ATVOD: A Major Risk To Freedom of Speech on the Internet

ATVOD: A Major Risk To Freedom of Speech on the Internet

I received this letter from a regular contributor and felt the content was so important that I’ve decided to circulate it to all 3,016 Free The People members and on my Twitter account, which has over 300 followers, as this is a serious threat to free speech. Please circulate to everyone YOU know. Thanks.

The UK government has finally moved to directly regulate Youtube content and internet freedom of speech.

On the 2nd February 2014, the UK Column received a letter from ATVOD, the Authority for Television On Demand. ATVOD is a subsidiary of Ofcom, the UK government’s communications regulator. The ATVOD letter gave notice to the UK Column that as the result of a Statutory Instrument amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, the UK Column was required to notify ATVOD that it was running “an on demand programme service”, to pay a fee, and to submit to regulation.

ATVOD mainly chooses organisations to regulate based upon whether or not they are perceived to produce “television-like programmes”. In several television conversations between the UK Column and ATVOD, an ATVOD representative admitted that there is no fixed standard for what constitutes “television-like” video content, and that their determinations are made on purely arbitrary opinion.

When asked by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Inquiry on Media Convergence and Its Public Policy Impact on the 5th February 2013 if “[ATVOD] had trouble defining [television-like services], Ruth Evans Chairman of ATVOD replied, ”yes. It is an evolving art.”

It is on the basis of the “evolving art” statement that ATVOD’s claims of a “light regulatory burden” should be seen. At present ATVOD claims to exist in order to prevent harmful material becoming available to children and to prevent hate speech. It is clear, though, that anyone submitting to the current “light regulatory framework” joins a fluid and evolving regulatory framework with potentially draconian financial penalties. The penalties allowed for through the Communications Act 2003 amount to 5% of the regulated organisation’s turnover or £250,000, whichever is the greater amount.

Following discussion with ATVOD, the UK Column made the decision that ATVOD’s requirements would be detrimental to our freedom of speech and expression on the internet, and we would not submit to regulation by ATVOD.

ATVOD subsequently issued an “enforcement notice” giving the UK Column ten working days to comply with their demands. Having carefully considered our options, we decided to cease the activity which ATVOD describes as an “on demand television service”, and removed all UK Column video on demand content from the internet.

UK Column co-editor Brian Gerrish says, “this represents an immediate and dangerous attack on free speech on the internet and should be of massive concern to all Youtube users, as the government seems to be moving to censor individuals directly, putting them on the same regulatory footing as global corporations like the BBC and CNN. As a government agency, ATVOD’s clearly flawed working practices and their alignment to the corporate media pose a direct threat to our personal liberty and freedoms.”

UK Column co-editor Mike Robinson says, “it used to be that to produce high quality ‘studio based’ video content, the financial barrier to entry was very high. Today, with ‘television studios in a box’ costing as little as a few hundred pounds, ATVOD seems to be attempting to extend its remit to even the “one man band” producer operating out of his bedroom. This is a dangerous road to tread.”

For editors:

Further detail can be found here:

The UKColumn is a self funded voluntary community news organisation receiving no commercial advertising or sponsorship. It particularly focuses on the exposure of fraud, corruption and crime within the UK’s political and banking arena, and the interwoven stealing, trafficking and abuse of children facilitated by paedophiles at the highest level of the political and establishment society. UKColumn has been fearless in exposing the subversive activity of the political charity Common Purpose, the BBC and other major mainstream media, and has led publicity of several unique cases of child stealing and abuse by the British State. Working alongside the British Constitution Group, the UK Column has also continued to track and expose the wider subversive Westminster attack on the British Constitution and Bill of Rights – two vital foundation stones of our freedoms and liberties. UK Column has also been at the forefront of the campaign to reinstate the Bradbury Pound as our debt free national currency.

The UK Column’s Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson can be contacted by telephone on +44 1752 478050, or by email at

ATVOD is the independent co-regulator for the editorial content of UK video on demand services that fall within the new statutory definition of On Demand Programme Services.

What or who is the crown?

What or who is the crown?

Due to several court cases I’ve been involved with recently, as part of the ever-increasing amount of voluntary advocacy work I’ve undertaken (yes, voluntary, as I take no payments either in kind or through any advertising on the site), I’ve been asked that very question several times. The answer will amaze many of you and yet if you research the  matter further you will find the answer is there for all to see, but we just don’t question it.

So in an attempt to explain this interesting and little known fact (by the public at least), and to separate fact from fiction, I will give a concise explanation on ‘the crown’ and also refer you to the sources and references I used for this article.

I will be listing all my reference sources for each of my articles at the end of each feature, as a new method of encouraging my readers to research more themselves and thus have the confidence to argue their position from a better understanding of many real (and some contentious), authorities.

So, what or who is the crown? (This piece contains large parts of two article’s on this subject by two different authors that I read some years ago. I’ve since edited them together and added my own take on the matter, altering them both as a result. References to the original articles and the authors are listed below and additionally I’ve added new sources I’ve been reading recently and links in the text to the expanded original views by the respective authors of my earlier research. I’m aware that this is a departure from my own methods, but the writers of both views were already fascinating and well written and it seemed pretty pointless to write it again, as I’ve no new ‘slant’ to add).

“To the majority of people the words “Crown” and “City” in reference to London refer to the queen or the capital of England.” This is not the truth. The “City” is in fact a privately owned Corporation – or Sovereign State – occupying an irregular rectangle of 677 acres and located right in the heart of the 610 square mile ‘Greater London’ area.”  Des Griffin

As many of my own readers and followers are already aware, I believe the bankers took over the U.S. during the Roosevelt Administration (1901-1909), this is a view that’s widely held and many political and financial commentators have spoken out on the matter over the years since and many views on this turbulent period exist for your further edification, on the internet. Case law surrounding this period is also fascinating, especially with regards to the scope and depth of the deception by all those who were complicit in the betrayal of the people, by those elected to protect them!

