The English Democrats’ Spring Conference of Party Members is to be held on the 15th March 2014 in Dartford, Kent, England.
The following special resolution for Gibraltar will be tabled at the English Democrats’ Spring Conference:-
“In the event of English Independence the English Democrats would offer to guarantee the right of self-determination to current British Overseas Territories, such self-determination could include the option of becoming English Overseas Territories.”
Those people of Gibraltar who do not wish to become part of Spain and who wish to retain a special link with England will be comforted by this resolution of the leading English nationalist party, the English Democrats, at their conference on the 15th March.
As the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be dissolved when the Act of Union of 1707 is repealed if Scotland votes to become independent , then our resolution will allow a way in which Gibraltar can continue to have in effect its current special status.
Alan England, the English Democrats’ candidate in the May EU Parliament elections for the South West which incorporates Gibraltar said: “I am pleased to be supporting this resolution at the English Democrats’ conference in order that Gibraltar’s special status can continue to be recognised and protected, even after dissolution of the UK.”
Robin Tilbrook, Chairman of the English Democrats said: “All too little thought is currently being given to what Gibraltar’s status will be after the UK is dissolved. At the moment the gambit of the British political Establishment is to ignore the legal and constitutional affects. As I recently explained in my submission to the House of Lords enquiry on the Constitutional future of the United Kingdom:
“Since the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain by the merger of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England under the Act of Union, is the lynch-pin of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. It follows that the repeal of the Act of Union 1707 and the consequent demerger of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England will necessarily, from a constitutional legal perspective, dissolve the “United Kingdom”. The reason that the independence of Southern Ireland did not trigger dissolution is that the Irish union in 1801 was within the Kingdoms of Great Britain.
“I could also express this as a mathematical formula:
E + S = GB therefore GB – S = E (Where E = Kingdom of England, S = Kingdom of Scotland, GB = United Kingdom of Great Britain).”
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