Repeal European Communities (Finance) Act 2008

The UK's net contribution to the EU budget – ie the amount we pay in that is above and beyond what we get back in EU grants – is going up.

Over 2007-9 it was in the order of £4.7 billion. That's now rising over 2010-3 to between £6-6.8 billion. That's according to recent official Government statistics.

The principle reason for this change is the 2008 Act of Parliament that put into force the deal Tony Blair reached with other EU leaders.

The extra £2 billion a year to Brussels was the price British taxpayers were supposed to pay in return for massive reform of the disastrous Common Agricultural Policy. But the promises made by the French and others have not been kept.

If you paid for something by mail order and it never got sent, you'd demand a refund.

Given the huge budget cuts that the UK is now facing, we should get this money back.

Why is this idea important?

The UK's net contribution to the EU budget – ie the amount we pay in that is above and beyond what we get back in EU grants – is going up.

Over 2007-9 it was in the order of £4.7 billion. That's now rising over 2010-3 to between £6-6.8 billion. That's according to recent official Government statistics.

The principle reason for this change is the 2008 Act of Parliament that put into force the deal Tony Blair reached with other EU leaders.

The extra £2 billion a year to Brussels was the price British taxpayers were supposed to pay in return for massive reform of the disastrous Common Agricultural Policy. But the promises made by the French and others have not been kept.

If you paid for something by mail order and it never got sent, you'd demand a refund.

Given the huge budget cuts that the UK is now facing, we should get this money back.

Clarify whether English Common Law is superior the EU’s Napoleonic Code

Under English Common Law, the role of the state is simply reduced to being able to tell you what you cannot do – murder, rape, theft, assault and so on.

Under the Napoleonic Code, the role of the state is entirely different: it tells you what you can do and everything else is forbidden.

As I understand it, the passing of the Lisbon Treaty means the the Napoleonic Code is therefore in force in the United Kingdom.

Why is this idea important?

Under English Common Law, the role of the state is simply reduced to being able to tell you what you cannot do – murder, rape, theft, assault and so on.

Under the Napoleonic Code, the role of the state is entirely different: it tells you what you can do and everything else is forbidden.

As I understand it, the passing of the Lisbon Treaty means the the Napoleonic Code is therefore in force in the United Kingdom.

confirm Magna Carta and the 1688 Act of Settlement,

The Freedom Act should pave the way for a new constitutional settlement within the life time of this Parliament.

The Freedom Act should call for a wide ranging commission to make proposals for a written Constitution that confirms Magna Carta, that confirms the 1688 Act of Settlement, and confirms our individual rights protecting us from the State under  English common law.

All Acts that are then deemed unconstitutional would become void
 

Why is this idea important?

The Freedom Act should pave the way for a new constitutional settlement within the life time of this Parliament.

The Freedom Act should call for a wide ranging commission to make proposals for a written Constitution that confirms Magna Carta, that confirms the 1688 Act of Settlement, and confirms our individual rights protecting us from the State under  English common law.

All Acts that are then deemed unconstitutional would become void