Wednesday, 5 October 2016

True Patriotism is saying when your Nation is in the wrong.

It is becoming clear that the Tories are going to use Brexit to wrap themselves 
in the Union Jack and use it to issue a new era of British Nationalism

The Telegraph claims that in her speech to the Conservative Party Conference Theresa May is to attack politicians who sneer at 'patriotic' working class voters concerned about migration.

Will she attack those who do not call foe and end to immigration or voted Remain as unpatriotic?

I doubt it.

“Just listen to the way a lot of politicians and commentators talk about the public,” Mrs May will say. “They find their patriotism distasteful, their concerns about immigration parochial, their views about crime illiberal, their attachment to their job security inconvenient. They find the fact that more than seventeen million people voted to leave the European Union simply bewildering.”
No what we object to is the use of Brexit to bring in a Right Wing Nationalist agenda  because we find it damaging to our economy but it is partially based on pure racism.

This "Patriotism"  of May is underlined  with plans for a  various of a Bill of Rights, which will replace the Human Rights Act. Now, the Conservative Party have announced plans for the British military to opt-out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).



As Tom McNeil on Left Foot forward states


This means that there will be a presumption that the ECHR does not apply in warfare,The aim is to prevent what May calls an ‘industry of vexatious claims against our soldiers. In particular, it seeks to restrict the ability of people to claim they have been subjected to certain human rights abuses by British soldiers who served in previous conflicts.The ideology behind this policy is that soldiers have gone out to risk their lives for the UK and therefore should not have to endure the stress of defending false claims that they violated other people’s rights. The proposal is potentially a vote winner because it is seen as defending the military against a society that has become too politically correct and obsessed with human rights.
 The ideology behind this policy is that soldiers have gone out to risk their lives for the UK and therefore should not have to endure the stress of defending false claims that they violated other people’s rights. The proposal is potentially a vote winner because it is seen as defending the military against a society that has become too politically correct and obsessed with human rights.

However ,,
Only days ago we saw in the press that our soldiers are being accused of committing multiple acts of torture against Iraqi men, women and children. The devil will be in the detail but, if the Conservative Party proposals hope to prevent these types of claims from being heard, they are a backwards step for our nation.When announcing this proposal the government emphasised the cost to the taxpayer in defending human rights claims against soldiers, suggesting it is a waste of our country’s money. This may well be a popular narrative, after all, who wants to waste money defending false claims? However, it is depressing that the cost of human rights can be seen as an excuse to remove the access to justice.
It is not Patriotic in condemning human rights abuses by others when saying you will protect your own combatants  from such abuses .

   

The International Criminal Court (ICC or ICCt)[ is an intergovernmental organisation and international tribunal that sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

The UK is a member of this along with an other  123 others 





The States Parties to the Rome Statute
  Party
  Party for which it has not entered into force
  Signatory that has not ratified
  Non-state party, non-signatory
It is noticeable that neither the USA  or Russia are members  and one can only wonder when the UK will withdraw claiming it is protecting us from spurious accusations?

I finish with  the words of a leaflet of the White Rose movement who were a resistance movement in Nazi Germany who were executed for distributing leaflets  opposing the regime  
The question is who were the true Patriots? the Nazi or Germans like Hans and Sophie Scholl  of the White Rose who loved their country so much, they has to oppose it rulers and that it should be defeated paying with their lives 

2 comments:

  1. The ICC is a kangaroo court which pursues a NATO agenda, read up on how it treated Milosevic.

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  2. Not sure how the three quarters of a million people in wales who voted remain could be labelled a 'metropolitan elite' or the one and a half million in scotland or the large numbers who voted remain in places like hackney and tower hamlets.

    Presumably May would have been cheering on the smithfield meat porters when they 'marched for enoch'. Let's face it pandering to bigotry is the oldest - and most scurrilous - trick in the political book. And unfortunately it continues to work.

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