This was a comment left of the Yours for Scotland site by regular contributor Breeks. I thought readers might appreciate it as a main article. It is short but powerful. YOU COULD CALL IT AN OPENING SALVO.
Extract from the Claim of Right Act 1689….
Principles of the Claim of Right which remain applicable today include the following:
1. The historic right of the people of Scotland to assert their sovereignty and their rights: ‘The said communities (of Scotland) assembled in a full and free representation of this nation do … as their ancestors in like cases have usually done for the vindicating and asserting of their rights and liberties…’
2. The right of the people of Scotland to declare various acts of government unlawful including but not limited to:
* any claim by government to an absolute power, or sovereignty, in Scotland
* giving gifts or grants for the raising of money without parliamentary (or Convention) oversight (such as lucrative contracts to party donors)
* imprisonment without charge or trial
* granting personal protection (exemption) from civil debts (such as taxes)
* interfering with/directing the legal process in order to attack political opponents
* preventing protest or petition or criminalizing protestors or petitioners
3. The right of the people of Scotland to overturn unjust rulings of the Supreme Court of Scotland (the Court of Session) and to declare the rulings unlawful. This also establishes that is is an unlawful misuse of the law and the Courts, by those in power, to employ the legal system and the Courts to punish political enemies:
That the opinions of the Lords of Sessione in the two Cases following were Contrary to Law videlicet
(1.) That the concealing the Demand of a Supply for a forefaulted persone altho not given is treason
(2.) That persones refuseing to discover what are their privat thoughts and judgements in relation to points of
treason or others mens actions are guilty of treason
The prescribed penalty for, “the violation of the lawes and liberties of the Kingdome
inverting all the Ends of Government”, that is forfeiture of power, or the right to govern.
Suddenly I begin to understand why the Claim of Right might be making Nicola Sturgeon a little “nervous”… It’s not just the Treaty of Union who’ll shortly be standing in the dock. As far as Item 2 goes, Nicola Sturgeon quite literally ticks every box, from arbitrarily overruling Scotland’s “sovereign” Brexit result, stitching up political opponent Alex Salmond, no oversight of monies, even to banning protests outside Holyrood… It’s a full house! She’s got the lot. Given the contrived nonsense of the charges against Craig Murray, I think even the “imprisonment without charge” box can technically be ticked too.
The failure to disclose thoughts and judgements as detailed in Item 3.2, doesn’t sit well with Sturgeon’s extensively redacted evidence and selective amnesia while under inquiry.
Nicola Sturgeon’s problem with the Claim of Right isn’t that she hasn’t read it, but that she probably has.
And incidentally, since the Scottish people can apparently overturn unjust rulings from the Court of Session, I take it that means we can also drop kick rulings by the UK Supreme Court from the half-way line.
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