Saturday, 30 June 2012
MATERIAL ON A WALES LAND ACT DEMAND By Myrone Evans.
This included the First Irish Land Act of Gladstone, 1870; the Second Irish Land Act of 1881 which created the Irish Land Commission and the Land Court, its intention being to make landlordism impossible; the 1882 Amending Act of Parnell and Gladstone; the Third Irish Land Act of 1885 ; the Fourth Irish Land Act of 1887 by Balfour which established District Boards to deal with famine and distress in the West of Ireland; The Wyndham Land Purchase Act of 1903; the Augustine Burnell Land Purchase Act of 1909 which introduced compulsory purchase of tenanted farmland by the Land Commission. Finally the Irish Free State Land Law (Commission) Act of 1923 introducing compulsory purchase of untenanted estates owned by non Irish Free State citizens. These are all precedents in law for the Land Act for Wales, which would use compulsory purchase of all large estates owned by absentee landlords in league with wind turbine companies, and in general all estates over a certain acreage held by absentee landlords, or their agents in Wales, and similar. I hope that a petition for a Scottish Land Act will be introduced to purchase all the lands taken away from tenants during the Highland Clearences, one of the most savage parts of Scottish history, along with the great famine and evictions in Ireland. Similarly in England, the population is afflicted by a plague of unwanted turbines ruining the often beautiful landscape of that country too. I hope that a petition for a Land Act will be introduced in England too, and so on across Europe. The aim is to make it impossible to build moreturbines and to lobby Governments fiercely and continuously. I also advocate the formation of well organized injunction groups to launch a series of court cases against turbines under Sections 38 and 41 of the Commons Act of 2006. Section 38 forbids all works on commnland without ministerial exemption. Section 41 empowers a judge to order the dismantling of all turbines built illegally on commonland. Class action is now allowed in the law of England and Waels, and in the law of Scotland. In a class action a large number of people combine to file for an injunction.Such action is needed immediately against Mynydd y Bettws. In addition the landowners and wind turbine companies can be sued for hundreds of millions in damages. Additionally intense lobbying for an end to wind turbine subsidies in Wales and other countries of Britain should be carried out continuously by letter, telephone and e mail by large numbes of people. Politicians cannot evade answering forever. Finally the Plaid Cymru party members who are wind turbine executives or similar should resign immediately or be heavily criticised on blogs and other media.
The most important power in my opinion is to prohibit absolutely the construction of wind turbines and all works that destroy the unique environment. In this the sovereignty of the Welsh Government is paramount, i.e. no court or power outside Wales will overturn or dissolve the Welsh Land Commission and Land Court in Wales. That includes the Welsh Assembly, the Land Act shall become law by direct referendum of the People of Wales. Secondly the Welsh Land Commission shall have the power to order the dismantling of turbines and all works that may hav been illegally built on land formerly owned by absentee landlords. Thirdly the former absentee landlords responsible for turbines shall be fined heavily for damage to the land, and / or ordered to restore it to good condition. Fourthly the former landlords shall be fined heavily for failing to keep the land in good order. The land thus acquired for the People of Wales shall be safegaurded in perpetuity in an extended national park system covering a large percentage of the areas of great beauty in Wales, that is, ninety percent of Wales. As in the Irish Land Acts and Land Law of the Irish Free State the tenants shall have the option of bying back the land freehold from the Commission, and shall not be tenant holders. There are many other provisions like these, modelled on the Irish Land Acts. The Land Act shall be put to the People of Wales in a referendum. For example extensive and effective provisions to heavily protect land against biker criminals, arsonists and horse riding vandals who stary off bridle paths habitually, provisions for traffic regulation orders, gates, fencing and wiring adn other measures such as closed circuit TV cameras to keep horses on bridle paths at pain of being fined or imprisonment, this will make their habitual trespass a criminal offence for which they may be heavily fined and / or imprisoned. Effective provisions against biker criminals and so on, including long prison sentences with hard labour, and optimally, the destruction of all off road motor bikes in Wales. Many other badly needed provisions.
This is due to the almost simultaneous discoveries of a spectacular new type of mathematics and physics, the end of Einsteinian general rlativity, and the very positive political reception given to the electronic petition for a Land Act. Congratulations to the international AIAS and Sian Ifan and Gethin ap Gruffudd. I hope for all party support for a Land Act in the Westminster Parliament, because the Welsh Government has no power over its own land,Wales is still a colony. The tremendous criticism of the Duke of Beaufort (Beaufort the Turbine) has catalysed this Land Act movement in Wales. The Petition was written by myself and amended by Sia^n Ifan, and the movement is led from Wales, but everyone internationally is welcome to sign, everyone who wishes to see the end of despotic mediaeval aristocracy and money grabbing absentee landlords. There are five or six precedents in the Commons for Land Acts under Gladstone and Balfour. William Ewart Gladstone was four times Prime Minister and there is an 1888 recording on the net of his voice. It is a kindly voice with a Scottish accent - plain Mr. Gladstone, but a powerful reformer. All of Wales is seething with anger at various injustices, notably wind turbines, so Plaid Cymru and Labour had better wake up soon and start representing the People or they will have a wholesale revolution on their hands, People's Councils being set up and so forth. Lloyd-George described the House of Lords of his day as a collection of the unemployed chosen at random. The aristocracy is weak, has no power in the Lords, and will not stand against a Land Act.
To Be Continued.
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