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.

The Common Law Right to Travel in detail

The Common Law Right to Travel in detail

Many people asked me NOT to write this, however I’ve come to the opinion that it’s time this issue was examined in detail and the case law you’ll need, should you get into trouble exercising your ‘Right To Travel’, more fully explained.

Some of this information is readily available elsewhere, but the court cases the information was lifted from is not there, as often this kind of information is pushed around the internet without any real examination of the facts. To that end I’ve taken it upon myself to elaborate further and show you where you can find a wealth (literally!) of legal information for FREE.

Many people will have seen various videos on YouTube and elsewhere, regarding this issue. But precious few will have explained to you where you can get the ‘legal’ information you might need, especially if you want to avoid some time courtesy of Her Majesty’s Bed and Breakfast establishment’s scattered around the country!

I was influenced a very long time ago, by stories then circulating amongst friends of mine in the USA, about Charlie Sprinkle. More on Charlie can be found on my blog HERE Charlie has, sadly, passed away since I wrote that piece and I now feel I owe him a debt of gratitude for reminding me that, it’s often humble people from ordinary backgrounds that can affect the greatest change. So this article is inspired by Charlie Sprinkle.

Now, although this is dedicated to that great Californian champion, this article is aimed squarely at those people residing in the UK. Although, you can cite case law in a defence (and academic opinion) from almost anywhere.

The sources used for this piece include:- (British and Irish Legal Information Institute, a reference for many solicitors and law professionals in the UK), look up case law from almost anywhere in the world. Open to use by members of the public FREE. (the Governments’ own web site covering legal the full content of ‘statutes’ and ‘Acts’), covers legislation for Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Also FREE to use and extremely useful. I use it almost daily.

Halsburys Laws of England is another essential component in our quest for TRUTH, curently edited by Baron Mackay of Clashfern a Scot.

I urge you always to do your own research and the best place to start is by searching the database of Halsbury’s Laws of England here

The House of Lords, the UK parliament web site and many other sources (including YouTube) are useful too and these formed part of my overall research.

I will give you the exact case law, which you can then verify for yourselves that what I’ve put here is truthful.

Charlie Sprinkle’s entire court action is also available on-line, should my American friends wish to step-by-step follow his example, which is truly remarkable. See my earlier piece on Charlie and watch some videos of Charlie describing the process he used  HERE

Firstly, the case law you need to to study (in date order), are these:-

R v Donovan [1934] 2 KB 498 at 507, [1934] All ER Rep 207 at 210. In delivering the judgement of the Court of Criminal Appeal Swift J, said:-

“If an act is unlawful in the sense of being in itself a criminal act, it is plain that it cannot be rendered lawful because the person to whose detriment it is done consents to it. No person can license another to commit a crime.”

Justice Swift is telling us that, driving without government documents such as licences, MOT’s etc., cannot be ‘of itself criminal’, as the government licences these acts and therefore they cannot be criminal.

This is still a leading case, as can be seen from this document which can be found on The House of Lords’ website:

Ex parte Lewis (1888) 21 Q.B.D. 191 Wills J. said in regard to public right of passage:-

“The only ‘dedication’ in the legal sense that we are aware of is that of a public right of passage, of which the legal description is a ‘right for all Her Majesty’s subjects at all seasons of the year freely and at their will to pass and re-pass without let or hindrance.’ ”


This makes the point that you can travel freely and that you can pass without ‘let’ (to hinder or stand in the way of)  or ‘hindrance’ (obstruction). The phrase ‘without let or hindrance’, meaning, without impediment, something that is free to progress.

Read the whole piece in the context of the case at the House of Lords:

It’s often interesting to look up some of the other case law cited in a judgement too.

DPP v. Jones and Another [1999] Lord Irvine LC

“The law should not make unlawful what is commonplace and well accepted.”

Lord Irvine makes the point that, one day you were a farmer with a shotgun, the next you’re a criminal because you don’t have a license for it. (a license has been required since 1962). See

See this UK Parliament (House of Lords) document here for a full transcript of the case:

Interestingly, this article coincided with the News that, Khat is to become illegal in this country too (at the time of writing), so those people who have it in their possession from next week will become criminals!