When Rothschild front ‘J.P. Morgan’ controlled 25% of all American business, the stage was already set. In 1919, the Rothschild-dominated Bank of England planned to trick the United States into becoming a “British” colony again by joining the League of Nations. The League of the Nations, like the “British Empire”, was the bankers’ fiefdom, and this stratagem would merely formalize a colonial status which already existed. The League is in substance the Empire with America admitted on the same basis as other colonies at that time.

“Crown” refers to the owners of the Bank of England. Their identities are an official secret. According to E.C. Knuth (‘The Empire of “The City”: The Secret History of British Financial Power’ see references below), the “international financial oligarchy uses the allegoric ‘Crown’ as its symbol of power and has its headquarters in the ancient city of London… the giant Bank of England (which has no bank branches, unlike the Bank Of Scotland or Royal Bank of Scotland), a privately owned institution… is not subject to regulation by the British parliament and is in effect a sovereign world power.”

The Crown is the Inner City of London, which is an independent State in London (England) belonging to the Vatican system (who currently own It is a banking cartel which has a massive system around and beneath, which hides its true power. The City is in fact the Knights Templar Church, also known as the Crown Temple or Crown Templar, and is located between Fleet Street and Victoria Embankment. The Temple grounds are also home to the Crown Offices at Crown Office Row.

The Crown Temple controls the Global ‘Legal’ system, including those in the United States, Canada, Australia, and much more; this is because all Bar Associations are franchises of the International Bar Association at the Inns of Court at Crown Temple based at Chancery Lane in London. All Bar Associations are franchises of the Crown and all Bar Attorneys/ Barristers throughout the world pledge a solemn oath to the Temple, even though many may not be aware that this is what they are doing. Bar Association ‘licensed’ Solicitors / Barristers must keep to their Oath, Pledge and terms of allegiance to the Crown Temple if they are to be “called to the Bar” and work in the legal profession. The ruling Monarch is also subordinate to the Crown Temple, this as been so since the reign of King John in the 13th century when Royal Sovereignty was transferred to the Crown Temple and, through this, to the Roman Church. King John 1167-1216 is the key to this deception.

It was at the Chancel, or Chancery, of the Crown Inner Temple Court in January 1215 that King John was faced with the demands of the French/English Barons in England (mainly French), to confirm the rights enshrined in the Magna Carta. When he signed the Magna Carta in 1215 history records this as an event that extended human freedom, but the real effect was very different, as we shall see. The governments of the USA, Canada, Australia (and more), are subsidiaries of the Crown Temple and so is the US Central Bank the Federal Reserve, as are all Central Banks on the Planet and including the IMF World Bank.

It also has its own courts, its own laws, its own flag and its own police force, separate from the metropolitan police. City (crown/corporation) Police drive red Police cars and their uniforms are slightly different from the Metropolitan Police.

City Of London Flag
City Of London Police

Flag Of England
Metropolitan Police

It houses the privatised Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London, the London stock exchange, all British banks, the branch offices of 385 foreign banks and 70 US banks, as well as Fleet Street’s newspaper and publishing monopolies. It is also the headquarters for British Freemasonry.

It has a council of 12 members who rule the corporation under the lord mayor. The lord mayor and his/her 12 member council serve as proxies or representatives who sit-in for some of the worlds wealthiest, most powerful banking families.

When the Queen wishes to conduct business within the City, she is met by the Lord Mayor at Temple Bar where she requests permission to enter this private, sovereign state. She then proceeds into the City walking several paces behind the Mayor. Her entourage may not be clothed in anything other than service uniforms. The Queen bows to the Mayor only in the city. Outside of the city of London the Mayor bows to her.

See more on this subject HERE

The City of London is the only part of Britain over which parliament has no authority. In one respect at least the Corporation acts as the superior body: it imposes on the House of Commons a figure called the Remembrancer: an official lobbyist who sits behind the Speaker’s chair and ensures that, whatever our elected representatives might think, the City’s rights and privileges are protected.

In 1886, Andrew Carnegie wrote that, “six or seven men can plunge the nation into war without consulting Parliament at all.” Vincent Vickers, a director of the Bank of England from 1910-1919, blamed the Corporation/City for the wars of the world.

The City therefore, is not a part of England, just as Washington is not a part of the USA. The City is often referred to as the wealthiest square mile on earth, because it is!

You may want to get a view on what ‘crown dependencies’ are, see HERE for additional information on this matter see references at the end of the article.

In the nineteenth century, over 90% of the world’s trade was carried by British ships controlled by the Crown. The other ships had to pay commissions to the Crown simply for the privilege of using the world’s oceans!

The Crown reaped billions in profits while operating under the protection of the British armed forces. This was not British commerce or British wealth, but the Crown’s commerce and the Crown’s wealth. As of 1850, author Frederick Morton estimated the Rothschild fortune to be in excess of $10 billion. Today, the bonded indebtedness of the world is held by the Crown.

The aforementioned Temple Bar is the juristic arm of the Crown and holds an exclusive monopoly on global legal fraud through their Bar Association franchises. The Temple Bar is composed of four Inns of Court. They are; the Middle Temple, Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Gray’s Inn. The entry point to these closed secret societies is only to be found when one is called to their Bar.

