John Hurst, for those who have been following his story, has decided that he is willing to stand up for what he believes is right, that the collection of council tax is illegal.
This case is hugely important, because at one stage or another, a court will either have to decide on the legitimacy of our constitutional documents and uphold them along with John’s claim, or declare the British constitution dead. Either way there will be wide ranging impacts far beyond just council tax.
You can catch up on the process so far from my earlier posts.
Now John is preparing for the next part of this battle, as the reconvened administrative hearing moves to the magistrates court in LLandrindod Wells.
There will be a static protest outside the court, as John Hurst attempts to make use of the protection of Article 61 of Magna Carta to enforce his council tax protest. It is his view that the magistrates will ignore the law in this case, which will result in his pressing for a judicial review by the Supreme Court.
Note: It is not a trial, but a hearing before an administrative court which is hired for the day by the Council, including the magistrates.