Lady of 83, student of the British Constitution

 Will We the People support her?

 Or, as it has become our custom, will we turn our heads and look the other way?

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within…”
~ Cicero Marcus Tullius~ Born January 3,
106 BC and murdered December 7, 43 BC

By David HeatheringtonThe Westminster News

 As one flagrant breach of the Constitution is piled onto another, Mrs. Elisabeth Beckett is one of those who is prepared to stand up and fight.

When she discovered that her council tax bill was being used as a vehicle to extract money from her for a European Union inspired regional assembly, she went on the offensive. She launched four legal cases against the government citing erosion of the constitution, Breach of Contract, Breach of Trust and for Treason and Legal Fraud. Each time her paperwork was sent back marked “No such case known in Law”.


Now she is refusing to pay the local tax on her house in Alston, Cumbria, and has been the subject of considerable harassment by bailiffs.

Mrs. Beckett, whose father was Ronald Brymer Beckett, a High Court Judge, has researched the British Constitution and states that there are three general principles governing the system of raising money for public purposes by compelling the payment by individuals of sums of money called taxes.

1) Subjects of every state ought to contribute to the support of the Government as nearly as possible in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue that they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. In the observation or neglect of this maximum consists what is called equality or inequality taxation.

2) The tax that each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain and not arbitrary. The time, manner and quality of the payment ought to be certain and not arbitrary, clear to the contributor and to every other person.

3) Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the State.

Mrs Elisabeth Beckett handing over a letter to a Police Sergent in Penrith, Cumbria, asking the Chief Constable to protect her rights under the Constitution.


Mrs. Beckett, who was a District Officer’s wife in India, believes that adding onto local taxes the cost of illegal immigrants or local assemblies that are a link to the European Union, itself a body not allowed under our Constitution, is illegal. Money raised for local councils should be described as a service charge, not a Tax.

Mrs. Beckett says the adding to our Service Charges of other items stems from the 1911 Parliament Act when the Marxists, Socialists, Fabians and Sinn Fein and the Liberal Government under Asquith took the power of Taxation from the King and the scrutiny of the Lords, so that the party that gets into power can tax in any way they like without any supervision or control.

“That Act is to this day illegal, but the words used to destroy the Lords were the same words used to get rid of the Queen’s authority,” she said.

“Our constitution is clear:

We the people hold the power (we are a democracy but we are also a Constitutional Monarchy) but for the power of Government and giving assent to Bills, we give the power known as the Royal Prerogative, to the Queen to govern. She governs in our name and according to the laws that we brought in to prevent her or the people in Parliament, from taking over power.

Unfortunately this has been done both in the 1911 Parliament Act and in the Reform of the Constitution Act of 2005 when Blair and Lord Falconer took over the power we had given to the Queen for her lifetime. They then gave to Parliament the right to decide on whether or not to go to war instead of putting the power under our laws that say we cannot go to war unless someone is attacking us.”


Last week Mrs. Becket was told by a senior civil servant that Acts of Parliament now go straight into Law. They no longer require ‘Royal Assent’ because the Queen’s agreement is automatic, due to Queen Anne being the last monarch to refuse to accept a Bill passed by both Houses.

“This is not in fact true as both George III, Queen Victoria and Edward VII all sent Bills back. This is a very serious matter as it means that all Bills that have not had assent are in fact invalid. “What this government has done is take from the people their inherent power under the constitutional law. This is the birthright of the British people and their sovereignty under the Act of Settlement.”

The fact is that the British people are now fighting a ‘war from within.’


The strategy of our enemies is:


  • To abolish the Monarchy and all ordered government.

To abolish private property.

To abolish patriotism and nationalism. To abolish the family unit. To abolish organised religion The intention is from there, to take over the world.

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Namaste Notes

As we prepare to go to press, Mrs Beckett has informed us that she is summoned to appear in the Bankruptcy Court in Carlisle on Tuesday 24th July.

If the State is successful in procecuting her, despite her rights under the British Constitution, before she has the opportunity to appeal the matter to a higher court, they will enforce a bankruptcy order on her and confiscate her property, all of which is completely illegal and against Magna Carta. Media coverage of Elisabeth’s case has been limited. The Politics’ Show of BBC Northeast requested an interview after seeing reports in the local press. Subsequently, however, its Producer flatly refused to allow the interviewer to air the full account of her case. What does that tell you?

Elisabeth asks that readers make a determined effort to understand our unique British Constitution, which was made by our ancestors, ordinary people who fought and gave their lives for the Magna Carta and other statutes. In fact it is stated in the Act of Settlement that these are the Birth Right of the People of Britain. As it was referred to by Lord Chatham (Pitt the Elder) “the Genius of our ancestors”. Our own Declaration of Rights were all contracts made between the people and the monarch and only later rubber stamped by Parliament. These statutes consist of the Magna Carta 1215, the Petition of Rights 1627, Bill of Rights 1689. These are available in the public libraries and direct from the House of Lords Records’ Office and some are on the internet.

The propaganda that we do not have a constitution has been most successfully spread. In fact it was during the 1960’s and 1970’s that the constitution was withdrawn from the British schools’ curriculum. Also, treason, the greatest of all crimes against a country and sovereign is not taught even today in the universities of Britain. This indicates the deliberate intention to undermine the populous keeping us in ignorance of our inalienable rights. This is in itself, treason. Therefore our entry into Europe was/is INVALID because the royal assent to validate a bill has not been given! IN FACT IT IS VOID. Parliament has claimed that the royal assent is automatic, it cannot be under the ‘Royal Prerogative’ which is law.

Important: What you can do.

Write to your MP asking him/her to uphold our constitutional laws (which are the backbone of of Britain), or best of all lobby him/her in the House of Commons. Stop him/her agreeing to any more erosions of our constitutional protections and tell everybody you know to do the same. This is critical! Inform your local paper and radio station about the constitution and ask why they are not reporting this government’s destruction of it. Join the Campaign

We ask our readers to not only understand the seriousness of this matter with its grave implications for everyone in this country, but also to move to support Elisabeth by joining the campaign to raise the necessary funds in order to force a Declaration for a Judicial Review on the legitimacy of what the Government is intending to impose on the British nation, which is illegal.


We cannot rely on integrity of the voting system, nor on the soundness of the formulation of questions. e.g the referendum made by Harold Wilson’s Government, let alone Ted Heath’s chicanery.


This article is an extract from Namaste Magazine Vol.10 issue 1
PO Box 127, Shrewsbury SY3 7WS


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