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LEAVE WINS (ENGLAND VOTES TO LEAVE BUT OTHER NATIONS IN THE UK VOTE TO REMAIN)

The English Democrats delightedly welcome the result of the EU referendum as the majority of the People across the whole of the United Kingdom have democratically voted for the sensible option of leaving the EU.  We especially welcome the result in England. In England the turnout was 73%, the highest of the 4 countries in UK and England has voted by 53.4% to leave the EU.

It is now incumbent upon David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin the process of disengagement from the EU.  If, despite the result of the EU referendum, he is not prepared to do so then he should resign forthwith and not wait until October.

The important thing is that the democratic vote of the People should be honoured without reservation.

The English Democrats now call for those parts of the United Kingdom, namely Scotland and Northern Ireland whom have voted to Remain to have the democratic Will of that Nation and Province also honoured.

Under the current uneven Devolution arrangements the UK’s membership of the EU is a ‘reserved matter’ which means that has to be decided by Government of the United Kingdom, not by the devolved assemblies or parliaments.

The English Democrats support the right of the Nation and Province which voted to Remain to do so.  We therefore call upon the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to not only to activate Article 50, but to negotiate to enable the Remain voting Nation and Province to Remain within the EU whilst England and Wales leaves.

Robin Tilbrook, the Chairman of the English Democrats said:-  “I am delighted with the result of the EU referendum vote but concerned that David Cameron and his clique will now try to subvert the democratically expressed Will of the English People and of the Welsh People.”

Robin continued:- “As a democrat I am also calling for the democratic Will of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Peoples be fully honoured without reservation and that their Will to Leave or to Remain should be honoured.”

“For the English Democrats it is very clear that the United Kingdom is now dead. It is no longer possible to argue that Britain speaks with one voice. We will work to ensure that the will of the people of England is carried out. We believe in England not Britain.”

Robin Tilbrook

Chairman

English Democrats

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EngLeave.eu – watch “Brexit the Movie” to get England out of the European Union !

EngLeave.eu – watch “Brexit the Movie” to get England out of the European Union !

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Make St George’s day a bank holiday

CEP-2016-TOUR

Our friends over at SaintGeorgesDay.org have asked us to help publicise their trip around England promoting Saint Georges Day.

Press Release 13th April 2016

Make St Georges day a bank holiday

Starting on Saturday the 16th April for 8 days, a Banner vehicle will be travelling around England reminding everyone to celebrate St George’s Day.

It will finish on the 24th April at the Stonecross parade being held in West Bromwich. Expected at the parade will be 15,000++ showing their love of community, family, St George and England. (They will parade for 2 miles).

It is about time that the British government gave the people of England another Bank Holiday as England has the lowest number of public holidays in the whole of the EU at only 8 days and the second lowest in the world

Making St George’s day a bank holiday makes commercial sense as research has shown that consumers also enjoy spending money on holiday days.

Public houses, businesses and councils should respond to this demand by launching their own events to mark England’s day of celebration.

Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for ‘Make St George’s day a Bank Holiday’ stated:

‘We believe that promoting St Georges day as a national holiday and a family day will help create a positive sense of national identity, social unity and integrate our communities. St Georges Day should be a bank holiday, as it will instill a sense of belonging, stability and acceptance of community spirited values.’

He continued

‘Our campaign challenges anyone to tell us what is wrong with celebrating English accomplishments as a nation’.

If the people of England were given a day off for St George’s Day, we would most surely see a marked rise in celebrations across England. It would be safe to say that people in England certainly welcome the idea that St George’s day should be made a bank holiday

The Government needs to understand that the people of England love the country they live in – and aren’t afraid to show it!

Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for ‘Make St George’s day a Bank Holiday’

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We will be available for interviews during the week staring 16th -24th April 2016

Contact mobile: 07980667732 or

e-mail admin@saintgeorgesday.org

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The dates, counties, towns and cities that the Banner vehicle will be travelling through:

April 16 – Medway, Kent

April 17 – Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton

April 18 – Bristol and Monmouthshire

April 19 – Chester, Liverpool

April 20 – York

April 21 – Doncaster, Leeds

April 22 – Birmingham

April 23 – St Georges Day, London

April 24 – Stonecross, St George’s Day Parade, West Bromwich 10am (speeches)

Make St Georges day a bank holiday

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Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016

Kent Police & Crime Commissioner Election Results

Kent PCC election: First Count
Candidate Party Result
Henry Bolton UKIP 73,299
David Sandru Naghi Liberal Democrat 19,601
Tristan John Osborne Labour 50,978
Gurvinder Singh Sandher Independent 26,221
Matthew Richard Scott Conservative 88,396
Steve Uncles English Democrats 8,311

 

Kent PCC election: Second Count
Candidate Party Result Total for both counts
Henry Bolton UKIP 14,679 87,978
Matthew Richard Scott Conservative 16,162 104,558

 

The English Democrats are pleased to announce that Steve Uncles, South East Area Chairman, is our Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Kent in the 2016 elections.

The Police and Crime Commissioners replaced the previous largely ineffective and anonymous Police Authorities with a Directly Elected Commissioner with the power to hire and fire the Chief Constable and allocate the Police Force’s budget and set priority policies.

