Joined: 09 Feb 2007
|Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:53 pm Post subject: Y Cyfansoddiad : Campaign for a Constitution ?
|Y Cyfansoddiad : Campaign for a Constitution ?
It seems almost hopeless : The People in Wales prefer to know what is going on ... well they ought to ...
From: Y Repwblic Yng Nghymru <repwblic@>
Sent: 05 December 2016 16:20
Cc: South Wales Echo news desk Western Mail news desk news desk
Subject: Please become " The National Newspaper of Wales " and make restoring The Public Discourse your business - not mine !
I do wish that you would take note of the existence of the perfectly legitimate and law up-holding majority of The Republicans in Wales and not misrepresent us to The People in Wales. Our website " Y Repwblic " will be ten years old on 07-01-17 and contains many pieces of writing of interest to casual readers. We do not censor any contributor's point of view and welcome many kinds of posting except those which feature violence, pornography and sporting fixtures ( which tend to attract children.)
I want to draw your attention once more however to the constitutional issues which led to my writing the original pamphlet " Repwblic ? " in 2002 which then led eventually to the creation of " Y Repwblic." Today when I can find the time I have been watching what is going on in The Supreme Court where The Government of The United Kingdom is appealing against the decision made in favour of Gina Miller whom I account as one of our foremost citizennes for her selfless service to us all.
The situation is ridiculous : ought the rest of us have to rely upon a private citizenne who possesses both the will and the financial means to uphold " The Unwritten Constitution " ? The greatest lawyers in The United Kingdom are even as I write disputing the very laws that we live under ! The situation in Westminster is a disgrace - but the situation in Y Senedd is no better : we could have a modern political system but instead we accept Devolution : it is nothing but a trojan horse full of nonsense.
" Y Repwblic " is the biggest Welsh political website - possibly the biggest of all British political websites - but as Internationalists and Pacifists the larger part of our audience is overseas ( apparently fascinated by the fact that Welsh " White " Republican writers such as Richard Price and David Williams were very important internationally in the 18c.) It is a fact that the ideas necessary to fix the problems caused by Devolution are to be found in Republicanism which is all about how to design successful political systems. We need to get Republicanism back into The Public Discourse : I know that you do not like my political stances - but surely The Western Mail could invite the political academics in the various university colleges in Wales to explain the issues clearly in a series of essays ?
Please become " The National Newspaper of Wales " and make restoring The Public Discourse your business - not mine !
dai repwblic = Dai Saw = David B Lawrence = administrator of http://repwblic.informe.com = repwblic@
I know that you know my address but please do not publish it : I was threatened with a fire-bombing three weeks ago.
You do realise that in continuing to libel me from 2012 onwards you have put my life at risk by encouraging such nutters ?
I am too poor to sue you - you surely know - but a note on this page to disassociate me from Balchder might save my life.
Brexit day in the Supreme Court ... The judges will hear the government's appeal against last month's High Court ruling which stated that Parliament's consent was needed before the official Article 50 Brexit process could begin. ... The BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman has been examining the main points of law that will be contested and the two sides' likely arguments over issues such as prerogative powers and parliamentary sovereignty. ... Given the legal and political magnitude of the issue at stake, we should not be surprised that the justices may want as much time as possible to deliberate and reach a definitive conclusion. But what happens if they don't? ... Clive Coleman says there is a "slim chance" that they may decide to refer the case to the European Court of Justice for clarification which, he adds, would be a "bitter irony" given the case resolves around the supremacy of Parliament and the laws that it passes. ...
... The legal challenge to the government has been brought, among others, by investment manager Gina Miller. ... The government's legal team will be led by its chief law officer, Attorney General and Conservative MP Jeremy Wright. Ms Miller's legal team is headed by the historian and crossbench peer Lord Pannick ... Two separate but connected Brexit cases brought by Northern Irish campaigners are also being heard at the same time. ... The Scottish and Welsh governments are both intervening in the case to establish key points of constitutional principle which will have an impact on their future relationship with the UK government and Parliament. ... Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will seek to amend Article 50, before the court case to decide whether it needs to be brought in front of parliament has even taken place. ... There are reports of a police presence, as well as supporters from both sides of the argument turning out for the case. ... "The world's press, the public queuing up, demonstrators dressed as judges, the atmosphere is quite extraordinary." ...
... The UK government dismisses as "tortuous" the counsel general's argument that triggering Brexit without consulting MPs would undermine devolution. ... Scotland's Brexit secretary insists it is "right and proper" that the Scottish government is heard during a landmark legal hearing on Brexit. ... Gina Miller has arrived at the Supreme Court for Monday's hearing. Writing in the Guardian earlier, the finance manager said the hostile coverage she had received over her legal challenge meant she could no longer travel on public transport, work in her office, or even spend a normal weekend with her family. She suggested that some people had even incited violence against her. ... I don’t go anywhere – it has been a complete poisoned chalice." ... Ms Miller, who has previously said she has received death threats, insisted that her actions were borne out of her desire to uphold parliamentary sovereignty rather than thwart the referendum decision. ... We would be undoing 400 years of democracy and sovereignty if the government were allowed to use this royal prerogative." ...
... Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: "We accept people in Wales decided to leave. It's the how now. The incompetence and rudderlessness that we see from the Tories in Westminster the lack of a plan, the incoherence ... there are grave dangers for Wales." ... [ SO I FORWARDED THAT EMAIL TO LEANNE ]
Supreme Court Brexit case: 'No need' for MPs to get final say
At the start of the hearing, Supreme Court president Lord Neuberger said the justices were aware of the public interest in the case and the "strong feelings associated with the many wider political questions surrounding the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union". ... But he added: "This appeal is concerned with legal issues, and, as judges, our duty is to consider those issues impartially, and to decide the case according to the law." ... He also said some of the people involved in the case had received "threats of serious violence and unpleasant abuse in emails and other electronic communications", warning anyone that such behaviour "undermines the rule of law".