The Bar attorneys in the United States owe their allegiance and pledge their oaths to the Crown. All Bar Associations throughout the world are signatories and franchises to the International Bar Association located at the Inns of Court of the Crown Temple.

The Inner Temple holds the legal system franchise by license that bleeds Canada and Great Britain white, while the Middle Temple has license to steal from America. To have the Declaration of Independence recognized internationally, Middle Templar King George III agreed in the Treaty of Paris of 1783 to establish the legal Crown entity of the incorporated United States, referred to internally as the Crown Temple States (Colonies). States spelled with a capital letter ‘S,’ denotes a legal entity of the Crown. Which is why in all my articles on the federal states of America, I differentiate between them with the use of capitalisation. Indeed the ens legis use of capitalisation of names is the most insidious practise of them all, as the con was harder to spot as a result of its widespread use in all manner of ‘legal’ documents.

At least five Templar Bar Attorneys under solemn oath to the Crown, signed the American Declaration of Independence. This means that both parties were agents of the Crown. There is no lawful effect when a party signs as both the first and second parties. The Declaration was simply an internal memo circulating among private members of the Crown. Most Americans believe that they own their own land, but they have merely purchased real estate by contract. Upon fulfilment of the contract, control of the land is transferred by Warranty Deed. The Warranty Deed is only a ‘colour of title.’ Colour of Title is a semblance or appearance of title, but not title in fact or in law. The Warranty Deed cannot stand against the Land Patent.

The Crown was granted Land Patents in North America by the King of England. Colonials rebelled at the usurious Crown taxes, and thus the Declaration of Independence was created to pacify the populace.

Another method used to hoodwink natural persons is enfranchisement. Those Bank or Credit cards in your wallet bearing your name spelled in all capital letters means that you have been enfranchised and have the status of a corporation. A ‘juristic personality’ has been created, and you have entered into multi-variant agreements that place you in an equity relationship with the Crown. The juristic/juridical person is now well established in law. Check out ‘juristic person’ HERE.

These invisible contracts include: birth certificates, citizenship records, employment agreements, driver’s licenses and bank accounts. It is perhaps helpful to note here that contracts do not now, nor have they ever had to be stated in writing in order to be enforceable by Scottish (or American judges). If it is written down, it is merely a written statement of the contract. Indeed in Scotland a whole contract can be implied and some terms and conditions added too!

Western colonization is widely taught in school history courses, so it need not be repeated here. One key aspect of the colonial period is generally omitted or skimmed over from the more basic history courses. This is the fact that all the Crown colonies were established on a corporate model with financial ties to the City of London – not the nation of England or Britain. The island of Britain is a crown colony, the City of London is not.

It’s no surprise that, the government controls the school curriculum, so you get taught what your supposed to believe from an early age, so that by the time you’ve reached maturity, you’ve accepted the generally held beliefs regarding our financial, legal and indeed our more general history. History belongs to the victors remember.

The directorate of the Crown, whoever they were, had no loyalty to any nation – they were, and are, devoted entirely to their philosophy which seeks absolute power over an earthly realm. For more than 250 years, the servants of the Crown brought untold wealth back from the colonies to the British Isles – for themselves: the population of the United Kingdom (English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh) received very little wealth even though they provided the tax base and the cannon fodder. Something that is particularly important to keep in mind during this week of Remembrance (when I wrote/edited this article). What did all those people who fought in these colonial  ‘wars’ really fight (and indeed die) for? How many knew their real purpose and why they were there and would they have so willingly gone if they new the real truth of their masters’ will?

The people were invaluable assets of the Crown, but they knew not what they served – and many still don’t. (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who believe they are free). Historian Jeffrey Steinberg could be referring to the US, Canada and Australia when he writes, “England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, are today little more than slave plantations and social engineering laboratories, serving the needs of the Crown/City of London. Understand that there were many dissenting voices (including those of judges, politicians and financiers), but, they were merely written out of history – at least temporarily!

So next time you’ve been hoodwinked into acting as surety or guarantor for your legal fiction name, remember who exactly your paying a parking or speeding fine to (or some other ‘charge’ for money), it’s merely court ‘business’ get it?

More soon, thanks for reading: James of the family Gillan

Some of this content came from this article by Mark Owen:

Read more on all this HERE

Other Reference sources included:-

Des Griffin – ‘Descent Into Slavery?’ This book can be purchased on Amazon HERE

E.C. Knoth – ‘The Empire of “The City”: The Secret History of British Financial Power’ This book can also be purchased on Amazon HERE

Frederick Morton  – The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty ISBN 1-56836-220-X )

Mark Owen – find him at http//  (along with a raft of adverts and other ‘fun’ stuff!)

You might also want to read these sources:-

This last reference is an interesting legal read: The Crown as Corporation – by Frederic Maitland 1901 – Law Quarterly Review 17 (1901) pp. 131-46.

My end quote for this piece comes from Benjamin Disraeli

“So you see, my dear Coningsby, that the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes”.
–Disraeli, Prime Minister of England during Queen Victoria’s reign.



In response to several emails I’ve received on this subject, where I’ve been asked if I can list the 20 point draft proposal for my written constitution and policy document, should Scotland achieve Independence, well here’s the points I will be discussing, in no particular order.

It should be remembered that, this proposal is mine, but I’m suggesting it should be yours too, feel free to suggest other ideas to widen the discussion. Anyway, here’s my thoughts on the matter for your delectation:

The Policy ideas

1. A written out Constitution explaining our lawful rights and obligations. Our constitution could be based on the Southern Irish constitution this would be taught to all our citizens in primary school and again as a fourth year subject, where it would serve them through their adult lives, after they’ve left school. Everyone should know their rights. These rights would be indefeasible rights that can’t be taken away from us or diminished by any later law.

