We don’t need another Bill of Rights

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

A group of MPs have told the Demon Headmaster that we should have a British Bill of Rights to give extra protection to children, old people and people with learning disabilities.

Has nobody told these cretins that we’ve already got a Bill of Rights?

The Bill of Rights was passed in 1689 in the English Parliament and gave many and varied fundamental rights to all citizens, including the right to trial by jury and freedom from arbitrary detention.

There is no point, however, in creating a new Bill of Rights if it gives us less rights than we already have and if it will just be ignored like our current Bill of Rights is.  You no longer have the right to trial by jury in complex fraud cases, you no longer have freedom from detention without charge or trial and your money and property can be stolen by the state without a judge even knowing about it, let alone ordering it as the Bill of Rights says it must happen.

If we all have fundamental rights then they should be universal.  I don’t see why pensioners, children or people with learning disabilities should get any extra rights over what I get.  Positive discrimination doesn’t work, it’s been shown to be a fucking stupid idea over and over again yet here we have a group of professional politicians proposing that certain groups should be given more fundamental rights than others.  How much further from the concept of a charter on fundamental rights can you get?

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:


    That doesn’t apply to us in Scotland!

    Oh, westminster does’nt apply to us in scotland either, 🙁

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I wonder what famous MPs will loose their seats in the election, a la Portillo?

    I remeber saying on election night, ‘This is the man who will replace Major and probably be the next Toty PM’

  3. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    That doesn’t apply to us in Scotland!

    Good job you’ve got a parliament of your own then”. 😆

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Not really, our parly are just as big a bunch of cocks as your parly, though i think you might have more scots in yours :p

  5. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    You do realise that the 1689 Bill of Rights makes it illegal to have a standing army in peace-time?

  6. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Makes it illegal for the King to have a standing army without consent of Parliament.

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