John Hurst is in court today as he 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.
There is obviously a lot of interest in this court case, not least from the powers that be.
Over the past week there have been a large number of hits on the previous posts from the UK Parliament, the EU Parliament and the EU Commission, which gives a clear message that ‘the powers that be’ are very concerned, enough to ensure that some big hitters are being imported. I now understand that the magistrates court in LLandrindod Wells will have a district judge presiding.
For anyone to say that this is simply just a routine case of someone not paying their council tax and is of little interest would be to underestimate the real danger, which is and has over the past 30 years been to undermine our Common Law legal base in favour of the EU imposed Corpus Juris legal system.
As I have said previously, this is not just about Council Tax, 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.
I shall bring you an update from LLandrindod Wells as soon as I get it.
Have just heard from John who tells me that they did very well in terms of putting over the arguments. However the Magistrates decided that Magna Carta was “political” not legal and they had to comply with the statute and issued an attachment order.
John also says that they refused leave to appeal for a stated case (without giving reasons) and did not address the duress of circumstances argument.
In his opinion, these are grounds for Judicial Review (if we go down that route) and the council tax official commited an overt act of treason by claiming that the demand was made in the name of the Government.
There were about 35 supporters in Court to hear John put his case.
I am hoping that John will issue a statement soon with regards to today’s events and outline what he sees as the next steps. If he does so then I will publish on a new post.
My own view on the Magna Carta is that it is a contract between Monarch and People, a contract drawn up before any parliament existed, and together with the Bill of Rights forms the legal base from which all statutes are drawn, and the common law to which it returns when statutes are repealed. Hardly political is it, but possibly a good get-out for the magistrates at this level.
I feel that the failure to address the duress of circumstances argument was in itself a dismissal of common law.
We shall see where this tale takes us all from here.
I thnk John can take heart that it seems that the US is also interested in this case, the newly elected tea party representatives perhaps. At 18:10 this post received a visit from..
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