UK Govt in MASSIVE New Power Grab
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The British government is hell-bent on using the covid 'emergency' as cover for the most drastic state power grab for centuries. The Times has reported that the Johnson regime is plotting a new law that allows it to overrule and reverse the decisions of the Judiciary that it doesn't like by way of an "annual review" of the courts' decisions - the "Interpretation Bill".
The UK has 3 branches of Government:
(1) The Legislature (makes laws - made up of Parliament: the Crown, the House of Commons and the House of Lords)
(2) The Executive (puts laws into effect - the Crown and Government, including the PM and the Cabinet ministers)
(3) The Judiciary (administers justice by interpreting the law and legal deciding disputes - comprises of judges and courts of law, including tribunals and magistrates)
ALL OF WHICH are separate and should act separately – you may have heard this referred to as the "separation of powers"
Why is this important?
The separation of powers is critical to safeguard citizens' rights and liberties and guard against tyranny.
The Supreme Court explains further:
One of the earliest and clearest statements of the separation of powers was given by French social commentator and political thinker Montesquieu in 1748:
‘When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty... there is no liberty if the powers of judging is not separated from the legislative and executive... there would be an end to everything, if the same man or the same body... were to exercise those three powers.’
According to a strict interpretation of the separation of powers, none of the three branches may exercise the power of the other, nor should any person be a member of any two of the branches. By creating separate institutions it is possible to have a system of checks and balances between them.
If the Government succeeds in this 'annual interpretation' of judicial decisions, together with the power to reverse and/or overrule decisions it does not like, it will crush the authority of the judiciary and give the Government total control over the lives of the citizens of the United Kingdom. The Johnson regime is using Covid in exactly the same way as Hitler used the Reichstag fire as the excuse to seize total control.