It is time to rid ourselves of these incompetents
IT was shocking to observe copies of the most recent White Paper being thrown to MPS from the floor of the House of Commons even after the brand new Secretary of State for Exiting rose to defend it (“May’s vision for for Brexit looks like brining far more pain than gain”, The Herald, July 13). That is the state of the purported democracy of this alleged Union.
One of the noisy issues by the Brexiters is the role of the European Court of Justice and they are appalled that it may interfere with their rights under Magna Carta. Aye, well. Scots should be well aware of such dangers. First, Magna Carta has no relevance in Scots Law (we did not need it). Secondly the Act of Union of 1707 specifically guaranteed the preservation of Scots Law and it took just one year to breach its terms by allowing Civil Appeals to the House of Lords a burden which incapacitated the development of our Civil Law until the re-establishment of our Parliament. This progress was constitutionally undermined by the establishment of the UK Supreme Court, interceding between Scots and European Law.
As Donald Trump struts his way round Turnberry, undermining Theresa May on behalf of his pal Boris, we could take a moment to reflect that it was monumental stupidity, ignorance and contempt at Westminster which provoked other colonists to seize their independence just 70-odd years after we allowed “a parcel o rogues” to surrender ours. The monumental stupidity, ignorance and contempt bides with us yet, allied with cupidity.
In this perilous era it is high time that we rid ourselves of our subservience to these incompetents and restored our Parliament to its full administration of the will of our sovereign people.
K M Campbell,