Much of the Irish Constitution could be adopted as it stands, with a few alterations and additions to cover the systems that I would like to see us agree to.

2. Set up a Constitutional Republic this is NOT the same as a Democratic Republic.

Thomas Jefferson stated “An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.”

3. A system of law based on common-sense, real life decisions made by Judges. A common law system based on fairness and justice. An equitable system where judges and politicians and everyone who acts with our authority and can also be held to account.

The introduction of other laws, where these are conducive to the new society (which will NOT be the law society). Protection for the innocent, unborn child, abortion should not be used as a from of ‘birth control’. This would be in the Constitution.

Our ‘society’ would have a NAME and it’s own constitution, which would include an exit clause, for those people who no longer wanted to be a part of it.  The default position would be that, you were a member, but when you reach the age of 21 years of age, you could choose to stay or leave. You will be offered full disclosure (another opinion HERE) at the age of 16 years and be educated in what this means when you make contracts with people in adult life.

4. No politician shall serve more than 4 years in office. This gives more people the opportunity to be an active participant in our society, and reduces the risk of corruption by those whose sole purpose is to serve the people, not to profit from them or deceive them.

5. A political and legal #amnesty, this would be necessary, as many people have been deceived (including politicians) and they’ve been victims too of our existing political and judicial systems.

6. Referendums for all major decisions affecting changes in the systems of law etc., that we agree. This returns the power to the people at a stroke. Other checks and balances on our agreed system of law that may be necessary to ensure true justice for all.

7. Education would also be free for all, to University standard and beyond. Investment in our youth, not abandonment is vital to the future prosperity of our country. We would also immediately cancel all student debt and default on all debt notes, as this debt was obtained without full disclosure being offered to the people of Scotland.

This would wipe out our National ‘debt’ (which is mostly interest) and is keeping us all enslaved by way of punitive taxes on the poor.

8. All jobs of equal merit, and those who choose to work for the new society get four times the amount of money than those who choose not to work. This is funded by the fact that, we’ll no longer have debt notes and economic slavery, but rather, lawful money (this is money issued by a treasury that, would be set up in an Independent Scotland, with real assets like Gold and Silver, purchased by the sale of our exports, oil and gas and other wealth. Not fiat money, which is money with no intrinsic value, like we have now), and all deposits guaranteed by the full faith and credit of our Nation.

Horace Greeley wrote of the National Bank Act in 1872:

“We have stricken the shackles from 4 million human beings and brought all laborers to a common level, not so much by the elevation of the former slaves as by practically reducing the whole working population, white and black, to a condition of serfdom. While boasting of our noble deeds, we are careful to conceal the ugly fact that by our iniquitous system, we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery”

9. We would also have a period of positive migration, in order to attract the best brains from all over the world to come to Scotland and help us prosper further. The best people in the world would come in any case, as here they would be completely free.

A real free market economy created, more on this soon, as this is a topic that could take up as much space as this whole article! However the best example I’ve found to date on this can be found at the Library of Economics and Liberty HERE.

We would become a tax haven for worldwide governments, so that they too could earn interest, reducing their own debt burden. No inflation or deflation either, as we would be free from the clutches of the central banks. We would be one of the wealthiest Nations in the world!

10. Separate the church from the state, as religion should not be allowed to influence the new society directly, through the use of their wealth or power. Churches would, of course, still be allowed to influence their own followers, who would, in turn, be active participants in the new politics.

No large corporate businesses or trades unions would be allowed to have a ‘block vote’, instead everyone’s vote would be counted separately. There would be NO cash for questions scandals, because we each vote on the proposed changes ourselves. Power to the people, not corporate bodies. This would NOT be a simple majority vote, but would require a substantial majority to change something e.g. 75%. More on why this should be soon, but read Thomas Jefferson ELECTED DESPOTISM for an explanation of why this is  an important concept.

11. The care of our environment would also be a top priority and we would immediately move to abolish the #fluoridation treatments of our water and other serious environmental issues that, affect the health and well being of our people. See today’s News on Smog for example, affecting Singapore and Indonesia, should you need further convincing.

12. Infrastructure: We would embark on an immediate plan to improve our hard and soft #infrastructure, thus providing much needed jobs and other benefits to the prosperity and well being of our Nation.

13. Freedom of choice on the foods and herbs you want to eat and the method of travel you want to use and other personal freedoms. These are real freedoms, without asking for permissions (permits), or registering (begging), to use anything. With all freedoms comes responsibilities too, of course. This too will be covered in greater depth shortly.

14. Free healthcare for everyone of any age. Proper care for our most vulnerable people and real accountability for anyone who fails them.

15. Abolish our existing local councils and other quangos, move these people to more constructive work (if they want to work), where they too will get greater job satisfaction, so we can all benefit.

16. No reprisals against those who may have unwittingly taken part in the Grand Deception, this would include the Police and minor Politicians and other authority figures.

Senior politicians and Policy Enforcers who were aware of the deception, to be tried for fraud, corruption, treason and war crimes. See my main web site for all you need to know on this or indeed do your own research

17. Adoption of the UN Human Rights and much of the ECHR within our own Constitution. This is the real reason that #UKIP and the Tories want out of Europe or in the case of the Tories ‘a re-negotiation’, it’s also why many Europeans don’t understand why we’re against the #ECHR articles, as they safeguard our human rights.

18. No one shall be above the laws we make, but will be bound by the law. The Police will protect us from harm and not be the slave drivers and enforcers of the politicians. No longer will we live in a Police State.