These cases help our understanding of and help to define the ‘common law right to travel’ argument in the legal realm.

So there you have it, I hope that helps many people, including the Police and other law professionals themselves, as I’m sure many of then would rather be chasing/prosecuting real criminals.

Another common concern amongst many of you seems to be whether Solicitors act for you or the Courts… well this should help focus that argument and dispel another myth or two.

In the famous case of Batchelor -v- Pattison & Mackersy (1876) 3R914 which establishes that solicitors are officers of the court and owe the court various duties which can transcend duties owed to a client but generally when a counsel is employed the solicitor is bound to follow his instructions. In England the Rondel -v- Worley 1969 AC191 case established that solicitors “should not blindly follow counsel”.

This obviously has implications for questions of negligence when they arise in the context of the conduct of hearings. In the above case the client decided to sue his former solicitor in relation to his conduct of the trial claiming that his solicitor had been negligent. He advanced a human rights argument that he had been denied a fair trial because of negligence and claimed a miscarriage of justice had resulted. He did not aver that he would have been acquitted but for this negligence.

So there you have it, two myths dispelled for the price of one!

Many books on aspects of Law cost well over a £1,000 including Greens Litigation Styles and indeed ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’ which costs a not inconsiderable sum of £10,100 for the latest 5th edition (at time of writing), yes, you read that correctly! See HERE. Yet we’re told that ignorance of the law is NO DEFENCE! How can we possibly understand the law when it’s prohibitively expensive to buy such books and they’re not available in my (or your), local library for the same reason? Of course this is a deliberate attempt to keep you in that state of ‘ignorance’, so that administrative courts can unlawfully steal your debt money.

By the way Lord Halsbury was a very interesting man and I’ll finish by quoting a piece from that excellent (though expensive!) work that bears his name:-

 “It is a constitutional principle that the assent of the Queen & Parliament is prerequisite to the establishment of a Court which can operate a system of administrative law in Her Majesty’s Courts in England. This was confirmed by Lord Denning during the debates on the European Communities Amendment Bill, HL Deb 08 October 1986 vol 480 cc246-95 246 at 250: “There is our judicial system deriving from the Crown as the source and fountain of justice. No court can be set up in England, no court can exist in England, except by the authority of the Queen and Parliament. That has been so ever since the Bill of Rights.”


So, even if you do get dragged to court over ‘alleged’  council tax, parking fines etc., you now know that administrative courts are unconstitutional and have no constitutional authority derived from parliament. They’re businesses, pure and simple. Don’t play their game.

I will be writing more on the contents of ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’ soon, especially an in depth look at why there is NO authority for administrative courts in this country and no Act can be passed to legitimise them because of the constitutional restraints placed upon her Majesty at Her coronation (touched on in the above quote). Which means they can’t pursue you for Council Tax etc. I’ve stated many times, all taxes are voluntary! More on that coming soon, so look back.

In closing this article, you might want an understanding of the rules of OSCOLA (a guide to understanding and presenting/citing case law etc), by downloading the pdf quick guide HERE or a more in depth guide HERE

My end quote for this article is by LORD HALSBURY, HARDINGE STANLEY GIFFARD British statesman (1823 – 1921)

“My Lords, I have more than once had occasion to say that in construing a statute I believe the worst person to construe it is the person who is responsible for its draft.”
– 1902 Appeal Cases (p. 477)


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I’ve had hundreds of emails from all over the world on the subject of WHAT IS MONEY?, and if we don’t have ‘legal tender’ what do we have? Well, the answer is very easy to understand once you learn a little history, however to spare you from that, I’ve decided to try and simplify it more by referring you to a YouTube video I came across recently in my research on another subject. What makes this a little more unusual for both YouTube and my own departure from ‘credible’ sources, is that’s it’s by a Member of the European Parliament here in the UK, who is telling you the truth for once!

Now that’s amazing enough, but the video is right up there with Paul Grignon and others whom I admire greatly, so this could be an MEP to actually vote for! Wow! Someone I could actually vote for, I never thought I would hear myself say that again!

