time earlier this week, David Cameron hinted that moves would be taken to evict the campers before the Royal Wedding in April. Mr Shapps confirmed that legislation would be passed to ensure that legitimate protest would be permitted around Parliament, but that permanent encampments would not be allowed. He was responding during a debate on planning to a question from Michael Ellis, Conservative MP for Northampton, who asked: “What is the Government going to do about the squatters in Parliament Square?” Mr Shapps said: “I can inform the House that we intend to undertake legislation very shortly.” It is understood that ministers are considering including the measure in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, which is due to come before Parliament within weeks. Mr Ellis welcomed the announcement that the camp would finally be evicted, saying: “This is a blight on Parliament and on Westminster and has been for far too long. “We totally agree with and support lawful protest, but this is not a protest, it has become an encampment. “It is embarrassing to us as a Parliament and as a capital city it’s an eye sore. A Home Office spokesperson said: "The Government is committed to restoring the right to peaceful protest. However, protesters must abide by the law in exercising their democratic right to speak out.”
JUS COGENS: INTERNATIONAL COMMON LAW. THOU SHALL NOT KILL.