19. Financial Institutions set up along the lines of those proposed by many historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson and many others. Move away from the centrally owned private banks to a system based on that of the North Dakota Bank in the US and other similar banking agencies. I have already commented on this in-depth HERE

20. Food: Using the #Permaculture System and other progressive, modern, safe farming techniques, we make the Farmers’ life easier and in turn give us a food system free of #pesticides that, can be grown almost anywhere. This has also been posted in an earlier article HERE, where I’ve got links to many other useful commentators on the subject.

It is important to realise that, these are merely ideas, cultivated over many years of reading opinions of many learned and enlightened people whom I’ve much admired for their insight and wisdom. However, I would be more interested to hear your own ideas. If we can collectively come up with several different suggestions and new solutions to improve our quality of life, then perhaps these can be offered to the Scottish People for their consideration and, ultimately, their approval of at least the most important of them.

If such a constitution should ever materialise, then I truly believe a period of sustained prosperity and peace could follow. We could enjoy a truly utopian dream. All from simply removing ourselves from the constraints of an interest and debt ridden banking culture that, keeps us all enslaved. Just think no more taxes, no bedroom tax, no council tax, no tax on your wages. Lawful Money and not ‘debt notes’ can truly set us all free.

Happiness, quality of life, personal well-being and personal freedom. This is what those people throughout our history have been trying to tell us was achievable, we chose not to listen, we chose to make war on others, we made a mess of our environment, we ate the cancerous foods we were told was ‘healthy’, we became like blind sheep, we were sold down the river by unscrupulous, greedy people. All because we were controlled and programmed to obey by our overlords and masters that, controlled all the systems of governance mentioned above.

You’ve now read this pre-amble, I urge you to set yourselves free, don’t be a sheep, live your life as the proverbial lion, eat the Shepard, don’t eat their grass and leap those fences that keep you constrained! Follow your own path and live life truly free from the stresses and foods that are killing us all. Don’t be an economic slave for the rest of your life, shake of your apathy it CAN happen. Yes, it CAN happen, really!

So make your voice count at the #referendum for an Independent Scotland, even if you don’t like politics (which affects everything you do), even if you don’t like voting or the SNP or you support ‘staying together’. Put your family and our future generations first, remember the heroes of Scotland’s rich cultural past, who fought for your Freedom and where you were then deprived of it, by those who sought to deceive and control us. Do not let those who died for our freedoms be forgotten, be their voice too. Choose to say YES! to a better future together, as a FREE and independent Nation, do not be a slave any longer, shake off the shackles of tyranny, be the voice for truth. Then when the chance comes to discuss a constitution or policy matters which affect us all, for real, remember what you’ve read here and insist on getting the changes we want implemented! It CAN happen, we must all vote for it, then these changes will come to pass… I will it… you must will it… you must vote for it, say YES! to it… then it will happen!

Do not allow yourself to be further deceived in the forthcoming independence debate, watch out for the ‘parcel of rogues’ (Rabbie Burns derided those members of the Parliament of Scotland who signed the Act of Union with England in 1707, comparing their treachery to the country with the tradition of martial valour and resistance commonly associated with such historic figures as Robert the Bruce and William Wallace), or ‘sold for English Gold’ should history seek to repeat itself and deprive us all of our Freedom once again. Particularly watch out for factions that would seek to grasp power away from us during the months that follow, should we succeed in our right to self-governance (that’s NOT what we have now). Freedom is more than just a word, let it guide your heart and also become your way of life. May the spirit of William Wallace whisper in your ear and stir your conscience and provoke your positive response!

More on Articles 17 and 18 soon (and indeed the others too), I intend to discuss all the articles in greater depth. But now you have my full agenda for those points up for discussion.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Friedrich Durrenmatt

“Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.”
Friedrich Durrenmatt 

Let’s get the debate started now, please re-tweet this and ‘like’ it in Facebook, widen the scope now, for failure to do so will let the treasonous elite that presently govern us, continue to control and subdue us through their corrupt systems of banking, government and law that, we are enslaved in at present.

More soon.James-Neely: Gillan




Due to the huge increase in my email inbox from all over the UK, with concerns over how to deal with these parasites. Here’s some useful information that, will serve two purposes here, firstly to inform you of those rights and secondly to alert you to some campaigning sites that you might not have come across and the legal as well as the lawful position on where you stand in the event these scum come to your door.

In a world where, thanks to the greed of our Bankers and the corruption within our highest institutions and governments with no plans for tackling this crisis, causing huge poverty almost everywhere and where these types of issues are confronted by the poor (and  sometimes the not so poor)every day, then here’s what you need to know.

First, Scotland: NO Sheriff Officer has the right to demand money or enter your home without a valid warrant. See below

Human rights and summary warrant procedure. In a case (1999),  it was successfully argued that ‘sheriff officers may not execute a summary warrant’ under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights where ‘.. they (council rate payers), are entitled to a full court hearing before diligence can be performed.’

For the rest of my UK colleagues and supporters, please check this site out HERE also check out this other site for the methods of how to raise a legal complaint against Bailiffs HERE.

This is an interesting book and very relevant to the ‘Common Law’ arguments of both Jurisdiction and colour of law. READ IT HERE

One of the most active groups in Scotland has to be HERE another campaigning web site (with lots of useful information on dealing with Sheriff Officers in Scotland) and includes updates on cases presently being pursued by their campaigners.

