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THE TRIAL

For a full copy of the judgement click here

thoburn.jpg (2852 bytes) Steven Thoburn

Purveyor of "the most expensive pound of bananas in legal history" (Judge Morgan)
He has been prosecuted for not using "official" metric scales, even though there is   considerable doubt as to whether the EU regulations which allow this prosecution are valid. The case has aroused national ( and international) feeling for the real outcome will decide whether the British Constitution is alive or dead. That is, can a set of "regulations" imposed upon this country (and slipped through Parliament with little or no debate) by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels overrule a British Act of Parliament, the 1985 Weights & Measures Act.

If, ultimately, it is found that EU regulations are supreme then, effectively, Britain is unable to govern itself and can only look upon itself as a colony of a larger state.

THOBURN ~ LATEST

PRESS RELEASE
Friday 1st March 2002

METRIC MARTYRS DEFENCE FUND

 

THE FIGHT GOES ON!

 

TODAY AT 12 NOON, THE METRIC MARTYRS LODGED A PETITION AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS, TO SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL TO THE LORDS, AGAINST THEIR HIGH COURT JUDGMENT.

THE PETITION WAS HANDED IN TO THE JUDICIAL OFFICE BY NEIL HERRON (METRIC MARTYRS DEFENCE FUND) AND VICTORIA BOUNDY (LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MCKENZIE BELL SOLICITORS - WHO ARE ACTING AS AGENTS FOR ALL FOUR MEN.)

IT IS EXPECTED THAT LEAVE TO APPEAL WILL BE GRANTED WITHIN SIX WEEKS, WITH THE HEARING TAKING PLACE BEFORE THE LAW LORDS IN THE AUTUMN.

THE CASE IS OF MASSIVE CONSTITUTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE AND THE JUDGMENT HANDED DOWN AT THE HIGH COURT BY JUSTICE JOHN LAWS, WAS CONSTITUTIONALLY INNOVATIVE.

HE CREATED, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BRITISH LEGAL HISTORY, HIERARCHY OF STATUTES, WHICH PLACED THE 1972 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ACT IN A NEW SPECIAL CATEGORY.

THE FIGHT MUST CONTINUE BECAUSE ALL 659 ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE HAVE ALLOWED THE AUTHORITY OF PARLIAMENT TO BE GIVEN AWAY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE.

DONATIONS ARE CONTINUING TO POUR INTO THE DEFENCE FUND OFFICE AND THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING.

CONTRIBUTIONS CAN STILL BE MADE TO THE APPEAL

Please send cheques and postal orders to

Metric Martyrs Defence Fund, PO Box 526, Sunderland, SR1 3YS

Online www.metricmartyrs.com

Natwest Bank Sort Code 55-61-11 Account 36457469

 

See also "A Banana Republic?"
click here for direct link

 


See also "Trial ~ 2" for notes on the court case. Click here

BWMA is receiving much support from members of the public in the form of letters e-mails and donations. The fight will cost a great deal and details of the fighting fund appeal are above.

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