Following Gordon Brown's announcement today that he wished to introduce a Bill of Rights for the British people, the excellent Bishop Hill blog has beat him to it, and done it for him.
The Bill of Rights 2007
individual owns themself and the product of their labour. No
unreasonable seizures of property are permitted without just
No law or regulation is permitted that restricts the right to freedom of speech or limits the freedom of the media.
law or regulation is permitted that restricts the right of the people
to free association or restricts the right to peaceful assembly and
No law or regulation is permitted that restricts the freedom of religious belief and practice.
Assumption of innocence
Right of appeal
The Habeus Corpus Acts shall be considered to form a part of this bill.
officer of the state may enter an individual's private property or
otherwise intrude upon their privacy without their permission or a
warrant authorised by a judge on the presentation of persuasive
9. The right to self-defence
No law is permitted which infringes the right to self-defence.
No law is permitted which has retrospective effect.
for such restrictions as are necessary for security or privacy
purposes, all information created or held by the government will be
freely available to the people.
12. Other rights not specifically enumerated
All rights not specifically enumerated shall be considered as forming part of this bill.
13. Bill of Rights 1689
Nothing in this Bill should be construed as amending or repealing any part of the Bill of Rights 1689.
Give Government back to the people.