It seems that after many denials Tony Blair is going to axe the
Constitution of the United Kingdom and destroy many of the safeguards of the Williamite
This was reported in the following statement in the 19th
January issue of ‘The Catholic Herald’.
Anti-Catholic laws reviewed.
The Government has announced plans to set up a human rights commission
to review a series of anti-Catholic laws, including one preventing former priests from
sitting in the House of Commons.
It is thought that the commission, which will be composed of members from
both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, will review all legislation to ensure that
British law comes within the terms of the new Human Rights Act, which came into effect in
October last year. Ministers have denied reports that they intended to rush through
legislation repealing the laws.
A spokesman for the Home Office said:
‘We are investigating a number of options on how to go forward and its
something we are looking at now. But there have been no decisions as yet.’
The call to repeal the ecclesiastical laws dating back to the Reformation,
came, following the discovery by a Labour candidate that if elected, he would be technically
barred from entering Westminster. David Cairns who is defending a safe seat in the Greenock
and Inverclyde constituency, was a Catholic priest up until 1994.
The law states that former clergymen ordained by a bishop, except those
from the Church of England following an exception made in 1870 cannot represent
Mr Cairns, 34, said: ‘I am very pleased the Government has decided to
sort this out. I have always believed it is not the business of the state to decide the
members of which religious denominations can and cannot be in the House of Commons.’
Ex-priest and former chairman of CND, Bruce Kent would certainly have been
barred from the House of Commons had he won when he stood in Oxford for Labour.
The government is hoping for cross-party support for the measure that will
also apply to a number of other mainstream Christian [?] faiths.[?]
It is not known whether the commission will also look at the Act of
Settlement which prevents Catholics from being or marrying the British monarch.
It is to be carefully noted that the European over-riding law is going to
make an excuse to attack us more and destroy the Constitution of the United Kingdom.
Already Tony Blair has bowed the knee to the Dublin Government aided by
the blackmail of the IRA murder threats and refused to have any Untied Kingdom bicentennial
celebrations of the Act of Union of Ireland with Scotland, England and Wales.
What the article does not say, is that the ban of clergy in the House of
Commons applies to the Anglican Church of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as the
Roman Catholic clerics and indeed to all clergy claiming Episcopal ordination by a diocesan
The Catholic Herald is wrong in the claims that there is an
exception for Anglican Clergy.
In fact the early expulsion of such a person in the past century was the
Official Unionist MP for West Belfast, Rev. Mr. McManaway who was a Church of Ireland
He was also expelled at the same time from his Londonderry seat in the
Stormont parliament under the same Parliamentary Disqualification Act.
Of course, all this is cunningly concealed by Rome. It has been well said,
‘When Rome is in the minority, she is like a bleating lamb; in equality, like a blood-
thirsty wolf and in the majority like a ferocious lion’.
In the rest of the UK today other than N. Ireland and Scotland she
adopts the ‘just’ stance publicly but only a fool would give any credit to her innocency or
As Rome herself, under her own canon laws, does not permit any of her
priests to serve in any parliament of other countries - even if it be a Roman Catholic
Country - it ill becomes her to denounce the civil law of a protestant majority country,
enacting the very same law.
The whole exercise is an attack on the Constitutional safeguards from
Papal interference in political affairs, by refusing a Roman Catholic monarch from being the
reigning king or queen of this realm
It is all right when Rome is in control for her to demand that she be
slavishly obeyed but she must be a law unto herself.
The king of the Vatican must be a Roman Catholic. Rome should start there
before she acts the dictator elsewhere!
She objects to whom, under law, a British monarch may not marry, but
decrees that the king of the Vatican must not marry anyone - Roman Catholic or any other
religion, and she declares that is true Christian tolerance.
The Pope recently excommunicated all other churches in the world, writing
them out as imposters and decreeing that she was the Mother Church and had no sisters. The
shadow of the inquisition still darkens the world. The Pope made his recent statement in the
new body in the Vatican which took on the work of the former Holy Office of the
The hotly tipped Irish Archbishop for the next Cardinal post has recently
refused to support the policing arrangement drawn up by the Romanist, Chris Patton, because
the murdering IRA Sinn Fein has come out against it. So much for Rome’s so called championing
of Human Rights.
‘The day’ which Sir Robert Peel, that great British statesman said
would come, ‘when we would all have to fight the battle of the Reformation over again’
has surely arrived.
With the judicious Bishop Hooker we can affirm ‘No peace with Rome
till Rome makes peace with God’