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Bliar to be Impeached!

#1
Channel 4 News - Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price has dusted off the books and concluded that impeachment, used routinely by Parliament and King in the time of Charles I, is still possible.

Can they still chop his head off?? :twisted:
 
#4
No, not decapitation in slices from his feet, as he might talk for longer and the sight of that sickening grin split in two does not bear waiting for! :twisted:

Apparently, the instigator of the impeachment takes the "articles of impeachment" to the Lords who act as jury, with the Lord Chancellor (unfortunately Bliar's old flatmate on a part-time basis) acting as judge. The peers vote "guilty" or "not guilty" and, after the Commons have voted, punishment is passed.

It was used to do away with all sorts of characters in the 17th century, and the wife of Charles I was also rumoured to be a target for impeachment. Get the Wicked Witch as well!! :twisted:

On a serious note, the procedure caused Clinton serious grief and the threat of impeachment caused Nixon to stand down. So, amusement value aside, this could do some real damage even if (as is highly likely) it leads nowhere.
 
#5
MrPVRd said:
Channel 4 News - Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price has dusted off the books and concluded that impeachment, used routinely by Parliament and King in the time of Charles I, is still possible.

Can they still chop his head off?? :twisted:

Thank goodness, I have been boring the good lady wife long enough with my theory that impeachment is the way forward.

Sorry, can't give source right off but this is on web:

Impeachment
An impeachment is a criminal trial initiated in the House of Commons with the House of Lords acting as judges. It was first used during the 14th century, fell into disuse from the mid-15th century and was revived during the 17th century at the instigation of Sir Edward Coke in the Parliament of 1621. It was used in the Long Parliament as a means of bringing unpopular royal ministers to account, notably the Earl of Strafford and Archbishop Laud, who were impeached within weeks of Parliament assembling. Rumours that Parliament was planning to impeach Queen Henrietta Maria because of her involvement in alleged Catholic plots precipitated the King's disastrous attempt to arrest the Five Members in January 1642.

Impeachment continued to be used occasionally throughout the 17th and 18th centuries; its last use in Britain was in 1806. A similar procedure is still part of the constitution of the United States.
 
#6
Laud and Strafford both ended up a foot shorter - there is hope! :twisted:

One of the reasons that Charles I was so unpopular was the public perception that his wife was an "unhealthy" Catholic influence. This is ironic, given Bliar's frequent flirting with the "true faith" in the company of his Catholic wife and despite the protests of the late Cardinal Hume who rightly considered that you were either in or out! Bliar's (nauseating)response to this assertion of ecclesiastical discipline was to wonder "what Jesus would have said."


I suspect that the Catholicism of the Wicked Witch (thankfully) concerns very few people nowadays and that Bliar and Charles I, seperated by over three centuries, share the common trait of public dislike for reasons of insufferable vanity, a conviction they that they rule by "divine right," an unhealthy use of prerogative powers to bypass accountability, and a general contempt for public and parliament. :twisted:
 
#7
MrPVRd said:
This is ironic, given Bliar's frequent flirting with the "true faith" in the company of his Catholic wife and despite the protests of the late Cardinal Hume who rightly considered that you were either in or out! Bliar's (nauseating)response to this assertion of ecclesiastical discipline was to wonder "what Jesus would have said."
I suspect it would have been somewhere along the lines of "I tell you solemnly, you are either in or out"

BLiar treats religion like he treats pretty much everything by espousing the "3rd way", i.e. he wants to pull the strings of the CofE and feels an affinity for the woolly, ill-defined moral authority of the church and likes appointing such ill-defined and wooly thinkers to bishopricks (such as Rowan Williams to Cantab), but wants to reach out to Catholics (one presumes) in order to excert a liberal influence on it. Cardinal Hume quite rightly had no time for such ambiguity and stopped him from receivnig communion unless he committed to Catholicism and converted. Seeing as there is still a block on a PM being a catholic he declined, but I wouldn't be surprised if he converts when he is removed from his throne. I'm a little surprised that having been rebuked so publicly by Card Hume that he didn't lead a resurgance of Catholicism as the latest thought crime, along with all of the others he has created and elevated by the Human Rights and other state sponsored anti-thought legislation.

It's a pity there aren't more of the likes of the late Cardinal Archbisop of Westminster floating around who are prepapred to call a spade a spade and stand up for something absolute instead of the neutered permissive, relitavist nation we have become at BLiar's "3rd way" hands.
 
#9
Hurrah for Rome! Standing up against tyranny from Poland and Central America to Whitehall!

But this is an ecumenical matter! All faiths should agree that this government is a Godless, heartless, deformed Socialist abhorration that should have been but out of its misery long ago. But who will save us?

We can only pray for the second coming of Maggie....er....no that won't work either.

No good watching 'King Arthur' for inspiration either. It's sh1te.
 
#12
Hm, we could write to the Queen and ask if she'd be happy to take over for a bit. She probably knows her way around every political trick in the book.

Might be interesting...until the election of course. It's not as if I'd ever advocate the fall of democracy in favour of an archaic (but probably more efficient) monarchy.

:roll:
 
#14
It has reportedly been backed by 11 MPs - nine of them Welsh and Scottish nationalists and two Conservatives, frontbencher Boris Johnson and ex-shadow minister Nigel Evans.
Boris Johnson! :D

I'd better get started on my letter to the Queen then, this will be an interesting trial to watch..

Civ
 
#16
"This matter has been put before the nation day after day over the last few years," said Mr Vaz. "All these reports have exonerated the government and it's time to move on."
There it is again, that New Labour line whenever caught lieing, stealing, misleading, corrupting, distorting, bullying, cajoling, or any other dirty trick they would hang others out for "it's tmie to move on". It's eactly what they would like the electorate to do, to just move on, forget their misdeeds, and BE COMPLICIT!

This Government should be made to be accountable, and not by "public enquiries" chaird by Labour placemen that whitewash over the cracks in the moral fibre of BLiar and his cabinet. How many trusted Butler and Hutton and their reports? Only the politicians those reports exhonorated, that's who!

Price charges BLiar with:

* Misleading Parliament and the country over Iraq

* Negligence and incompetence over weapons of mass destruction

* Undermining the constitution

* Entering into a secret agreement with the US president.

and of those charges, only the latter looks hard to prove. The whole point of an impeachment process is designed for "high crimes and misdemeanours beyond the reach of the law or which no other authority of the state will prosecute". This Government behaves as if it is above the law and with contempt for the democratic process, so in that light there is no other authority that the Government has not already held in contempt.

The final analysis might be correct, it might stand little chance of success, but that does not mean that the case is not deserving!
 
#18
I think you`ll find BLiar and his pink mafia girl guides have been playing the long game and already thought of this kind of action against them,hence the ham fisted reform of the "house of lords" removing all kinds of experienced ,knowledgable old buffers and replacing them with fcukwit sycophants.Also the same reason for using "lords" as ministers instead of mp`s ,they`re only accountable to him. :roll:
 
#19
Guys,

Have deleted some of the usual spittle-flecked rants whenever Bluppets name comes up. I know it's hard, because the guy is just so unlikeable, but can we stick to the topic please?

Impeach him anyway, there has to be some dirt on him somewhere.
 

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