Brief Summary of the Problem
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IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH PARLIAMENT?

There must be, since party politicians are held in such contempt by the general public.

 

UNRAVELLING THE PROBLEM

Firstly, some long-lasting malpractices (to be explained) have become the norm. Secondly, we are often told by politicians that Parliamentary Government, for all its faults, is the fulfilment of the English Constitution and "aren't we lucky to be free" - to have a vote?

 

CHECK THE FACTS FOR YOURSELF

Whilst we hope to show that it is dangerous to accept established practice without question, we can safely agree (as Lord Hailsham states) that the role of parliament should be that of "watchdog" over the Government?

However:

"The notion that the House of Commons is made up of 650 MPs who individually reach carefully considered opinions and who act as a brake on the Executive is so far from the truth as to be ludicrous. The Whips are in absolute command. The Executive is in total control. What the government says goes."

Dr. David (now Lord) Owen MP. Mail on Sunday 3/6/90

 

HOW POWER IS CENTRALISED

A constitution being the rules stating the relationship between the governors and the governed, OUR constitutional history (in many ancient Statutes**) records a long struggle for power and various attempts to divide that power between the Monarch, the Lords and the Commons.

To excuse their illegal "conventions" or practices modern politicians ignorantly or falsely claim our constitution is unwritten ** to avoid explaining how they themselves (by becoming the government) have evaded the sort of Statute Law which brought Monarchy under the Rule of Law. **

How has this happened?
Whilst retaining the outward appearances of the historic English Constitution they subtly adopted a form of political "democracy" based on French Revolutionary ideology. By persuading the people to vote for a party GOVERNMENT (with a programme of works) instead of a free independent PARLIAMENT (with a duty to protect liberty) a government majority is automatically installed inside Parliament. This majority creates the "elective dictatorship" and the " potential for tyranny" (Lord Hailsham). With the power of the Lords curtailed by the 1911 Act, and with the Prerogative of the Crown stolen (as we shall see) every Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister becomes "Sovereign" and the division of powers is almost destroyed.

THIS IS NO ACADEMIC DISCUSSION but an exposure of the dangerously fraudulent "democracy" which effects our daily lives and is an attempt to show you how to bring government back under proper democratic control of Parliament at all times. A moment's thought should confirm that the problem is "elective dictatorship", not voting by PR or 1st-past-the-post!!

THE PARTY SYSTEM IS TO BLAME because only through the party do Parliament and Government become ONE BODY. No more dangerous mechanism could be devised, because the observer of parliamentary activity is deceived by appearances of constitutional propriety.  It is this system which allows governments to bribe MPs with Ministerial office, or threaten de-selection or dissolution of Parliament (and loss of seat) to ensure obedience! These totalitarian malpractices (plus the 30-year secrecy rule) are inherited by successive party leaders who have more illegal**power (to interfere with Parliament) than the monarch was ever allowed!! All this is done in the name of you, "the people". These corrupt practices they brazenly call "democracy"!!!

"The Prime Minister replaced the sovereign as actual head of the Executive when the choice of Prime Minister no longer lay with the sovereign; the sovereign lost the choice when strongly organised, disciplined parties came into existence and party discipline depends primarily on the degree to which the member depends on the party for his seat"  

Sir Lewis Namier. Historian. (1952).

 

Explanation: The Monarch's legal power to choose Ministers rested on the consent of a free Parliament. When control of Parliament passed to 'party managers' the choice of Ministers automatically passed to them. Thereby the Monarch's loss of power to discipline Ministers in response to public petition under the Bill of Rights 1689 is our loss too. The Queen's 1953 Coronation Oath to "govern according to the laws and customs of this Realm" (and so protect us) is destroyed by the party "convention" that She must obey the "advice" of "Her" Ministers, however treasonable and damaging that advice. (e.g Heath transfer of our government to Brussels in 1973!)

WE - OUR OWN EXECUTIONERS!

The unquestioning acceptance by voter and party candidate alike of "democracy" as currently operated, makes us our own executioners. The nation's future is based not on individual liberty and long-term planning but on some group grabbing the reins of power for its own purposes by bribing the electorate. This is not Rule of Law as we know it but lawless government! While the voters are thus divided against each other through the party system this alternating dictatorship (see Chesterton) is leading us all down a one-way street to ever-remoter government ("New World Order") and a sense of helplessness. By taxation we are forced to finance our own destruction, for example, EU Commission propaganda.

 

THE SOLUTION IS VERY SIMPLE

It is called "voting for a Parliament" and any voter can do it. This website is dedicated to telling you why.  Vote ONLY for an Independent candidate (or become that candidate yourself)- whom you know to be genuine- who declares publicly - in writing - for individual liberty and choice. When enough Independent MPs replace Party MPs, appointment of Ministers will automatically return to the Monarch. The division of power will accompany this re-separation of government from parliament .

Clearly then the only "wasted vote" would be that given to ANY party which perpetuates the "elective dictatorship".  You could be helping to create a free parliament once again, which can stop bad government before it occurs, instead of having to wait FIVE YEARS to try to repair the damage !

 

ALL PARTIES HAVE THE SAME EFFECT ON THE CONSTITUTION !

The Party System is the "perpetual revolution against the constitution".  This shocking but obvious fact ought to be a warning to all promoters of new parties  (see Edmund Burke quotes on website)

AT THE NEXT ELECTION what will you really achieve unless you use your vote to kick the corrupt parties out of Parliament, by simply voting INDEPENDENT.

Obviously if the party candidate depends on the party for his ticket on the parliamentary gravy-train, then the party depends upon YOU to continue voting for their "party game". If you do you always run the risk that the "others" will win and you will be a victim.

The sooner YOU stop, the sooner their grubby little game is over and control of affairs will return to the people, where it really belongs. Individual liberty is the real democracy, not this collectivist sham which gives you a vote but takes away your power after you have voted. The tyranny is not potential (Lord Hailsham) - it is here, NOW.

Forward to: The Mechanisms of the Party System in more detail

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