From the time of the Magna Carta Britons have always had the right to appeal against unlawful arrest, and have always been afforded the right of trial by jury, but this will be lost if Britain stays in the EU.
The right to petition for a writ of habeas corpus has nonetheless long been celebrated as the most efficient safeguard of the liberty of the subject. The jurist Albert Venn Dicey wrote that the British Habeas Corpus Acts “declare no principle and define no rights, but they are for practical purposes worth a hundred constitutional articles guaranteeing individual liberty”
If you vote to remain, you will be party to killing off liberty in Britain. The Continental law that will supersede the British will have the right to detain anyone without trial for as long as they please.
The creation of the EPPO (European Public Prosecutor’s Office) will see prosecutors loyal only to Brussels stationed to Britain wielding the same powers as our own officials.
“To a free circulation of people shall correspond a free circulation of judicial decisions. This is where the principle of mutual recognition leads to a real change in the philosophy of judicial cooperation. It means that each national judicial authority must recognise decisions made by the judicial authority of another EU country with a minimum of formalities, and with very few exceptions.”
These plans to create a centralised EU prosecutor will fatally undermine Britain’s legal system and kill off the principles of trial by jury and ‘innocent until proven guilty’ which have been the fundamental rights of Britons since the Magna Carta.
We must Vote Leave on June 23 to preserve our system of law which has been at the forefront of Britain’s justice system for a thousand years and served us well.