Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Tory proposes ditching Magna Carta rights

This was a motion submitted by the Tory Leader to our last Council Meeting. Please note 3.1. It cheerfully tips up Magna Carta (SECTION XXIX to be precise) suggesting that folk merely accused of an ill defined offence should suffer punishment without the benefit of a fair trail. 




Notice of Motion submitted by Councillor Jones
To consider the following Motion submitted by Councillor Jones:

“That the Council:

1.         recognises the devastating effect the disgraceful and cowardly act of trolling can have on individuals or their close relatives;

2.         notes the concerns of the public expressed in recent research conducted by Kantar where 85% of those surveyed believed there needs to be new legislation to deal with the issue of trolling and stronger rules be introduced to govern it; and

3          requests the Government to amend legislation to ensure that:

(i)         some one who has been charged or proved to have taken part in trolling not be allowed to stand for election as a councillor; and

(ii)        an elected member, be removed from their position if proved to  have taken part in trolling.”


My amendment:


The outcome of the amendment would be that the motion reads: 

"That the Council:

1. recognises the devastating effect the disgraceful and cowardly act of malicious trolling/cyberbullying, as defined by the Malicious Communications Act 1988 can have on individuals or their close relatives;

2. notes the concerns of the public expressed in recent research conducted by Kantar where 85% of those surveyed believed there needs to be new legislation to deal with the issue of malicious trolling/cyberbullying and stronger rules be introduced to govern it".


Oh the Magna Carta xxix

NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor [X1condemn him,] but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.

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