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English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Statement of Concern

The Government of the Dominion of British West Florida is gravely concerned by the continued erosion of the Constitutional Framework in Her Majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

We do not lightly take the step of publicly announcing our concerns. It is from our great love and respect that we feel ourselves constrained to speak. The Tradition of the British Peoples, at home, and in Her Dominions across the sea, has always acknowledged the need for a 'mixed' form of governance. The Sovereign, the Lords, and the Commons. This Style of Governance, was in time past responsible for the greatest expansion of Liberty and Wealth the world has ever known. It should not be lightly tossed into the rubbish-bin of History.

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits. - Plutarch

The House of Commons in the United Kingdom, having gone down the road of bounties, donations, and benefits to its natural end, has determined to rid itself of the Peers. They are not seeking 'balance' nor liberty. They seek instead to remove those who would stand against them in the destruction of what remains of the Individual's rights and responsibilities. The Hereditary Lords, owing no allegiance to the Commons, and being more resistant to the 'benefits, bounties, and donations' of the Government (funded of course by the tax-payers), are not being removed because they have impeded the expansion of Liberty, nor Justice, nor even Wealth.

The House of Commons, having felt now the power of 'Parliamentary Supremacy' these many years is intent on the elimination of all who would raise a voice against the politically motived actions of the wealthy, and powerful Members of Parliament. These people bring no greater qualifications to office than that of effectively marketing themselves as a product for the voting consumer.

We can not sit in silence as the Mother of Parliaments is strangled by the hands of her own Commons. What all the enemies of the British People have never been able to accomplish: The destruction of her Ancient and Honourable form of Government. This House of Commons has now set about to complete.

May God have mercy on the souls of these people, some of whom act from the sincerest of hearts. May God grant Wisdom and bring this House of Commons to its senses. May God Save the Queen and Her Parliament from the intentions of this current House of Commons.

Robert, Duke of Florida, Lord of St. George, GSB
Her Majesty's Governor-General in and for the
Dominion of British West Florida.


Anonymous said...

Good for the British House of Commons can we Canadians follow suit and get rid of such luminaries as ex hockey players, piano players and members of the press? Elect the senators now.

Scott said...

We never had ex-hockey players etc in our House of Lords till about five years ago, thanks.

We are mourning the passing of the hereditary system, a lot of which has been done away with and only temporarily replaced with a nepotistic one (last 5 years or so). All of which will now, in fact, go.

Now it is almost certain to be called the 'Reformed Chamber' and will be 80-100% elected, voting taking place at the same time as the European elections (for MEPs, who represent whole regions of the UK rather than constituencies, and who almost no-one in the UK can actually name). They will probably be chosen from a party list (allowing patronage to continue), with some oddly botched method as usual.

This revolting destruction of tradition has thoroughly depressed me. A central chunk of the nation's historical memory has slowly been lobotomized by New Labour. Their surgery is almost complete. See how the nation totters.

Oh. Too tired with it all.

Anonymous said...

Liberal pork and the Canadian Senate goes back a lot farther than 5 years. Heredity is almost the worst possible reason to put anyone in a position of power. Political pork only exceeds it by a micron or two.

Scott said...

Please justify why heredity is a bad reason to put people in a position of power? It promotes independence and honesty (and loyalty to national interests above all) by removing dependency on party loyalty (also making the political party free from being unfairly smeared by association with temporarily unpopular, but correct stances). It ensures politicians necessarily motivated by objects other than power or the acquisition of power. It ensures a constant body of well-trained, well-prepared public servants. Etc, etc, etc. There is so much to recommend the British hereditary system. Not the least of which being that it has always been the Lords, the Aristocracy, who gave power and the right of participation to the Commoners, to the people. Our Aristocracy has always been benign, and if you think yourself out of the automatic, slow-motion French revolution that has taken place in the minds of men these past two centuries, you would realise that the abolition of the House of Lords is in this respects the greatest of impertinences.

Anonymous said...

Let's assume that a person inherits a position of power as a friend once put it "being a member of the lucky sperm club". Does that somehow imbue him/her with superior wisdom or benificence thus enabling him/her govern wisely? Simply bypassing the political process allows that individual to escape scrutiny and accountability. The most important aspect of any governance structure is accountability. Every part of the state including the head of state must be accountable to the people governed.

Splendor Sine Occasu said...

Though as a Reformer, I prefer the "EEE" Senate for our Dominion, I would much prefer a peerage over the current pork trough that is our Senate.

Scott said...

Er, the Lords are accountable and subject to much scrutiny; and, as you know your British history, you must realise that head of state is too (i.e. magna carta through the act of settlement and beyond).

Scott said...

Crap I'm tired.

Anonymous said...

Splendor Sine Occasu

I too want/demand a Triple E Senate for Canada. As for the house of lords I could care the less. The lords once cornered the king and at swords edge forced him to sign the Magna Carta. Couriously I note that the lords did this because they did not accept the divine right of kings to govern.
I can only say that I hope that in almost 800 years we have progressed to the point that we don't need to take up arms to change the power structure so it more accurately reflects the reality of 21st century Canada.

Scott said...

Interesting. You missed the British (and hence Canadian) formation and development of Parliamentary politics in the last half-millenium, did you?

BaronVonServers said...

We didn't need Elected Lords to resolve impasses.

The Sovereign could (as historical was done) always appoint more peers, and with the new Life Peers the lingering effect would have been minimal...

Neil Welton said...

"Lucky sperm club" - I've heard it all now.