UK is a Common Law Jurisdiction

Submitted by John Harris on Fri, 27/11/2009 – 16:41

It occurred to me recently that since much depends upon the fact that the UK is a Common Law jurisdiction, if the Lisbon Treaty were to change the jurisdiction to Civil Law, we would have a much harder time of making our case

In view of this, on 18th November, I e-mailed the man who has for some time purported to represent me in Parliament, David Willetts, and posed him this very simple question: “Can you tell me please, if when the Lisbon Treaty is in force, this country will remain a Common Law Jurisdiction?

It did not strike me until later, quite how powerful this question may turn out to be:  If the answer is “Yes”, then we have the power to continue in our rightful manner and it must be recognised by the ‘courts’.  If the answer is “No”, this proves beyond a shadow of doubt that the treaty attempts to remove our historic inalienable rights and gives great force to any demand to put it to the people.

Today I received a reply from David Willetts by post, that included a short letter stating in a typical politician’s way of answering a different question than the one asked, “It is my understanding that the Lisbon Treaty will not affect the balance of power between Common, Statute and EU Law” and a six page response to the question from the House of Commons Library, which appears to state in a number of places that we remain a Common Law jurisdiction, but hedges it about with caveats and warnings that our politicians must be careful if we are to preserve this.  I have attached both for your enlightenment.



Please scroll down to read the letter.