METRIC MARTYRS PRESS RELEASE



THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE POLITICAL ELITE

THE CASE TO DECIDE -

" WHO GOVERNS BRITAIN?"

Will the laws made by the European Union be allowed to take precedence over laws made by our own sovereign Parliament.


On 18th February 2002 the Appeal Court in London confirmed the convictions of the Metric Martyrs for the CRIMINAL OFFENCE of selling goods by traditional imperial measures, ie. lbs/ozs. They asked for leave to appeal to the House of Lords, the highest court in the land. The appeal is based on whether English law retains supremacy over European Union law.

The oral hearing to determine whether Leave to Appeal to the House of Lords is to be granted in the Metric Martyrs case to challenge the ruling from the Court of Appeal, is scheduled for :-

11 a.m. (gather 10.30am at St. Steven's entrance)

Monday 15th July, 2002

Committee Room 2

House of Lords.

Counsel in the cases of

London Borough of Hackney vs. Hunt (greengrocer) and

Cornwall County Council vs. Harman (greengrocer) and Dove (fishmonger) raised no objections to leave being granted but in the case of

Sunderland Borough Council vs. Thoburn (greengrocer)

prosecuting counsel Sharpston and Moser objected to leave.

The hearing is to receive both sides' oral submissions before a final decision is made.

Contact:

Neil Herron 0191 5657143 or 07776 202045

Donations and offers of support will be gratefully accepted :-

METRIC MARTYRS DEFENCE FUND

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SUNDERLAND

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