The popular brief definition of democracy is along the lines of “the right to vote”. However, universal adult suffrage by itself doesn’t amount to much. Any shit hole could give everyone the vote and then blithely carry on as a tin pot dictatorship. The antithesis of dictatorship is not the right to vote, but the Westminster system: the rule of law, parliamentary supremacy, and the separation of powers.
The real greatness of the Westminster system
is was in the separation of powers. The powers are the Executive, the Judiciary, and the Legislature. Notice that I crossed out “is” there and replaced it with the past tense. The UK, the birthplace of the Westminster system, is now heading towards a Police State.
A police state is a government that exercises power arbitrarily through the police force. Most police states have never known anything else. They have the excuse of ignorance, I suppose, but the UK has no excuse at all. After developing the Westminster system and practicing it for centuries, the UK is now flouting the separation of the powers.
We can see evidence for this in the website of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which is an arm of the Judiciary (a.k.a. the judicial system or court system) in the UK. The CPS is exercising power arbitrarily through the police. The CPS’s initial reasons for these measures were hate crimes against people with disabilities, but let us be under no illusions as to their long goal:
The policing of speech and expression.
(The quotes below are all taken from the CPS website. Emphasis is all mine, as are the inserted comments in red)
Informants (secret informants as I will explain below) will inform the police of hate crimes. The police will inform the CPS. The CPS, not the police, will decide whether there should be a charge. Their definition of hate crime did not come out of the Legislature or legal precedent. The police and the CPS decided it themselves:
“Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person’s disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.”
Note “motivated”. The crime is in your head. Worse, it is the informant’s perception of what’s in your head. The wheels of the State start to turn against you from the moment an informant decides to inform on you.
Ideology will own this power:
Disability… race… religion (viz Islam)… sexual orientation… transgender… all these are the darlings of feminists and libtards. The CPS will be an agency for ideological enforcement.
For evidence of this, see the “legal guidance” section of their website, and “flagging” of hate crimes on Compass CMS. It is not CPS policy to remove a flag even if the court acquits you of a hate crime. “This in part reflects the commitment to treat hate crime seriously and to support the victim’s perception and also to encourage community confidence in reporting all such offending.”
On the strength of someone’s subjective perception, your file is entered into a police/CPS hate crime database and it remains there, regardless of your innocence.
As we should all know by now, any disagreement with the leftist / feminist mindset is perceived as hate. The CPS’s arbitrary definition of “hate crime” is broad enough to accommodate these perceptions.
Conviction rate for “hate crime”
As at October 2014, the CPS prosecuted 79.3% of the cases referred to it by the police. Almost 85% of prosecutions (66% of referrals) resulted in a conviction. Now, in 2017, the official goal is to increase both referrals and conviction rates.
Citizens to be secret informants against other citizens:
“Victims and witnesses” are encouraged to be informants for the state. The CPS bends over backwards to make it easy to be an informant:
“If you do have to go to court and give evidence, we will ask you what help you need…”
Actually, you don’t even have to go to court:
“Special measures include, but are not limited to **:
- screens/curtains in the court room so the witness does not have to see the defendant [and the defendant cannot see the witness – level 1 of secrecy for the informant];
- a live video link allowing the witness to give evidence away from the courtroom. This could be from a separate room within the court, or from a dedicated live link site outside the court building [level 2 of secrecy for the informant];
- evidence given in private, through a professional intermediary or using communication aids [level 3 of secrecy].
- ** [You can bet your bottom dollar the name of the informant will usually be suppressed]
The UK no longer has an independent Judiciary
The Judiciary, via the CPS, is exercising police and administrative functions. “The principle of ‘Judicial Independence’ states that if the judiciary starts exercising administrative functions then its independence will be negated. An independent Judiciary… is an integral part of protecting and implementing the rule of law.”
Who are the culprits for this huge step backwards?
All western countries have compromised their separation of powers. In Commonwealth countries the Executives have often used Orders in Council signed by Governors General as a way to bypass the Legislature. In the USA there was the Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” letter, which in effect was an arbitrary law complete with the threat of financial penalty on the universities that failed to comply.
The culprits are the usual control freaks: feminists, SJWs, marxists and libtards. The separation of the powers is incompatible with any autocracy, but feminism in particular hates the patriarchy and all its creations. The Westminster system and separation of the powers are anathema to feminism for no better reason than that.
We ain’t seen nothing yet. There will be rich pickings for gender studies and diversity graduates in the mushrooming departments of the Judiciary and the police, and across the board, that are working to suppress the masses.
Feminism in particular will go on to wreck the Westminster system as it has wrecked everything else that it got its claws into. “Girl power” is proving itself to be the reverse of the patriarchy’s journey towards liberty and enlightenment.