OPINION: One Law For All?
Editors Note: Patricia Bryant is a candidate for and former member of the UKIP NEC.
Our Government is sadly deluded if it believes that we are fooled by their playing fast and loose with the Law of the Land.
It is surely the basic tenet of justice that Laws must be applied fairly and equally across all sections of Society and that not only must Justice be done, it must be seen to be done.
Apart from the obvious disparities in the application of the law – such as marriage under the age of 16 is illegal in the UK – unless you get married in some other country after which the Government will recognise your marital status and allow you to claim relevant benefits – and allowances being made by Courts for people who have committed crimes because they claim a “cultural defence” – the application of Law and the making of new law is seems to be subjected to any kind of “equality” test; something which would not be tolerated in any other walk of life.
Family Courts are held in “camera”, supposedly to protect children but in effect, they protect those who in many cases are removing children from their families, denying access to family members and in extremis ordering the forced adoption of loved children. If this can all be justified, then why are there so many reporting restrictions?
Free Speech is apparently permitted if you are a member of Momentum, or of any religion other than Christian, or if you are Vegan and want to harass a Farmer and a few other favoured groups, but it is not available, apparently to people who want to Leave the EU, or who want to report on criminal activities and trials, or simply want to stand on Speakers Corner and talk about equality for women or preach the word of God.
Reporting on a Rape trial can get you arrested and jailed all on the same day whilst fiddling (sorry I meant misreporting) your election expenses can take years to get to Court – if ever.
The difference being that the former is carried out by concerned citizens and the latter by Politicians!
The Law of the Land is being deliberately slanted against some sections of the population in favour of others.
If you are Gay you can be married, or you can have a Civil Partnership. If you are heterosexual you cannot have a Civil Partnership – so if there is a reason why you should not marry you are deprived of the right to have information should your partner be taken ill – and should your partner die intestate you will have little or no claim on the estate – and if you do have a claim you will not benefit from the IHT relief afforded to those with Marriage or Civil Partnership Status.
I have yet to hear any coherent explanation as to why!
Those accused of Rape are named, even in historic cases where evidence is not available, and yet those who are found to have falsely accused someone are protected. What kind of justice is that?
Again, no coherent explanations are forthcoming.
Psephologists have for years collected and analysed data for political parties in order that they can influence us the voters and the Media have used those same Psephologists to pronounce on results and trends in elections. Now, suddenly, it is frowned on, sufficiently to warrant a Parliamentary Enquiry – into the activities of Facebook. Cambridge Analytica, Leave.EU – and of course UKIP (Quelle surprise)
So, one law for “them” and another for “us”? Yes, but why? Facebook and CA challenge the established media and Leave.EU and UKIP challenge the Establishment. Can you see the pattern here?
In times past, we looked to the Media and Investigative Journalists to tell us about the things the establishment are hiding or have done in our name but of late they have failed us – not just failed us but betrayed us. With a few exceptions, the Mainstream media have joined forces with the Establishment maintaining “Radio Silence” on the goings on which government might find a tad embarrassing and talking up a myriad of nonsense akin to Project Fear on Life! The MSM these days appear to be more about obscuring the truth than reveal it.
We the people, need to be telling both the Establishment and the MSM that we won’t stand for it.
We won’t buy their papers, watch their media, vote for their puppet candidates.
We the people demand Government of the People BY the People for the People. We have had enough of Government for Governments’ sake – WE WILL TAKE BACK CONTROL.