Our slogan for this election will be ‘English Democrats –“MORE POLICE – CATCHING CRIMINALS!”‘

PCC General SUncles Protect our Culture   SUncles Protect our England

 

 

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ALL EQUAL UNDER THE LAW?

 

“We cannot sit here complacently in our red and green benches (referring to the House of Lords) while women are suffering a system which is utterly incompatible with the legal principles upon which this country is founded. If we don’t do something, we are condoning it.” Baroness Caroline Cox on Shari’a law in the UK.

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Therese Hirst - English Democrats - Bradford West Small

Therese Hirst, English Democrats prospective candidate in West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner election 2016 writes:

As I indicate below, Divorce Courts in England and Wales paved the way for the legalisation of shari’a divorce law principles, contrary to our values of justice and equality, and in opposition to our stance against the oppression of women and most vulnerable in society at large.

Ironically, whilst the Government and many opposition groups were preparing to rail-road through changes to the Equality Bill to ensure the ‘rights’ of gay and lesbian couples to marry, and feminist MP’s like Harriett Harman, role their sleeves up, bang on tables, and shout from the rooftops about the imbalance of women in positions of power on the boards of many of the top UK companies, these same, so-called, champions of equal rights and the rights of women remain silent and do nothing to protect the thousands of vulnerable Muslim women who suffer, quietly forgotten, and down-trodden by male dominated – many illegal – shari’a law courts which decide on matters such as domestic violence, child custody, division of property and inheritance rights – and seemingly at the time to be completely abandoned by our civil and criminal courts – should a recent High Court ruling have left the door wide open to a two-tier legal system.

It seems that these very same people who claim to be the champions of equality and women’s rights are quite prepared to put themselves in opposition to religious beliefs and practices when it comes to those held by Christianity – a faith upon which these values owe their very foundation – but cannot find themselves extending these same principles or expressing the same ‘righteous’ indignation to minority religious groups: The legalisation of same sex marriages (which, in my opinion, discriminates against co-habiting hetero-sexual couples) – being the most recent in a string of attacks on the Christian faith.

If one is completely honest about this, the reason why this must inevitably be the case, is due to decades of brain-washing by the governing elite that multiculturalism is the only true protector of the rights of minority groups within society. Blinded by a misconceived belief that all cultures are equal and deserving of respect, they find themselves handcuffed and unable to challenge true injustice and true inequality. This is perhaps the tragedy of our times.

And of course, another reason is the simple fact that many MP’s owe their seats in Parliament to the growing force of the Muslim vote, and who would bite the hand that feeds it?

Yet Baroness Cox, a sometimes controversial and outspoken member of the House of Lords, however, is one of the few voices in public office who is prepared to speak out against the encroachment of shari’a law courts in family and criminal matters and is recently quoted as saying, “…many [Muslim] women live in fear, so intimidated by family and community that they dare not speak out or ask for help.”

In October 2012 the independent-minded, Cross Bench peer saw the second reading of her Bill – ‘The Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality Bill)’, which would have settled the debate on, what is arguably, one of the most important issues of our time – the place of Shari’a law in our legal system – “not heard due to lack of parliamentary time!”

Writing in the Spectator at the time, Douglas Murray described the debate as being the stark choice on “whether this country will make a stand on the principle of ‘one law for all’ or whether competing laws will be allowed to operate unchallenged by a timid government and weak legal system”. Regrettably, they chose the latter.

Our legislature gave its answer when the Bill was first defeated and not long afterwards our family law courts spoke with the same deafening silence. A High Court ruling opened the way for divorce matters to be settled by Shari’a and other religious courts. A family law judge decided to refer a divorce dispute to be settled under, Jewish Rabbinical law – Beth Din – making it a landmark legal decision. According to Mr Justice Baker, “the outcome was in keeping with English law, whilst achieved by a process rooted in Jewish culture”.

Speaking to The Times, a spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “If it leads to the eventual acceptance of Shari’a court divorces, then Muslims will be very encouraged.”

However, whilst this legal decision may well have conformed to English divorce law principles, one needs to ask the very serious question, ‘What happens when future decisions made by recognised religious courts do not conform to English law? Who will speak out for the disadvantaged and most vulnerable in our society then?’ The answer must surely, sadly, be ‘No-one!’

Baroness Cox, however, unrelenting in her pursuit to challenge this two-tier legal system re-launched her ‘Equality Bill’ and this was passed on January 20th 2016 by the House of Lords.

So, for the time being, at least – as the Bill has to go back to the House of Commons for a Second Reading – there may be some glimmer of hope and – finally, equality under the law for each and every citizen, no matter their colour or creed or ethnic background.

Not surprisingly, the pro-Shari’a lobbyists are out in force with Mohammed Amin, Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, voicing his opposition to the Bill:

“…the Bill will achieve next to nothing. However, it will, indeed already has, upset many Muslims. Legislating it would enable non-violent extremists to paint this as the British state “criminalising Shariah.”

My message is simple – the protection of women and the ‘paramountcy’ of children as enshrined in Child Law in this country can only be achieved through the passing of this Bill, there is no real alternative. We can no longer sit back and allow women who are divorced at whim by their husbands to lose their children, left destitute or be discriminated against in other family matters. Such matters must be determined by British courts, and not by arbitrary religious, Shari’a law courts controlled by men!