CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE ON REFERENDUMS

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CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE ON REFERENDUMS
« on: May 19, 2016, 06:46:31 PM »
Strasbourg, 19 March 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW

(VENICE COMMISSION)

CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE ON REFERENDUMS

13. The situation is different in the case of referencllms, since it is legbmate for different organs Of government to convey their viewpoint in the debate for or against tt'E text put to the vote. must not abuse their position, however. In any event, use Of public fcnds for campaigning purposes must be prohibited in cyder to guarantee equality of opportunity atri the freedom of voters to form an opinion In addition. the public authorities at every level (national, regional or local), must not engage in excessive, one-sided campaigning, but show neutrality.

The Met refer us to the Electoral Commission and the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

NB see below: The ‘relevant period’ runs 28 days from 27th May to 23rd June, so our slippery and dishonest Prime Minister Cameron gets away with issuing the Referendum Booklet Early, under restrictions in UK legislation, but he has broken EU code of practice rules by using public money for it.

 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/41/section/125

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

125Restriction on publication etc. of promotional material by central and local government etc.

(1)This section applies to any material which—

(a)provides general information about a referendum to which this Part applies;

(b)deals with any of the issues raised by any question on which such a referendum is being held;

(c)puts any arguments for or against any particular answer to any such question; or

(d)is designed to encourage voting at such a referendum.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), no material to which this section applies shall be published during the relevant period by or on behalf of—

(a)any Minister of the Crown, government department or local authority; or

(b)any other person or body whose expenses are defrayed wholly or mainly out of public funds or by any local authority.

(3)Subsection (2) does not apply to—

(a)material made available to persons in response to specific requests for information or to persons specifically seeking access to it;

(b)anything done by or on behalf of the Commission or a person or body designated under section 108 (designation of organisations to whom assistance is available);

(c)the publication of information relating to the holding of the poll; or

(d)the issue of press notices;

and subsection (2)(b) shall not be taken as applying to the British Broadcasting Corporation or Sianel Pedwar Cymru.

(4)In this section—

(a)“publish” means make available to the public at large, or any section of the public, in whatever form and by whatever means (and “publication” shall be construed accordingly);

(b)“the relevant period”, in relation to a referendum, means the period of 28 days ending with the date of the poll.


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C1S. 125 applied (23.7.2004) by The Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1962), art. 7(1), Sch. 3 Pt. 1

Commencement Information


I1S. 125 wholly in force at 16.2.2001; s. 125 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 163(2); s. 125 in force at 16.2.2001 by S.I. 2001/222, art. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. I (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 Pt. II)



 


From: Bob&Jane

Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:48 AM

To: Jane Birkby

Subject: Ltr to Met Police on Referendum booklet

 

Sent today 27th April recorded delivery enclosing; Ltr to Cameron and copy of EU Code of Practice.

 

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

New Scotland Yard

10 Broadway

London

SW1H0BG

                                                                                          26th April 2016

Ref: Government's EU mailshot

 

Sir,

I have written to the Prime Minister (copy letter enclosed), and am appalled that

David Cameron is spending £9,000 000 on a mailshot to persuade the British public

that the EU is beneficial to us as a country. This mailshot is an attempt to frighten the

general public into voting to stay in the European super state. Our membership of the

EU is contrary to this ancient kingdom's common and constitutional law.

The EU has so far cost us most of our ability to produce the goods we need and the

nation’s ability to feed itself, by its draconian and entirely contrary to common sense

regulations, which has cost us the best part of our milk producing industry, and

stopped our farmers growing, making us dependent on other countries for essential

foods.

The loss of our fishing grounds has decimated our fishing industry so that the bulk of

fish caught in our waters we have to buy back from the EU.

Add to that the amount of tax payers' money given to the EU for no benefit to our

infrastructure. Our roads are falling apart, our hospitals are starved of cash, causing

the deaths of Her Majesty’s subjects. The cuts to policing you will be all too familiar

with. The resultant loss of efficiency in the police service and a loss of the ability of

the police to effectively police this kingdom's streets allowing whether you admit it or

not, no go areas, even for our police.

