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by Richard
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: Brexit and the current position

Parliamentary sovereignty is the most important part of the UK constitution.
It makes Parliament the supreme legal authority in the UK, which can create or end any law. Generally, the courts cannot overrule its legislation.
The constitution is statute law.
by Richard
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: Brexit and the current position

Considerable parliamentary time and effort goes into the scrutinising of the government of the day and governments are therefore, to all intents, considered separate entities. If governments had no powers or legitimacy, distinct from parliament as a whole, then why not let parliament alone make deci...
by Richard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: African Night 5th October
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: African Night 5th October

Asylum seekers are not allowed to claim benefits or work in the UK. If they are destitute and have no other means of supporting themselves, they can apply to receive asylum support. This is set at around £5.39 per day. When a person is given refugee status, they have just 28 days to find accommodati...
by Richard
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: Brexit and the current position

Where does power lie in this troubled kingdom? That may sound like a quote from Shakespeare's Henry III but it applies today. It lies somewhere between the Law Courts, Downing Street and Parliament. A Court battle has to decide this time. The historian D, Starkey summed it up well: The intended brea...
by Richard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: African Night 5th October
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: African Night 5th October

I feel sorry for people affected by the killing tribes of Africa but unfortunately magic, superstition and witchcraft seem to rule the roost and of course politics and tribal chief warfare will manipulate local fears and beliefs which are totally beyond our control.
by Richard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: The Marina Fountain, formally the Fountain pub, caves Rd.
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: The Marina Fountain, formally the Fountain pub, caves Rd.

To find the Landlord in 1965 would probably require a trip to to the local library and a search through the street directories of that date. All I have for now is the following: https://www.hastingspubhistory.com/page38.html In 1996 'The Fountain' was renamed 'The Marina Fountain. There is another '...
by Richard
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: Brexit and the current position

The English High Court threw out Gina Miller’s legal challenge, backed by former prime minister John Major, with judges ruling the suspension of Parliament is a political decision and therefore couldn’t be decided in a court of law. But in response to a case brought by 79 cross-party of MPs, Scottis...
by Richard
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister
Replies: 93
Views: 4957

Re: Corbyn will never be Prime Minister

Of course if people are being bullied /abused /threatened online then there may be some real evidence to go on. This is difficult to 'police' in every detail however and may be adults should be a little more intelligent about what they choose to feel upset about. They can rationalise and deal with t...
by Richard
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Brexit and the current position
Replies: 39
Views: 2306

Re: Brexit and the current position

Grieve, QC., (remainer) has been instrumental in making a number of amendments handing government control over to Parliament, rather than Conservatives alone, to have the last say. In December 2017, he tabled an amendment (Amendment 7) to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill requiring any Brexit dea...
by Richard
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Fisherman's museum
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Fisherman's museum


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