“Police probe far-right ‘yellow vest’ group that intimidated Anna Soubry…

Senior Met officers have studied the group’s own video, which shows them harassing the pro-Remain MP, and believe a public order offence may have been committed.”.

The Observer 23rd December 2018.

A spokesperson for the Yellow Vest Movement made the following observations about this press report.

“Senior Met officers”, particularly those employed in the Palace of Westminster, should know that British subjects have inherited a long tradition of freedom of speech in the form of “Heckling” politicians in public places:

“Politicians speaking before live audiences have less latitude to deal with hecklers. Legally, such conduct may constitute protected free speech. Strategically, coarse or belittling retorts to hecklers entail personal risk disproportionate to any gain. Some politicians, however, have been known to improvise a relevant and witty response despite these pitfalls. One acknowledged expert at this was Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister in the 1960s:...”.

This may be the first time you have been sufficiently motivated to attend a public demonstration. Whatever the cause or issue was that has most concerned you, you should know that British Subjects have a long and honourable history of public protest and that the law allows you to do so.

“ Civil liberties in the United Kingdom have a long and formative history. This is usually considered to have begun with Magna Carta of 1215, a landmark document in British constitutional history. Development of civil liberties advanced in common law and statute law in the 17th and 18th centuries, notably with the Bill of Rights 1689. During the 19th century, working-class people struggled to win the right to vote and join trade unions...”.


A new Act of Parliament now allows the recall of a Member of Parliament convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison for up to a year.

In 2017 the UK Supreme Court upheld the authority of the Bill of Rights as part of British Constitutional law which prevents Crown Officials “suspending the law or the effects of the law”.

This must include the authority of “Grand Juries”, recognised in Article 11 of the Bill of Rights, to be “duely impannelled” (set up by honest citizens) to investigate criminal acts, particularly by officials, such as MP’s and present their Judgements to The Crown to be tried by “Petit Juries” of 12.

The Bill of Rights requires that all Crown Officials swear that “ That noe Forreigne Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction Power Superiority Preeminence or Authoritie Ecclesiasticall or Spirituall within this Realme...”.

Apart from filling his or her pockets with tax payers money, are you sure that your MP is complying with the Oath of Office that they swore?

The only way to be certain is to know what law the Oath requires your MP to comply with, to prove that he knows it and to be ready give evidence against him to prosecute for misconduct in office by perjury (lying under oath) if he breaks it.

The authority of the Bill of Rights (and therefore the principles from Magna Carta which it was based upon) has been confirmed by the Courts since 2001. Here are two examples.

The “Metric Martyr” judgment (Neutral Citation Number: [2002] EWHC 195 (Admin)) identified our constitutional statutes