We must declare war on Brussels

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.

26 thoughts on “We must declare war on Brussels”

  1. May has committed treason . Aided and abetted by Oily Robinson and the gang.

    Unless enough pressure can be put on enough Tory Jellytot MPs by September to realise that if they sell us out on her orders it is Corbin for next PM and the Tory Party for the dustbin of History.

  2. In all seriousness, offenses of treason will always be a dangerous area because rulers of a state will always define it as aiding the enemies of the rulers of the state. This may well be the ruled.

  3. @BiS: Especially when elected leaders forget they’re elected and start thinking “L’Etat, c’est moi”.

  4. I still don’t see why people who join Daesh can’t be prosecuted under the Treason Act as it stands.

  5. @TomJ
    Because Daesh is not an “enemy of th state” Modern staes are very careful about defining their enemies. To do so would limit their courses of action. Tbey do .military “peacekeeping”, instead.

  6. ” The UK’s set of terrorism offences is comprehensive and carefully maintained but largely fails to recognise the wrongfulness of betrayal – the way in which it undermines the fabric of our society and the integrity of our country….”

    As we know that third-world immigration undermines the fabric of our society, does this mean that we can try those who have promoted and enabled it for treason?

    If so, can we also bring back the death penalty for said offense?

    Fingers crossed……

  7. I don’t currently have time to read it, but – as most of our ruling classes increasingly dismiss the notion of the nation in favour of the supra-national – who do they really believe the enemy to be?

  8. The Meissen Bison

    Ecksie: Unless enough pressure can be put on enough Tory Jellytot MPs by September to realise that if they sell us out on her orders it is Corbin for next PM and the Tory Party for the dustbin of History.

    The polling is putting that pressure on very nicely. Moreover, the FFC (© Purgecks) is so lacking in self-knowledge that she thinks she can talk the voters around whereas as the reality is that she makes her position worse every time she opens her mouth in public.

  9. TMB

    She is very stupid, but I think even to her rather raddled mind, it must be clear that everyone knows she is a moron. Her pathetic showing at the election showed that she has no communication ability. Her only skill is running away when the pressure is on. Which means that she will turn on Olly when the pressure is applied. She really is quite unbelievably useless for someone who rose to become PM, she’s really about the same level as Jezza.

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    One description I heard likened May to the rather dim child who really tries hard to please all the teachers. Her report would say some like Theresa tries very had and always remembers her pens. She also ver good at colouring maps in geography.

    Corbyn, on the other hand, was likened to the disruptive child who sits at the back with his shirt untucked and his tie knot halfway down his chest. His teachers wouldn’t have anything good to say about him.

  11. Apparently her nickname among parliamentarians is ‘The Submarine’.

    The polls are presumably depth-charges going off all round her, though none has yet ruptured the hull.

  12. “I don’t currently have time to read it, but – as most of our ruling classes increasingly dismiss the notion of the nation in favour of the supra-national – who do they really believe the enemy to be?”

    I presume from the way you ask the question, Nationalists?

  13. I’ve become increasingly convinced that May was elected Conservative leader because there were factions in the Conservative Party wanted a hash made of Brexit but didn’t want the opprobrium of having their fingerprints on it. Her incompetence was her primary qualifying talent. And in the short term, an election & her replacement with an equally talentless Corbyn would serve the same purpose.
    What’s important here is political careers, not the good of the country. There’s much to be gained by being “the statesman steps into the breach, rescues the country from peril…yada yada yada” Could put someone in the top job for a decade.

  14. “who do they really believe the enemy to be?”

    Stout hearted yeomen of England would be my guess.

  15. BiS–Being out on your arse after an election disaster isn’t going to boost many Tory careers.

  16. BiS

    “I’ve become increasingly convinced that May was elected Conservative leader ………..”

    But she wasn’t elected. She was crowned after the other candidates blew up/pulled out. That’s the problem.

  17. In all seriousness, offenses of treason will always be a dangerous area because rulers of a state will always define it as aiding the enemies of the rulers of the state. This may well be the ruled.

    This. The idea that our Proggie establishment will define treason as in the old-fashioned sense are thin to zero.

  18. I’ve become increasingly convinced that May was elected Conservative leader because there were factions in the Conservative Party wanted a hash made of Brexit but didn’t want the opprobrium of having their fingerprints on it

    I doubt it.

    Firstly (at the risk of sounding like the Great Tuber), the Tory Party has always favoured being in power over not being in power; they have always been the great pragmatists and trim their sails to suit the times.

    Secondly Brexit is a natural fit for their voter base (or most of it), and a useful salient into the Labour working class vote. Why piss off those two blocks to try to attract people who despise you anyway?

    They elected May because a smallish group of not particularly bright people made bad short term decisions in backing her.

  19. Yes, Rob, but they don’t see Brexit as likely to be a success, either in the short or long term. To be associated with it, in any way, they see as career damaging. Better to May’s saddled with the disaster. Or even Corbyn. A short period out of office is better than being abandoned in the wilderness.

  20. A week is a long time in politics. I don’t think they understand the meaning of the phrase “long term”, especially when self-sacrifice is required. A “short term out of office” can quite easily turn into ten years and oblivion.

  21. If Brexit is betrayed the Tories will get a kicking worse than the fiasco under Major. They may not be out of business right away but they will never recover from the damage. They will be the new Liberal Party (in the UK sense). Their only way is down.

  22. In the long term, we are all dead. H/T JMK

    “Why piss off those two blocks to try to attract people who despise you anyway?”

    Because they really, really want to be liked by them.

    Cos Lefties have the best parties.

  23. Bloke in North Dorset

    “Cos Lefties have the best parties.”

    Do they? Looking at the joyless twats in the Guardian and the likes of Momentum I find it hard to believe, unless you think a good party is a real life Monty Python Life of Brian sketch.

    Someone who’d read Patten’s autobiography reckoned he only joined the Tories at university because they had the best girls. That I can believe looking at the harpies on the left.

  24. BiND, it’s an American thing that the Lefties have the best parties. They have the celebrities.

    Republicans in DC desperately want the press to like them. The press never will. Republicans are untrainable.

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