THE UNIQUENESS OF ENGLISH LAW & ENGLISH LIBERTY
“Liberty” is an essentially English cultural invention and concept, believed by many to be the fountainhead of the extraordinary British intellectual and scientific achievement for over 400 years.
English liberal “presumption of innocence” instils a powerful social conditioning from an early age from which standpoint “one is free to do anything which is not expressly prohibited”. Whereas under the traditional old European “Roman” system (which is common elsewhere in Europe and Americas) the law maintains a tacit “presumption of guilt” in which “one is free within the constraints of inevitably complex rule systems, to do ONLY that which is expressly permitted….
This appears generally outside of Britain to create a pervasive stifling directive regulatory and legislative credo which severely inhibits, suppresses and outlaws the private expression of imaginative creativity and fundamental change.
Eccentricity and radical non-conformity are prime Old English libertarian virtues. The friendly foreign injunction “You can’t do that it is not permitted !” illicits the instinctive English Whig response “then if you personally don’t mind and its not actually verboten then I shall proceed…..”
”The grass roots” of great strategic experimental innovation and
scientific advancement need generous liberal space outside the
narrow conceptual locus, linear thought, didactic rule systems and
(homeostasis free) directive policy control mind-set. To privately experiment
and innovate, to independently create, to explore, experiment learn and play
and be different are essential to maintaining this unique “British
innovation culture” and this is embodied in ENGLISH COMMON LAW.
The absence of “a written” but “evolutionary constitution” and pursuit of
“amateurism” in all aspects of everyday life embody important and fundamental
wealth creating libertarian and social values.
This long standing “special innovatory framework” has had profound
repercussions and is the basis of a kaleidoscope of unique British historica
l contributions and leadership in so many diverse fields of social and technical
progress and development…
H.M. Government need therefore be mindful of WHY it is that the U.K. STILL
produces disproportionately more Nobel prizes, patents and scientific papers
than any another country and be cautious of carelessly destroying it.
Being demonstrably superior, it is British Law which needs be “imposed” on Europe rather than the other way around..
British Inventions (ad lib - in no particular order) as:- The Agrarian
Revolution, Gardening Centres, Vocational Learning, The Notion of
Hobbies, Palaeontology, Geology, Anatomy, Inoculation, Anaesthesia, Modern
Olympic Games, Modern World Athletics, Notions of Fair Play, Gaming &
Investment Banking, Golf, Tennis & Football, Friendly Societies, Coffee Shops
& Insurance, Stock Exchange, Free Trade, Operational Research, First Scientific
Institutions, First Humane and Welfare Societies, RSPCA, The Samaritans, Life
Boat Institution, Modern Light Houses, Building Societies, LETS, Credit Unions,
The Modern World Postal System, Railways, Canals, The Omnibus, Macadam
Roads, Iron and Steel Bridges, Suspension Bridges, Plate Glass, Underwater
Tunnels, Municipal Gas, Street Lighting, First Photography, First Electric
Telegraphy, First Wireless DX Telegraphy, Electronics, Television Broadcasting,
Radar, Electronic Computing, Mass Production, First Factories, Automation,
Precision Mechanical Engineering, Steam Power, Electrical Engineering, Steam
Turbines, Gas Turbines, Jet Aircraft, Bicycles, Hooke’s Law, Differential
Calculus, Logarithms, Anti-slavery Legislation, Civil Rights, Child Protection,
Longitude Chronometers, Optical Astronomy, Radio Astronomy,
Computers, Programming, Symbolic Logic, World Wide Web, DNA, Nuclear
Physics, Fabian Socialism, First Income Tax, The Co-operative Movement,
Limited Companies, Economic Colonialism, Steam Boats, Paddle Steamers,
Screw Driven Ship, Submarines, Ocean Liners, Jet and Supersonic Air
Transport, Hovercraft, Modern Public Protest Meetings, CND, Womens’
Suffrage, OXFAM, Public Newspapers, “Public” Schools, Civil Police Force,
Voluntary Organisations, Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary