From the revision of treason paper:
The law should recognise and reinforce the duty of non-betrayal,
both to signal clearly that society views treachery as a distinct assault
on the whole and to punish those who breach the duty, thereby helping
deter those who might otherwise consider breaching it. This duty has
historically been upheld by the law of treason. However, the UK’s law of
treason is ancient law and is now unworkable. The Treason Act 1351 has
been overtaken by changes in modern social and political conditions; it is
not a secure ground on which to mount prosecutions. It stands in contrast
to the law in other common law jurisdictions. The UK needs to update its
laws to make clear that the underlying ethos has not changed – betrayal
is a specific crime against society and one that deserves punishment. At a
minimum, Parliament should reform our law to follow Australia and New
Zealand and thus make it clear that it is unlawful to aid the enemy either
in an international armed conflict or in a non-international armed conflict.
Quite so. Declare war on Brussels, send over a platoon to wave rifles at the Berlaymont and then we get to be all Ecksian on the Remoaners.
Can’t fault it myself.