I’m about to start recovery action against the local Sheriff Bandits here in Falkirk, having exhausted all private legal remedies and having given them plenty of time to pay me for servicing their ‘offers’. See my video HERE for footage of me serving the final NOTICE on Alex M. Adamson LLP (a private company), operating in this area. You might be interested to know that, I’m planning on using the Governments own initiative (see HERE for rest of UK), to recover the money due to me. The irony of this move won’t be lost on many of you! See this HERE for a guide on how much to charge for late payments. If you can make use of this yourselves, can I urge you all to start making claims against these parasites using this initiative. At last a Government idea I love! Turn the tables today!

I will be in touch with all those who have written to me for advice on this subject, this week.

In the meantime check out this site HERE for all the information you’re likely to need on debt Scotland.

Till next time and once again in the words of Abraham Lincoln…

”Labour is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” 
Abraham Lincoln

Common Law Countries

I’m often asked what countries are ‘Common Law’ jurisdictions and whether this country (Scotland) is a Common Law country. The short answer is that just over a third of the world’s population (approximately 2.3 billion people) live in common law jurisdictions or in systems mixed with civil law. England where it originated in the Middle Ages,and in countries that trace their legal heritage to England as former colonies of the British Empire, including India, the United States, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Malaysia, Ghana, Australia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Cyprus, Barbados, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Namibia, Botswana, Guyana and Israel.

In the UK then England and Wales are Common Law countries along with Northern Ireland and Scotland holds the unique position of being a bi-juridical country (sometimes refered to as pluralistic), meaning it has a mixed civil and common law system (due to the Union of the Crowns in 1707) and Southern Ireland has its own written constitution.

So you can challenge any action by using common law (simply – law) in all the above jurisdictions.

See my earlier article HERE for more on this subject.

A great site for researching Court Decisions worldwide can be found at try looking up an authority or case precedent on HERE

I’ve also been asked if I could print some legal terms, and so to help people understand this more, I’ve collated some definitions below and provided links to other resources.

Useful Legal/lawful Terms and Maxims, that you will find in Common Law usage are:-

Term or Phrase             Literal Translation             Definition and use

ab initio =  from the beginning

affidavit  = he has sworn –  A formal statement of fact

corpus juris =  Body of law – The complete collection of laws of a particular jurisdiction or court.

de facto = Concerning fact –  Often used to mean something that is true in practice, but has not been officially instituted or endorsed. “For all intents and purposes.”

de jure = Concerning the law  –  Something that is established in law, whether or not it is true in general practice. C.f. de facto.

ex tunc  = From the outset – Term used in contract law to specify terms that are voided or confirmed in effect from the execution of the contract. C.f. ex nunc.

ex nunc = From now on  – Term used in contract law to specify terms that are voided or confirmed in effect only in the future and not prior to the contract, or its adjudication. C.f. ex tunc.

habeas corpus =  May you have the body –  A writ used to challenge the legality of detention. Orders the detaining party to “have the (living) body” of the detained brought before the court where the detention will be investigated.

inter alia = Among others – Used to indicate an item cited has been pulled from a larger or more complete list.

intra vires = Within the powers – Something done which requires legal authority, and the act is performed accordingly. C.f. ultra vires

prima facie  = first face – A matter that appears to be sufficiently based in the evidence as to be considered true.

res judicata =  a matter judged –  A matter that has been finally adjudicated, meaning no further appeals or legal actions by the involved parties is now possible.

stare decisis  = The decision stands. –   The obligation of a judge(s) to stand by a prior precedent.

sui juris = of his right –  Refers to one legally competent to manage his own affairs. Also spelled sui iuris.

ultra vires =  beyond the power –  An act that requires legal authority to perform, but which is done without obtaining that authority.

Nunc pro tunc is a phrase which theoretically applies to acts that are allowed to be done after the time expires.

Non Assumpsit is a Latin term which means he did not undertake. It is an archaic pleading form of a general denial in an action of assumpsit. It is a form of pleading in which the defendant claims that s/he did not undertake or promise any obligation in the manner or form set forth in the plaintiff’s complaint.

Under this plea almost every matter may be given in evidence, on the ground that as the action is founded on the contract, and the injury is the nonperformance of it, evidence which disaffirms the obligation of the contract at the time when the action was commenced goes to the gist of the action.

Without Prejudice Definition:
A reservation made on a statement that it cannot be used against in future dealings or litigation.

Without Prejudice
The basic meaning is without loss of any rights. It is a term used when two parties are in dispute, and one makes a settlement offer to the other. It puts without prejudice on its offer to make it clear that the settlement offer should not be construed as a waiver of rights. Importantly, communication marked without prejudice cannot be used in evidence in court proceedings if the attempts at settlement fail.

Many more legal terms can be found HERE

Update on Roger Hayes

Roger Hayes has now been released from prison and if there’s anybody out there with even the slightest interest in how our systems of Law are being manipulated and abused, then watch the video below now and complain to your MP about this issue.

Remember, this could be you or your Mother next!

Common Law incidents and Police failure to understand and recognise the existence of Constitutional Law

I have had cause to witness first hand recently, three serious instances of Rights abuses, by four Police Officers, four Local Authority representatives and one DEFRA representative. These abuses ranged from all the Police Officers having little or scant knowledge of the Laws and Rights I was informing them of, and all the others (including two police officers), knowing nothing about the infringements of The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Articles contained therein.

The first case was a traffic stop in Glasgow where the officers present told me there’s no such ‘law’ as Constitutional Law!!! For their (and your) benefit, I have included an extract from the Wikipedia web site on this subject below (the full article may also be read HERE), the other instance was at a Farm in Stirlingshire, where none of the people present understood any law (this will be the subject of a later article coming soon) and yet another incident yesterday – at the same Farm – where two Police Officers and two others new nothing of Constitutional Law, Common Law or European Law!!!

