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I. No one shall be found guilty of any criminal charge on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under UK or international law at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the offence was committed.

II. No person may be punished more than once for the same offence.

I. Every person lawfully present in the UK has freedom to move within it, and to choose where in the country to live. Every holder of a UK passport shall be entitled, subject to any law or court order, to leave the country and if a UK citizen he or she shall have the right to a passport and shall be guaranteed the right to return. Every person accepted for residence in the UK shall be afforded the opportunity to become a citizen in due course.

II. The UK will entertain asylum claims from any persons who come to or within its boundaries and claim they are refugees under the Refugee Convention 1951 and can establish they are fleeing from a country where they are, or have a well-founded fear of being, persecuted in a way that will endanger their life or that of close family members. A precondition of such a claim must be their preparedness to accept the rights and responsibilities set forth in this statute.

III. No person shall be accepted for residence status or citizenship unless he or she can understand and accept the rights in this statute and can affirm that they accept its responsibilities.

IV. Article 16 of the European Convention of Human Rights, allowing the government to impose any political restrictions on aliens despite their rights of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom from discrimination, shall not in the United Kingdom provide any authority or argument for taking these rights away from them.

I. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes the right to hold and express opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by government.

II. Practitioners of journalism shall have a right to protect their sources, subject only to overriding considerations of public interest.

III. The above rights shall be accorded especial importance in any court proceedings in which they are properly invoked.

IV. This right shall create a presumption in favour of publication, rebuttable only if the restriction sought to be placed upon it is essential in the interests of democratic society to guard against incitement to crime or to safeguard national security or to enable other citizens to stop lies being told about them, or to preserve confidential information or to protect their privacy as defined in Article 12.

V. Citizens have a right to know about the workings of their government. In addition to their rights under the Freedom of Information Act, and subject to iv) above, all Cabinet papers and other government documents shall be made available for public inspection within ten years of their creation.

VI. These rights may be invoked by media organisations on behalf of their journalists and editors, and/or on behalf of their readers, viewers or listeners.

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Malcolm Knott
August 21st, 2015
8:08 PM
eoffrey Robertson's so-called Statute of Liberty is nothing of the sort. It is a mish-mash of broadly left-wing policies written in the prose style of a social worker's training manual.

June 29th, 2015
4:06 PM
Ballox. All we need is what we have The English Bill of Rights 1689, it is immutable.

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