UK Bill of Rights 2007

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


1. Preamble

2. Self-ownership

individual owns themself and the product of their labour. No
unreasonable seizures of property are permitted without just

3. Freedom of speech and of the media

No law or regulation is permitted that restricts the right to freedom of speech or limits the freedom of the media.

4. Freedom of association and of assembly

law or regulation is permitted that restricts the right of the people
to free association or restricts the right to peaceful assembly and

5. Freedom of religion

No law or regulation is permitted that restricts the freedom of religious belief and practice.

6. Right to a fair trial

Assumption of innocence
Confront accusers
Challenge evidence
Right of appeal
Legal counsel
Double jeopardy
Due process 

7. Imprisonment and Habeus Corpus

The Habeus Corpus Acts shall be considered to form a part of this bill. 

8. Searches

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. 

10. Retrospective legislation

No law is permitted which has retrospective effect.

11. Freedom of information

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.

(Bill of Rights 1689)

Give Government back to the people.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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