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Hundreds Of Council Tax Protesters Storm Courtroom In Attempt To Make Citizens' Arrest Of Judge

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http://www.dailymail...rest-judge.html

Warning: I don't think this has got anything to do with house prices.

Hundreds of protesters stormed a courtroom and attempted to make a citizens' arrest on a judge in support of a man challenging his council tax bill.

In chaotic scenes, police rescued Judge Michael Peake from the clutches of a mob and escorted him safely from the County Court in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

Officers were force to scramble over court benches to control the near riot as one protester shouted to 'seal the court'. Another sat in the judge's chair at the head of the court and declared the defendant be released.

article-1364091-0D853122000005DC-310_634x451.jpg Clash: Police pull away a protester after hundreds stormed Birkenhead county Court to make a citizens' arrest of the judge

Deafening cheers and chants could be heard from the crowd outside the courts and demonstrators used mobile phones to film arrests being made.

The protesters were from the anti-establishment British Constitution Group (BGC).

The demonstration was sparked when a prominent voice in the BCG, Roger Hayes, from Wirral, faced a bankruptcy hearing for non-payment of council tax.

Around 600 chanting demonstrators had massed around the court in support of Mr Hayes. Roads were blockaded and dozens of police officers deployed to keep order.

article-1364091-0D8530DF000005DC-745_634x415.jpg People power: Council tax protesters surround a police van outside the court

article-1364091-0D853357000005DC-945_306x271.jpg Rebellion: Roger Hayes is a prominent voice in the anti-authoritarian British Constitution Group

After exchanges between Mr Hayes and the judge, protesters watching from the public gallery charged at Mr Peake to make a civil arrest, chanting 'arrest that judge'.

A stand-off followed with several demonstrators staging a sit-down protest in front of police vehicles, refusing to let them pass. Several arrests were made and police dog-handlers called to the scene.

As he emerged from the court surrounded by his supporters, Mr Hayes said: 'The judges are breaking the law in their own courts. I asked him [Mr Peake] if he was serving under his oath of office.

'I asked three times for him to confirm this and he refused, so I civilly arrested the judge and I called upon some people in the court to assist me in this.

'[The protesters] were acting lawfully and the police should not have arrested them.'

The BCG's main aim is a rallying call for 'lawful rebellion.' Leaflets handed out by the crowd said: 'We, the British People have a right to govern ourselves.

'That right has been subjugated as a consequence of acts of treason having been committed by the collective political establishment, aided and abetted by corrupt segments of the judiciary, the police, the Church and the civil service.'

In 1997, Mr Hayes, a former member of UKIP, stood for election in Wallasey representing the Referendum Party against sitting Labour MP Angela Eagle. He polled 1,490 votes and finished fourth.

Raymond Saintclair , who organised the Birkenhead protest said: 'Today was day one. This is going to happen again and again and again. We have sent a message to this court as one nation and one voice until change comes.'

The hearing was abandoned and will need to be re-arranged at a date to be fixed.

article-1364091-0D84EFD5000005DC-770_634x318.jpg Protest: Around 600 demonstrators turned up at Birkenhead County Court to support British Constitution Group activist Roger Hayes

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Fascinating, BCG sounds like a sort of tea party movement for the UK, but more muscular.

This could get quite interesting now, especially if there is a police strike. Perhaps students and anarchists will join the police.

I think this is only the beginning. The lies and falsehoods the TPTB used to spread with impunity to achieve their personal objectives are becoming more and more apparent. General unrest cometh.

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All similarities to the Freeman movement. They always want to put the judge under their Oath. There are couple of movies on youtube quite interesting.

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Injin nailed it yesterday when he said something like..

"The BCG are happy with taxation and state force then as long as all the I's have been dotted and the T's crossed"

I wouldn't mind seeing an increase in this form of muscular protest, but Injin is correct when he says their philisophy is a bit screwed.

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Injin nailed it yesterday when he said something like..

"The BCG are happy with taxation and state force then as long as all the I's have been dotted and the T's crossed"

I wouldn't mind seeing an increase in this form of muscular protest, but Injin is correct when he says their philisophy is a bit screwed.

All they are asking for is a lawful contract for tax, which you could decide if you wanted to pay or not, if you choose not to pay you don't recieve the services, which is fair.

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All they are asking for is a lawful contract for tax, which you could decide if you wanted to pay or not, if you choose not to pay you don't recieve the services, which is fair.

That's the flaw in their position, instead of arguing that the council tax is economically damaging and socially divisive they're asking for the state to clarify the proceedure with a change in the law. Even if contracts were signed the process would still be illegitimate because the state would continue to charge arbitrary sums for services that it may or may not provide. If a company were to operate like that in a free market it would quickly go bust.

In theory the state could just abolish CT and replace it with an increase in income tax, local authorities receive most of their money from central government anyway so the change wouldn't be too difficult to administer. Would that be acceptable to the BCG?

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All they are asking for is a lawful contract for tax, which you could decide if you wanted to pay or not, if you choose not to pay you don't recieve the services, which is fair.

There already is one.

By thier very nature, the sort of services the council provides you with are hard to avoid - accepting them is contract enough.

The philosophical revolution needed is to say "even though you've provided me a banefit I don't owe you anything unless I feel like it" because otherwise folks will just provide you with stuff and then claim a financial relationship based on automatic reciprocity.

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