Part one: sovereignty

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This is a mini-series of three. Part two went up yesterday, Parts one and three, which are repostings, will go up today.

Part one: Sovereignty within the UK
Part two: The false ideas issued to press and public
Part three: The principle of prerogative

There are two documents attached to this:/span>

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmeuleg/633ii/633we02.htm
https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2016/07/08/robert-craig-triggering-article-50-does-not-require-fresh-legislation/

There are sundry other issues attached, from the ECHR to the EU itself to various other statutes which are mentioned within the body of the posts. This below is a reposting, after a bit of cleaning up, of a post from six years ago.

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The Temple Crown

Temple Bar, Holborn Bars, these and others were once literally bars (barriers). The Temple Bar marked the west boundary of the City of London on the road to Westminster and is situated where Fleet Street meets the Strand. London also had the western gates Ludgate (Lud Gate) and Newgate (New Gate).

It was exactly London’s way of doing things to get the Crown to authorize a barrier, and then firmly remind the Crown that a barrier is there, and that Westminster is not London. As time goes on, the idea disguises itself in the pageantry of welcome.

The Crown” is actually a committee of twelve to fourteen men who rule the independent sovereign state known as London or ‘The City.’ ‘The City’ is not part of England. It is not subject to the Sovereign. It is not under the rule of the British parliament. Like the Vatican in Rome, it is a separate, independent state.

Aubrey Menen wrote, in “London”, Time-Life, 1976, p. 16:

“The relation of this monarch of the City to the monarch of the realm [Queen] is curious and tells much.”

When the Queen of England goes to visit the City she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple Bar, the symbolic gate of the City. She bows and asks for permission to enter his private, sovereign State.

During such State visits

“the Lord Mayor in his robes and chain, and his entourage in medieval costume, outshines the royal party, which can dress up no further than service uniforms.”

This area we’re talking about here is known as the Crown Temple and has been known by that name or a variation of it for centuries.

Thus the Four Inns of Court to the Crown Temple use the Banking and Judicial system of the City of London – a sovereign and independent territory which is at once part of and not part of the United Kingdom, preceding the UK by some considerable time.

The Temple Bar and their Bar Association franchises come from four Inns or Temples of Court: the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln’s Inn, and Gray’s Inn. The Queen [and formerly the Queen Mother] are/were members of both the Inner Temple and Middle Temple. Gray’s Inn specializes in Taxation legalities by Rule and Code for the Crown. Lincoln’s Inn received its name from the Third Earl of Lincoln (circa 1300).

None of the Four Inns of the Temple are incorporated – you can’t make claim against a non-entity and a non-being. They are private societies without charters or statutes, their constitutions are based solely on custom and self-regulation.

While the Inner Temple holds the legal system franchise by license affecting Canada and Great Britain, it is the Middle Temple that has legal license to affect America. This comes about directly via their Bar Association franchises to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple through the Crown Temple.

The power of The City

This fact is further demonstrated by another passage from Menen’s book:

“The Prime Minister, a busy politician, is not expected to understand the mysteries of high finance, while the Chancellor of the Exchequer is only expected to understand them when he introduces the budget.

Both are advised by the permanent officials of the Treasury, and these listen to the City. If they suspect that some policy of the government will back-fire, it is of no use their calling up British ambassadors to ask if it is so; they can find out more quickly from the City.

As one ambassador said: “Diplomats are nowadays no more than office boys, and slow ones at that. The City will know. They will tell the Treasury and the Treasury will tell the Prime Minister.”Woe betide him if he does not listen.”

The most striking instance of this happened in recent history. In 1956 the then Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden… launched a war to regain the Suez Canal. It had scarcely begun when the City let it be known that in a few days he would have no more money to fight it; the Pound would collapse. He stopped the war and was turned out of office by his party.

When the Prime Minister rises to address the Lord Mayor’s banquet, he hopes that the City will put more behind him than the gold plate lavishly displayed on the sideboards.”

This is why Gordon Brown’s postulating about reining in The City was met with arched eyebrows inside The City. Either Brown understood the real situation and was politicking – a man who’d run out of money and didn’t care now what he said but who greedily saw a huge source of wealth in that small section of territory, not unlike Philip in the days of Jacques de Molay – or else he was just ignorant.

That piece of territory has a most unclear relationship to the “Crown” which we take to mean the Royal Family’s head, the Monarch but which is nothing of the sort and precedes the modern version of the monarchy by centuries. Henry VIII, Cromwell, William of Orange – all altered the relationship of the monarch to both the church and the state and its aristocracy but the Crown Temple never altered.

Sovereignty

So who has sovereignty in this country? Well, it depends what you mean by that word. If you mean nominally, then the Queen reigns over us. If you mean in terms of day to day laws, then the Prime Minister decides our fates. If you mean the country’s ability to do anything, for its elected parliament to initiate action, then The City and the Crown Temple rule.

Certainly that is so in the colonies, particularly in the U.S.A., where the Declaration of Independence was signed by five Temple men among others and the curious wording of the documents of state did not free America from Britain at all. They freed the country from the British Crown but not from the Crown Temple.

The Privy Council

Patrick O’Connor QC wrote a paper on the Privy Council, its powers and its role. The paper was launched at a meeting at Doughty Street Chambers on 26 January 2009. Click here to download a copy of the paper. Click here for a summary of the paper’s 11 conclusions.

That the Privy Council does actually have formal powers is undoubted:

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Lord Mandelson was President of the Privy Council. Here was a list of members. This meant that the Queen’s advisory body was headed by the Dark Lord, not by Gordon Brown [in 2010].

Labour tried, through a series of acts, to nobble the Lords and did a good job but still did not nobble the Privy Council, hence the who’s who on the membership list. O’Connor’s article shows the power this body actually has and that it is, like the Temple Crown, distinctly unclear in legal terms and in terms of constitutional law.

Where does that leave the people?

Nowhere.

The people did not ratify the 1213 document nor Magna Carta nor the host of Acts since then. They do, however, elect the Prime Minister and his ministers, as well as everyone else in the parliament. They do not have a legal right but do have an international legitimacy over The City, i.e. anything in common within these shores belonging to the government of the UK belongs to the people, by definition.

However, the principle of private property, which includes the deeds to your own home and car, are a legal contract and so is whatever the Temple Crown controls – it’s a private contract or a plethora of them. Not even the Monarch can come in and appropriate these, according to the Temple Crown’s own rules.

The BIS

The BIS was set up according to the same rules – immunity from state interference, right of passage without let or hindrance and the right to trade with the state which houses it as if between two parties in a contract.

The Bank of England is very much part of the regulatory body, the BIS. Therefore the money in the UK is subject to the BIS and other bodies, by contract, such as the IMF and World Bank.

The Queen is a figurehead who has little real power in terms of the way the country is run but who has immense power in terms of the legality of her position and the bodies she is part of.

The EU

Enough has been written about their formal position vis a vis the UK. They have the power, given to them by the British Parliament, i.e. Gordon Brown, to influence all aspects of peopl’e lives, from the size of your loos to how and when you can travel.

Enough on the EU for now. Suffice to say that it also is beholden to supranationals in exactly the same way as the UK. It is not the EU which is the central issue, though the theatre has us believe that.

It is the supranationals, the lending authorities who are the key.

Where do the people come in?

They don’t.

In short

The Temple Crown has surrounded itself with laws to protect itself and exclude the Monarch, the parliament and the people and attempts to take that power away have always come unstuck. This is because it was attempted by the first two and not by the third – the people.

If the people are contemplating revolution in 2016, then the Crown Temple is the first port of call, not Westminster.

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