The Lisbon Treaty, in Protocol 30, after a lengthy preamble, lists the UK's exclusion from the Charter that negates all Common Law as follows:
1. The Charter does not extend the ability of the Court of Justice of the European Union, or any court or tribunal of Poland or of the United Kingdom, to find that the laws, regulations or
administrative provisions, practices or action of Poland or of the United Kingdom are inconsistent with the fundamental rights, freedoms and principles that it reaffirms.
2. In particular, and for the avoidance of doubt, nothing in Title IV of the Charter creates
justiciable rights applicable to Poland or the United Kingdom except in so far as Poland or the
United Kingdom has provided for such rights in its national law.
To the extent that a provision of the Charter refers to national laws and practices, it shall only apply to Poland or the United Kingdom to the extent that the rights or principles that it contains are recognised in the law or practices of Poland or of the United Kingdom.
No one human being can assert rights for another. Two human beings will always disagree as to the exact nature of, and priorities for, their individual rights as they perceive them.
Worse is a group of human beings asserting rights for others, as they should not have the power so to do. If they seek to assert such rights for others they are in danger of acting as bullying tyrants, for no man can determine another's best interests.
Human societies may jointly decide certain acts are against the best interests of their community and declare such as criminal acts and set punishments by democratic consent, but all that is not thus prohibited is permitted.
The EU Charter of Fundamental R****s, especially as it has not been given authority by any kind of democratic process, is an affront to humanity and MUST be rejected by anyone with any belief in individual human rights and liberties.
The Treaty of Lisbon, in incorporating this Charter, by that fact alone, should be rejected across Europe. If the people of Europe grant these unelected self-servers the illusion they have the power to bestow such all encompassing matters to their fellow humankind, then the obvious conclusion, must be, that they have the similar POWER to withdraw them!
There are of course many other reasons why such a Treaty should never be brought into effect, (frequently and repeatedly detailed on this blog).
Labels: Charter of Fundamental Rights, Lisbon Treaty