The information in this mailshot is demonstrably untrue and is known to be untrue by

government, who for the most part are a collection of overgrown school boys with too

much money and not enough brain.

To so destroy our ability to feed our population, making us dependent on other

countries for our food, is a definition of treason.

To so destroy our industrial base so we are no longer able to produce the goods the

kingdom needs to function properly - this is a definition of treason.

To so degrade the kingdom's armed forces to such an extent they are no longer able to

defend the kingdom, is a definition of treason.

Since this kingdom was taken treasonably by Edward Heath's government into the

EEC, knowing they were surrendering this Kingdom to domination of a foreign

2.

power, their actions were contrary to the 1559 Act of Supremacy, the 1689 Bill of

Rights, the Custom of England to govern ourselves and English Common Law.

The leaflet

Page 1

The assertions made on this page are a straight lie. Various European leaders have

said David Cameron will not get his demands.

Page 3

The very first statement that the EU is our biggest trading partner with the EU buying

44% of our goods ignores completely the fact we buy more from them. It also ignores

the fact 56% of our sales are outside the EU. The government's statement is meant to

mislead and scare Her Majesty's subjects.

Page 5

This is pure scare tactics threatening higher prices when there is no hard evidence that

will be the effect of living outside the EU.

Page 5

The only effect of leaving the EU on travel would be a greater use of passports. The

cost of travel was brought down not by the EU but by the arrival of low cost airlines.

Page 5

Health care: This is not some great panacea. If you travel overseas you take out travel

insurance which covers any medical bills. This is another scare tactic.

Page 7

Another scare tactic: leaving the EU will create years of uncertainty. There is not one

shred of evidence to support this statement. What it will do is ensure our fishing

grounds come back, making work for our fishing industry. The RN fishery protection

vessels can protect our waters from foreign fishing boats instead of harassing UK

registered boats on EU orders.

No other country has managed to secure significant access to the single market is a

straight lie. Other countries do have trading arrangements with the EU whilst

remaining outside the EU. Norway is a case in point

Page 9

Immigration and security. This is another straight lie. Islamic immigration into the

EU has resulted in a massive increase in rape and sexual assault across the mainland

EU. The European police forces are having to deal with massive civil unrest from

Islamic immigrants. This has resulted in the police losing control of parts of their own

cities with a resultant increase in the indigenous population reacting noisily and in

3.

many cases, violently. If this leaflet goes unchallenged this is what government will

bring into this kingdom.

Page 11

This page is total bilge. It is designed to give a feel good factor to mislead Her

Majesty's subjects.

Page 13

is again using the scare factor re job protection. Every page of this leaflet constitutes a

clear false instrument.

The whole document is contrary to EU rules i.e. the European (Venice) Commission

Strasbourg 19 March 2007 “Code of Good Practice on Referendums” full copy

enclosed:  Quote: “the use of public funds for campaigning purposes must be

prohibited in order to guarantee equality of opportunity and the freedom of voters to

form an opinion. In addition, the public authorities at every level (national, regional

or local), must not engage in excessive, one-sided campaigning, but show neutrality.”

The Prime Minister also allowed a foreign leader, Barack Obama, to give his biased

and scaremongering views; a clear interference in the neutrality of the referendum.

I am submitting a formal allegation against David Cameron, Her Majesty's Prime

Minister, as the Minister responsible for this leaflet of issuing a false instrument

contrary to sec 1 of the 1981 counterfeiting and Forgery Act and sec 8 of the above

act.

As Her Majesty's Prime Minister, David Cameron is in a position of trust. He is

responsible to Her Majesty and her Majesty's subjects for the proper dispersement of

the monies raised by taxes. I am making a formal allegation of fraudulent

misappropriation of £9,000 000 of tax payers' money to pay for the issue of a false

instrument by abuse of his position contrary to sec 4 of the 2006 Fraud Act.

I require a major crime book number in relation to the above allegations.

Respectfully submitted

English Constitution Group

Mrs Jane Birkby         

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