Ed Davey– I don’t want to get involved
Yesterday was one of those days when you know that being a Libertarian is the right thing to be, and the State is an oppressive, self serving dishonest entity that has deceived the public that it is essential, and that everybody who works in it is involved in ‘frontline’ services. It also demonstrated to me that your local MP has very little power and that the House of Commons is largely derided as a seat of power capable of holding the executive to account, especially by those permanent Civil Servants who hold such positions.
The first email that came into the office yesterday was a seventeen page heartbreaking account of corporate abuse by the Police and Essex Social Services. Anna and I are actively working on this, offered contact points and the publicity that this site can bring as per some of the successful campaigns we have run to highlight cases where the mainstream press have decided they have little interest, especially now with the big event coming up next year. However real life goes on despite forthcoming Cinderella stories.
Anna will be researching the background to this and we hope to have the first post on this story soon. However what has struck me is that the man’s MP has been extremely supportive using her ‘authority’ as a member of the House of Commons, and the executive have effectively smirked and waved the proverbial finger.
As some of you may know or may care even less I am the Leader Designate of the Libertarian Party as from the 27th November 2010. Nominated by Anna and not opposed by any other candidate. (I feel like Gordon Brown, but not so shouty or telephone throwing)
Some of you may know that as a result of a commercial mugging in France in 2006 that if you are so inclined you can read all about it here and here and here, instead of issuing arrest warrants etc etc, the insanity that was and is Mandelsonia decided that it would be a jolly good idea to get Lord Digby Jones and the British Ambassador to give the French Director who carried out the fraud a glittering prize at the British Embassy in Paris, and to institute proceedings against me to have me banned for eight years as a Director of British Companies, please note the words British and Company.
Even when their ‘independent’ assessor rejected the report from the official receiver in May 2009, Mandelson still pressed ahead, this time with added forged invoices and delivery notes supplied courtesy of the French Director standing there proudly displaying his Croix De Mandelson round his neck.
Minister of Defence Liam Fox, as my MP, saw the evidence and called it a ‘scandal’ and lobbied Mandelson while in opposition to no avail. After May 2010m and now in power, Fox pressed home with the new Secretary of State Vince Cable to have the case reviewed before it came to trial. No! No! No! said the ‘responsible’ Minister Ed Davey, my officials have promised me faithfully that it is in the ‘public interest’ that proceedings should go ahead. Ed Davey had gone native within a month of gaining office – being ordered about by the officials in his department.
The Case went ahead, I compromised to avoid personal bankruptcy, the District Judge is still allowing me to be a Director of ‘British’ ‘Companies‘. The Secretary of State broke the agreement reached in Court immediately and there has since been two hearings that the Lib Dem Secretary of State failed to get involved with, despite being named as the Respondent. In September 2010 the Information Commissioner ruled in my favour that Mandelson had failed to respond to a valid Data Protection Act request to release evidence a year earlier, on the grounds that I had never been the subject of any internal correspondence (This was the same department that was seeking to have me disbarred by the way)
After discussions with the Information Commissioners Office it was agreed that I would institute proceeding under the Data Protection act to reveal Mandelsonia’s correspondence. Liam Fox’ office provided evidence that correspondence had gone into Peter’s out tray and stuff had come back, so the Department were telling a bare face lie. This application to order Mandelsonia correspondence will be heard on the 28th January 2011.
Now all of this is background to the way the State operates in its parallel Universe with a Minister ‘in charge’ which means being told what to do. Taking sanctions and preserving business probity means going after the victim and giving a prize to the person who committed both perjury and fraud.
It is entirely up to you if believe me or Mandelson over this, however that is not the interesting bit as this is just a commercial problem. It is the side effects that are interesting and show you that Vince may have the keys to 1 Victoria Street but it is the officials appointed under Mandelson that are still running the show.
Liam Fox said there was no further point writing to Ed Davey, as the officials were diverting stuff away from him, so he arranged a private meeting with the ‘responsible’ Minister. It was relayed back to me that the Minister was going to investigate what Liam Fox had called a scandal, and that I would be invited to a meeting within two weeks to make representations. Believe me, Liam Fox’s office did their level best to arrange this meeting, as late as November 4th Davey was still considering the case. Then it went deathly quiet. E-mails from Liam Fox’s office were not being returned by Ed Davey.
On Friday 12th a letter was copied to me that had been sent to the Bristol District Registry (Court) by Osborne Clarke Solicitors on behalf of the responsibe Minister, that objected to me having any role in ‘British companies’, companies registered outside of UK jurisdiction, outside of EU jurisdiction and most telling the Secretary of State objected to me being the Leader of the Libertarian Party!
Hugh Sims, Counsel for the Secretary of State, who seems to know his stuff, had already told the Court on Oct 11 that the Secretary of State had no powers over political parties; Counsels initial advice to the Libertarian Party over the weekend concurred with that of Hugh Sims. However Ed Davey has ‘decided’ that his officials ‘know best’ and he is not going to intervene. This message came yesterday by e-mail, so the meeting to resolve this out of Court is off. Net result of this – a decided difference of approach between the Conservative Fox and the Social Democrat Davey.
Over the weekend as a registered political party an email was sent to Speaker Bercow as head of the Speakers Committee under the PPER Act 2000 and Jenny Watson Chair of the Electoral Commission. Speaker Bercow has not had the courtesy to respond or acknowledge, jokingly it has been suggested that his wife has not yet made up her mind what to tell him to do a la the Woolas case. However somebody from the Electoral Commission has sent an email on behalf of Jenny Thompson failing to understand the implications and offering advice on how to notify them of a change of leadership details on a form pq/450/77/b.
So for anybody else who has not understood the implications.
If The Secretary of State succeeds in ensuring that he has me banned from being Leader of the Libertarian Party when he has no powers to do so, it creates a precedent that the Government of the day can dictate who and who is not to lead minor political parties. Not too Stalinist then.
The email from the Electoral Commission actually thinks (without thinking too much) that political parties should be subject to the same rules as commercial companies. I have told them they should go away and consult a Lawyer, because two barristers disagree with them.
The potential penalty for me for becoming leader is two years jail time, a fine and being personally responsible for the debts of the Libertarian Party. Well I intend to take up my elected position and take the consequences. So the balls in your court Ed – literally.
A party that shall remain nameless has already had its Constitution dragged through the Courts for being racist. So for the record Gerry Adams, Nick Griffin, Gordon Brown, are all ok to be leaders of party leader. I am neither advocating armed revolution, racism or incompetence , but I am to be subject to the will of Vince Cable and Ed Davey. I really don’t think that is going to happen.
Ed Davey has indicated he does not want to be involved or as he calls it ‘to intervene’. Why then are you the Minister ? It’s too late – you are personally the ‘responsible Minister’, and the Respondent. I have therefore applied for you to be summoned to Court to explain yourself under sec 8A(2) of the Act.
The sooner the Social Democrats drop the term ‘Liberal’ the better, because six months into power they have embraced Bureaucratic Socialism as their model of exercising power.
Andrew P Withers
Post Script – Since starting this post I have just been informed that the Wiltshire Police Sargent Andrews did not mean to batter a woman in custody. I could not believe my ears, the Judge obviously did not believe his own eyes. Still ‘if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear’.
The WPC who reported him must be wondering what her future is in the force after grassing up Andrews.
Post Post Script – I have just had another personal email of support from Liam Fox.