Here’s the video, the speaker is Godfrey Bloom MEP (UKIP) Look at more Videos of him HERE on YouTube.

This video is called: Money-printing scam at taxpayer expense – Godfrey Bloom MEP

He’s so good I’ve decided to add another one for you…

This video is called: Why the whole banking system is a scam – Godfrey Bloom MEP

This blog post was written in response to replies from an earlier post HERE on LEGAL TENDER ISSUES AFFECTING SCOTLAND

If you’re new to my blog I always like to finish on a quote and in honour of this startling piece on honest politicians, I think you’ll find the end quote quite apposite! Call it the politicians quote, for it comes from one of the true greats of politics.

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to 
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” 
― Abraham Lincoln





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





I attended the BRITISH CONSTITUTION GROUP’S , Annual Conference in Stoke-on-Trent at the Week-End, it was heartening to see this event so well attended (several hundred people), I also got the opportunity whilst I was there, to meet many like-minded people from all over the UK and indeed elsewhere. It was particularly good to meet Roger Hayes, having only spoken to him on the phone previously. Rogers story is an amazing read and you will find much about him on YouTube and elsewhere. But, I urge you to watch his videos on the BCG web site HERE to get an understanding of his work and that of the LAWFUL BANK – SEE HERE

I also met many other interesting people, including members of the TPUC.ORG – SEE HERE and fellow sovereigns from Aberdeen, who were telling me they put their own understanding of Common Law into practise in the courts of Aberdeen.

My primary reason for attending the Conference was to become more involved with the Magna Carta 2015 group and the Committee of 100, in order to become much more of an activist generally (!) and to help affect the change we all so desperately want.

I’d also like to mention the UKColumn and  Lawful Rebellion, as, many people often ask where else they can look for information on the more practical side of being a sovereign man or woman. So, hope that information helps you all. See my other posts and the RSS Feeds at the right (or below if you’re using a Smart Phone), for more specialised help and many other links to resources.

Like I said, a great few days and a great meeting of many minds!

Please check out the links above and watch out for more on this subject very soon.

Special thanks to Allan, Stephen, Neil and the lads from Aberdeen (you all know who you are;-), for a great week-end. I look forward to working with you all more in the coming months and years.

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” Buddha



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


I would urge many of you to watch RT (Russia Today), for a wider view on News and Financial issues. Stop watching the UK mainstream News Channels and learn what’s really going on in the world.

Also, take a look at UKCOLUMN Here for more on NEWS that you’ll want to watch and where you’ll learn much that, could possibly save you more than money!

Scottish Sovereigns Here also have a packed schedule covering a whole host of issues that, if you follow Common Law subjects, then you’ll enjoy their web and net radio.

Please also consider donating something to the last two mentioned above, as much work and research goes into producing these sites and you will genuinely learn much to your advantage.

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

‘This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.’ 
Abraham Lincoln



Your remedy is in the law

I was in the middle of preparing a new post when this letter was brought to my attention and so for all my US friends who’re working very hard over there to help others in difficult circumstances, here’s a useful resource that you may not have come across before

I was sent the links and the letter US-CITIZENS-LETTER by a regular correspondent
which was originally part of a discussion on the forum for the above site I believe the letter is a MUST read if you live in the USA, the State of Iowa or Michigan particularly.

This may help many of you in the US, although, as always I will try to offer (at least) links to other resources – if I can’t help you myself. Please note though, I get over 300 emails a DAY from all over the World, from people whom are in some kind of difficulty.

I’m looking at methods of automating this task in future, so that you will get an instant general response (with many links to resources), and where further assistance may be required (at my discretion) I will respond further in person.

However, get a greater understanding of law yourselves by not only reading the many links to articles on common law matters Worldwide that, I’ve put throughout this site, but take some time to check the authorities and case-law presented to you throughout this blog at, the British and Irish Legal Information Institute or  (which is an excellent resource in that regard), covers World Law not just British and Irish Law. This will help give you greater confidence in dealing with the many and various legal (and of course lawful!) issues that, we all (as people of this planet) must address from time-to-time.

More soon. 😉 Thanks for reading

“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” – Justice of the Supreme Court, William O. Douglas

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!