The second Farm incident (yesterday), included two Policy Enforcers from DEFRA (AHLA) and two Police Officers from Stirling Police, where, after I had informed them of the fact that we (a Farmer client and myself), were standing under Common Law at all times, they proceeded to inform me of the Statute they were serving ‘Notice’ of that day.

This took place at the Farmers dwelling house, where they all arrived unannounced and without any warrant. They were not expecting me to be there, so this was clearly an intimidation tactic, having four people present to serve a Notice, is bullying tactics.

Even during the exchange of my understanding of the Farmers’ Rights, I was constantly heckled from the two police officers and the female DEFRA representative who presented herself, as a Vet!. No wonder she didn’t understand the law!

The three of them, the two police officers and the women Vet (one man stood honourably quiet), attempted to shout me down and kept quoting me the Statutes and Acts they were attempting to serve ‘Notice’ of.

This placed the Farmer under considerable duress (he constantly told them he was making “no comment” and was “not going to sign for the Notice”, this too was also ignored), however, even though they were all informed repeatedly that, I was acting as his Lawfully Appointed Agent, they ignored this and asked me what my ‘legal’ qualifications were and if I was a ‘Lawyer’ (heaven forbid!), the Farmer also told them I was acting as his agent.

They then proceeded to shout to the Farmer, as though I wasn’t there (he was behind me at all times), often speaking under my arm (which was on the doorway, they were never invited in) and told me repeatedly that, I couldn’t act for him, unless I was a solicitor!

During this exchange the ‘VET’ informed me, “she didn’t know of the Articles I had informed her of” (The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and particularly Article 41 of that Charter), and that “she wasn’t aware that, Scotland was a Common Law country”. !!! The Police also stated this and told me …”no such laws exist”, they also threatened to arrest me for obstruction!

I politely told them that, they should understand these laws and rights themselves that, they’re supposedly enforcing every day, so how can they then not be familiar with them? I also stated that, one day, they too might be glad they studied them some more. I then went on to inform them that, Scotland became a Common Law country in 1707 at the Union of the Crowns. I further informed them of Scotland’s unique legal status as a bi-juridical country –  along with the States of Louisiana and Quebec for example. They chose to ignore all of this and stated categorically that, “I was mistaken and they would continue to serve the Notice anyway”.

The outcome of this confrontation was, that the Farmer (under duress), signed for the Notice, even though he did not want to sign it. I told him we could serve them with a ‘Notice’ ourselves later, and at least we had witnesses to this abominable abuse of several of his rights, and that all of those people involved in the serving of the NOTICE were acting criminally, and also that we could cite them all to appear at any later court hearing.

Now, whatever your opinion of the above incidents, it should be remembered that ALL of those ‘officials’ are supposedly enforcing the law, yet clearly they don’t have any knowledge of the laws they are meant to be enforcing.

Clearly there’s a failure with their training, I don’t blame the individuals themselves, the blame for this lies with their superiors, and I intend to have a meeting with the Duty Inspectors for the areas concerned, where I will take along publications from the Scottish Courts, the Scottish Parliament, the Crown Prosecution Service and copies of the European Charter, to give to all of those concerned so that, they can all see where they failed in their duty of care.

I see my own role as primarily that, of an educational one. I don’t want to tar all Police Officers and Council workers, as fascists (as some people do), if we don’t help to educate them, we, ourselves, become part of the problem and not part of the solution. This is clearly – from many recent accounts – having a positive effect in Canada, it can work here too.

An excerpt from Wikipedia on Constitutional Law and Human Rights, now follows:


Main articles: Human rights and Human rights law

Human rights or civil liberties form a crucial part of a country’s constitution and govern the rights of the individual against the state. Most jurisdictions, like the United States and France, have a codified constitution, with a bill of rights. A recent example is the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union which was intended to be included in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, that failed to be ratified. Perhaps the most important example is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under the UN Charter. These are intended to ensure basic political, social and economic standards that a nation-state, or intergovernmental body is obliged to provide to its citizens but many do include its governments.

Some countries like the United Kingdom have no entrenched document setting out fundamental rights; in those jurisdictions the constitution is composed of statutecase-law and convention. A case named Entick v. Carrington[1] is a constitutional principle deriving from the common law. John Entick‘s house was searched and ransacked by sheriff Carrington. Carrington argued that a warrant from a Government minister, the Earl of Halifax was valid authority, even though there was no statutory provision or court order for it. The court, led by Lord Camden stated that,

“The great end, for which men entered into society, was to secure their property. That right is preserved sacred and incommunicable in all instances, where it has not been taken away or abridged by some public law for the good of the whole. By the laws of England, every invasion of private property, be it ever so minute, is a trespass… If no excuse can be found or produced, the silence of the books is an authority against the defendant, and the plaintiff must have judgment.”[2]

Inspired by John Locke,[3] the fundamental constitutional principle is that the individual can do anything but that which is forbidden by law, while the state may do nothing but that which is authorized by law.

The commonwealth and the civil law jurisdictions do not share the same constitutional law underpinnings.

I also urge you to read (and understand), The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which can be found on the European Parliaments own website HERE.

The Charter is a very simple to read document, and it won’t take too long to read it in its entirety, but I promise you, it will have a long-lasting effect on everything you do in your lifetime.

