In a moment of horrible honesty from Mr Justice Collins, dismissed a claim by peaceniks that they can subdivide their tax bill by deciding that none of "their" taxes be spent on defence spending.
What is intersting though is that Judge Collins, himself a remarkable man, has suggested that a case of this sort should and must be decided by the EU. Therefore he threw out their High Court application to appeal; to expedite the case.
"Rejecting the argument, the judge agreed with Treasury lawyers, who said the European commission of human rights in Strasbourg had already decided the issue against conscientious objectors in cases heard in the 1980s.
The judge said: "I am persuaded that if this matter is to be reconsidered it must be reconsidered by Strasbourg."
So what he seems to be saying here is that the ECJ is isnt a position to decide on how HMG collects and divides its tax take. If it decides against HMG on this this would be a collosal power grab onthe part of the EU.
I note in passing that this crew of ghastlies, who seem to forget the basic tenet of representative democracy, that is 'we consent to be governed by others, despite strongly disagreeing with them personally if, those others have garnered a Parliamentary majority' are represented by none other than Phil Shiner. The 'Tank Chasing' brief whose greatest wish it seems is to take British soldiers in front of the ICC. Now his claims on the squaddies war crimes charges, that they are driven purely by the desire to see justice done
seem to be ficticious as he seems to see it as his life's work to attack our armed forces and the funding of the same.
Oh and look at the adversaries