Contempt shown to the Localism Bill
THE Tory Party made much of the Localism Bill brought in by the present government as giving more democracy to the people.
As soon as a serious local issue such as the Khalsa School, in Stoke Poges, arose with huge opposition from the local people and twice refused by the local Tory parish and district councils, it was overruled by the government.
What sort of government is it that overrides its own loyal supporters, showing complete contempt for local people and it’s own Localism Bill?
Now is the time for the everyone to wake up and realise that none of the three main parties can be trusted in anything they say or do.
Hence the meteoric rise of UKIP to counteract them, the only party which can be trusted to stand up for our country and real democracy.
With your support, UKIP could move mountains as has been seen in the recent elections.
JOHN GOODING Address supplied
would be a violation of important rights.
He attributes this to my ‘enthusiasm for the European courts’. He is entirely mistaken.
I had always understood UKIP supporters to wish to be seen as staunch upholders of our common law and of the principles of Magna Carta.
Article 29 of Magna Carta, which is still in force, expressly states that ‘no freeman shall be …. outlawed or exiled….but by lawful judgment of his peers or the law of the land’.
That is exactly what the proposed measure would entail. It would prevent a person returning to his own homeland to answer grave charges against him and face the proper consequences if convicted.
Undermining the rule of law and due process in this way is not a good way forward and unlikely to improve our security.
I cannot escape the conclusion that when it comes to our historic liberties, Mr Scott is very selective as to how they should apply.
DOMINIC GRIEVE MP for Beaconsfield