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Saturday, June 29, 2013

That Rivera Touch, or It's Nice When Nazis Take Instruction From Me But It Would Be Even Better If They Learned Something About British Culture And History If They Want To Stay Here

I'm touched. Linda Rivera, the only person I've ever known to own up to being a LibertyGB supporter (they're the bunch of neofascist no-hopers who claim to be a political party but don't believe in standing in elections - too namby-pamby liberal) has clearly noticed my scorn at her illiterate citing of the non-existent "Crime and Criminal Evidence Act 1998" and now gives it its correct name of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Of course, she's still peddling the lie that it abolished the offence of treason, whereas it merely removed the option (which could never have been used owing to it conflict with other human rights legislation) of the death penalty for treason. The maximum sentence for the still-very-much-in-existence crime of treason is life imprisonment.

But don't take my word for it: here is Section 36 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998:

36 Abolition of death penalty for treason and piracy.

(1) In section I of the Treason Act (Ireland) 1537 (practising any harm etc. to, or slandering, the King, Queen or heirs apparent punishable as high treason), for the words “have and suffer such pains of death and” there shall be substituted the words “ be liable to imprisonment for life and to such ”.
(2) In the following enactments, namely—
(a) section II of the Crown of Ireland Act 1542 (occasioning disturbance etc. to the crown of Ireland punishable as high treason);
(b) section XII of the Act of Supremacy (Ireland) 1560 (penalties for maintaining or defending foreign authority);
(c) section 3 of the Treason Act 1702 (endeavouring to hinder the succession to the Crown etc. punishable as high treason);
(d) section I of the Treason Act (Ireland) 1703 (which makes corresponding provision),for the words “suffer pains of death” there shall be substituted the words “ be liable to imprisonment for life ”.
(3) The following enactments shall cease to have effect, namely—
(a) the Treason Act 1790;
(b) the Treason Act 1795.
(4) In section 1 of the Treason Act 1814 (form of sentence in case of high treason), for the words “such person shall be hanged by the neck until such person be dead”, there shall be substituted the words “ such person shall be liable to imprisonment for life ”.
(5) In section 2 of the Piracy Act 1837 (punishment of piracy when murder is attempted), for the words “and being convicted thereof shall suffer death” there shall be substituted the words “ and being convicted thereof shall be liable to imprisonment for life ”.
(6) The following enactments shall cease to have effect, namely—
(a) the Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) Act 1931; and
(b) sections 32 and 33 of the Criminal Justice Act Northern Ireland) 1945 (which make corresponding provision)

From which we may conclude that Linda Rivera spotted Section 36(3)(a) and Section 36(3)(b) and simply assumed that the repeal of two specific acts was the same as repeal of "the treason laws". And that she considers the publication of this repeal in an Act of Parliament and its ready availability on websites is somehow "secret". Either she really is that stupid, or she is a cynical liar who assumes that nobody to whom she spreads her corrupting filth will bother to check it. Perhaps, like Bonni Benstock-Intall who is her main publisher, she is both.

It's strange, though, Like my old sparring partner Uncle Jimmy, this supposedly British "patriot" has real trouble understanding the British parliamentary system. Look: we have a parliament, which makes laws. The Prime Minister has quite a lot of input into what laws are made, and certainly into the priority different pieces of legislation receive, but nowhere near as much as an American President. He doesn't, for example, have any kind of veto. The only person who has a veto is the monarch, and it is understood by all that the monarch had better not use it if the monarch wishes to remain the monarch. The last time a monarch got involved in the nitty-gritty of lawmaking, it didn't work out too well. But hey, catch these "English patriots" knowing anything about that English history and culture they accuse immigrants of ignoring.

Indeed, Ms Rivera describes Britain as "the country that (her) ancestors fought and died for". Of course, it was also the country that the ancestors of Britain's Muslims fought and died for. The reason why Winston Churchill made it a priority during WW2 for his cabinet to set aside funds for the construction of the London Central Mosque was not simply that he considered it obscene that Britain's Muslims had nowhere to worship, but to show the nation's gratitude to the thousands upon thousands of Muslim soldiers who had fought and died in the battle against Hitler. (Not to mention the thousands more who had laid down their lives for the British Empire in the First World War.)

Regarding the post under which Ms Rivera's less illiterate lies appeared, the EDL's head thugs were arrested (as they had been worned they would be) for violating the terms under which their rally was permitted. (The "charity walk" was to raise funds for a sick child: unfortunately (a) the child's parents wanted nothing to do with it (b) the money allegedly went straight to the EDL's wholly non-charitable account. So both cynical exploitation of a sick child and theft of money under false pretenses. Brilliant way to honour Armed Forces Day.) In the video Bonni posts, we see them being "assaulted" (with absolutely no harm to them, so probably by EDL stooges) and then screaming that the police are taking no action against the people who "assaulted" them. A policewoman points out that if they bothered to look they could see that the police had stopped the "assaulters" and were questioning them, whereupon "Tommy Robinson" (real name Stephen Lennon, the man of a dozen fake identities) simply yells more loudly and changes the subject quickly ("Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!)


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