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Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2019, 17:48
Replies: 175
Views: 26,483
Posted By akindofmagic

In cases such as this, the perpetrators should be...

In cases such as this, the perpetrators should be facing terrorism charges and appropriate sentences. Instead they'll get a slap on the wrist. It's disgraceful.
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Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2019, 15:44
Replies: 3,327
Views: 484,225
Posted By akindofmagic

It's pretty much exactly what I predicted would...

It's pretty much exactly what I predicted would happen in the wake of the prorogation decision at the Supreme Court. We have a judiciary which now feels empowered to act in an activist manner. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2019, 08:53
Replies: 86
Views: 5,260
Posted By akindofmagic

I’m not sure what ‘disgusting sentiment’ you’re...

I’m not sure what ‘disgusting sentiment’ you’re referring to. It is a fact that surveys show that around 50% of Brits favour the restoration of the death penalty for murder. Support tends to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Oct 2019, 17:14
Replies: 86
Views: 5,260
Posted By akindofmagic

A lot of Brits are in favour of bringing back...

A lot of Brits are in favour of bringing back hanging and increasing the severity of prison sentences, both in terms of length and the conditions that those sentences are served under. Why then...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2019, 08:48
Replies: 3,327
Views: 484,225
Posted By akindofmagic

This is the interesting part of that piece....

This is the interesting part of that piece. Clearly to do so is well within the remit of the PM, and until two weeks or so ago there'd have been no question that such a political decision is not...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Oct 2019, 11:54
Replies: 12
Views: 12,259
Posted By akindofmagic

Maybe he has done so in the ELEVEN SODDING YEARS...

Maybe he has done so in the ELEVEN SODDING YEARS since this question was posted. :ugh:
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2019, 07:52
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

https://www.businessinsider.com/british-dont-think...

https://www.businessinsider.com/british-dont-think-they-are-european-2016-4?r=US&IR=T (https://www.businessinsider.com/british-dont-think-they-are-european-2016-4?r=US&IR=T)
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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2019, 07:34
Replies: 3,327
Views: 484,225
Posted By akindofmagic

You fail to explain why you think that's a bad...

You fail to explain why you think that's a bad thing.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2019, 07:24
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

A significant proportion of British people are...

A significant proportion of British people are fed up of the liberal agenda that has been pushed for the past two decades or more. There is genuine anger and frustration from both sides of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2019, 08:34
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

https://policyexchange.org.uk/publication/the-unco...

https://policyexchange.org.uk/publication/the-unconstitutionality-of-the-supreme-courts-prorogation-judgment/

As I predicted, the unprecedented constitutional change brought about by The Supreme...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2019, 07:26
Replies: 3,327
Views: 484,225
Posted By akindofmagic

Yes please. The alternative if the EU...

Yes please.

The alternative if the EU doesn't is that we stay in and do everything we can to destroy it from within. I'm sure that Mr Farage would see that as quite a good fun second prize.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 14:40
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

Once again: the issue of prorogation is decidedly...

Once again: the issue of prorogation is decidedly minor in this case. Hell...Brexit is a minor issue by comparison. This is not a matter of winning or losing.

This is THE landmark constitutional...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 14:17
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

Yet again, this is not about Brexit. The Supreme...

Yet again, this is not about Brexit. The Supreme Court said as much in its judgment. Hence we're discussing it on the UK politics thread rather than the dedicated Brexit thread. This is about a...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 14:01
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

Ultimately yes. However, such a fundamental...

Ultimately yes. However, such a fundamental change to the constitutional order will by necessity be led by lawyers. eg. through the Law Commission.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 13:43
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

I'm not sure what impact our constitution has on...

I'm not sure what impact our constitution has on someone living in the French Alps.



I don't know how it could be clearer. Once again, this isn't just my view; it's evidently the view of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 12:04
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

You are completely missing the point. The effect...

You are completely missing the point. The effect of the judgment with regard to prorogation is actually of minimal importance. Of far more importance are the wide ranging implications for the balance...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 11:06
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

This is not a Brexit issue. The actual quashing...

This is not a Brexit issue. The actual quashing of prorogation is a red herring. Of far greater importance is the constitutional impact of the decision, which dramatically expands the scope of...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 09:32
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

Yes. However, Parliament has the right to...

Yes. However, Parliament has the right to legislate on such matters. There could be a statutory basis for a maximum length of prorogation. There could be a statutory change to the legal basis for...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 09:23
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

The prorogation issue itself is a red herring...

The prorogation issue itself is a red herring here. This case has far wider constitutional implications.

With this judgment, the Supreme Court has dramatically widened the scope of judicial review...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2019, 09:00
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

The central question the Supreme Court was...

The central question the Supreme Court was determining was whether prorogation was a matter for the courts. The whole point is that the court could (and many legal commentators say should) have...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 14:33
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

Exactly this. Centuries of constitutional...

Exactly this. Centuries of constitutional convention blown away by one judgment.

The judiciary should never allow itself to be politicised; that is however the consequence, unintended or...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 14:06
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

The mere fact that nobody in the legal profession...

The mere fact that nobody in the legal profession seriously expected the judgment to be either unanimous or as emphatic as it was suggests that it is far from a silly statement. There are already...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 13:19
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

The Supreme Court has chosen to step into the...

The Supreme Court has chosen to step into the political sphere. That is why this judgment is perverse and is being described by legal scholars as an earthquake moment in the field of constitutional...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 12:18
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

This judgment will be studied for years. It is...

This judgment will be studied for years. It is THE case on Parliamentary sovereignty and the constitutional order of the UK.
I'm certain that it will be recognised by legal scholars in the years to...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2019, 10:05
Replies: 11,054
Views: 1,182,465
Posted By akindofmagic

It is a perverse judgment which is a frankly...

It is a perverse judgment which is a frankly astonishing attack on fundamental constitutional principles.
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