By the way, Article 41 reads:-

1. Every person has the right to have his or her affairs handled impartially, fairly and within a reasonable time by the institutions and bodies of the Union.
2. This right includes:
— the right of every person to be heard, before any individual measure which would affect him or her adversely is taken;— the right of every person to have access to his or her file, while respecting the legitimate interests of confidentiality and of professional and business secrecy;— the obligation of the administration to give reasons for its decisions.
3. Every person has the right to have the Community make good any damage caused by its institutions or by its servants in the performance of their duties, in accordance with the general principles common to the laws of the Member States.
4. Every person may write to the institutions of the Union in one of the languages of the Treaties and must have an answer in the same language.

To ALL those Police Officers who think that ‘Common Law’ doesn’t exist, can I point you to the Crown Prosecution Services own website HERE for an understanding of where you’re using it every day. You might also want to check out the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Office HERE where those officers in Scotland are using it every day.  Type in ‘Common Law’ in the search bar, for a wealth of information on the subject. Remember, ignorance of the law is not a defence.

Thanks for reading this and peace to you all, please circulate this to everyone you know.

Update (19/06/2012):

I received a call this evening (19th June 2012) from a senior Police Officer at Falkirk Police (I won’t mention his rank, to prevent any blushes), having had no success in getting any opportunity to speak to a duty Inspector in person at either Stirling or Falkirk in the past few days (the two main Police Stations in this area), due to both day shift and night shift Duty Inspectors being out on ‘incidents’.

The shortened outcome of this exchange of views was that, the ‘Senior Officer’ did not understand what I was saying (pretty much word-for-word what I’ve outlined in this blog), and he was of the opinion that his officers acted correctly!

I asked if it was possible to meet with the two officers and a senior officer, to discuss the nature of the failings in Police Training. I was informed that,’ this would not happen under any circumstances’.

I will write to him (as I said to him I would do), the outcome will be posted here in due course.


Direct Personal Action Pt 1

In response to those people who have requested further information on my own direct action (or updates), then I’m pleased to bring you this, the latest chapter in the long running saga of my dealings with FALKIRK COUNCIL.

I had previously served two ‘NOTICES’ on the local Sheriff Officer here (the equivalent of Bailiffs in England), and where I have to serve one more, before I can begin my own Lawful challenge – and in the meantime have them ‘estopped’. Definition of ‘estopped’ can be found HERE. This action has since been videoed and is shown below for educational and instructional purposes, the video has also been shown to help demonstrate the process of serving a ‘Notice’ and is served on the Sheriff Officers as ‘Agent for the principle’, you could of course serve it on either party!

Due to the heavy traffic noise, I’ve used captions throughout the video.

ALEX M. ADAMSON LLP is the name of the local ‘third party interloper’ in this particular instance and in case you doubt what ‘LLP’ means or have no idea, then go to Dunn and Bradstreet’s website and look the company up. Limited Liability Partnership is what ‘LLP’ means and this also informs you that they trade as, a COMPANY, and as such make money from other people’s’ misery – unlawfully.

However, armed with the right information (available here and elsewhere), you will soon be able to have the confidence in doing this yourself (should you want to), remember I’m doing this for me, as this is my personal action, you will need to study more if you intend to do this yourself, but the principles are the same.

I deliberately chose to serve the Notices on the Sheriff Officers (rather than FALKIRK COUNCIL), to help give those of you out there interested in doing this yourselves, the confidence in doing so. Local people will recognise the building and can confirm that, this is indeed, the real place of business of the COMPANY known as, Alex M. Adamson LLP.

NB Since serving this final notice (none of which were ever rebutted/refuted), I have received a further three ‘letters’ (at the date of this blog), which I have now ‘serviced’ with a Bill for the sums agreed to in our contract for two of them – the third having only recently arrived – but, will (of course), be added with any reminder. Should this Bill not be paid within the specified time limit (very likely), then I will proceed to take action for recovery against Alex M. Adamson LLP of any unpaid sums that, by their tacit agreement and acquiescence, has become lawfully and properly due to me, then I will seek court action against them.

Read this piece HERE for more on the use of ‘Rebuttal’ etc.

Parking Tickets 3

Update from an earlier article. See HERE.

After almost exactly four months to the day, I received an ‘offer’ to pay an amount of money to East Kilbride Council for a ‘Penalty Charge Notice’, I sent it back marked ‘Return to Sender No Contract’ and further marked ‘REFUSED FOR CAUSE WITHOUT DISHONOUR WITHOUT PREJUDICE WITHOUT RECOURSE’.

I will of course keep you all updated with regards to any further ‘invites’ or ‘offers’.

Read this HERE


In response to those people who’ve requested further information regarding the UK GOVERNMENT’S ‘CORPORATE’ status, can I suggest that you research more on this matter yourselves at the public record of Parliament by visiting HANSARD.

For more on the operations of the United Kingdom Corporation, look up these references:

1 HC Deb 22 October 1940 vol 365 c942W (Mr. Craven-Ellis & Mr. Johnstone)
– HANSARD 1803–2005 ? 1940s ? 1940 ? October 1940 ? 22 October 1940 ? Written Answers (Commons)
2 HC Deb 29 July 1943 vol 391 c1819W (Mr. Barstow & Captain Waterhouse)
– HANSARD 1803–2005 ? 1940s ? 1943 ? July 1943 ? 29 July 1943 ? Written Answers (Commons)
3 HL Deb 03 May 1944 vol 131 cc616-21 (The Earl of Carlisle)
– HANSARD 1803–2005 ? 1940s ? 1944 ? May 1944 ? 3 May 1944 ? Lords Sitting
4 HL Deb 24 February 1949 vol 160 cc1168-84 (Viscount Swinton)
– HANSARD 1803–2005 ? 1940s ? 1949 ? February 1949 ? 24 February 1949 ? Lords Sitting

So, do you still think the Government has ‘never’ been a CORPORATION? Enjoy!