Tory councillor calls for anyone who opposes Brexit to be punished for Treason
A Tory councillor is calling for anyone who supports UK membership of the EU to be punished for Treason.
Conservative councillor Christian Holliday has set up a petition to amend the Treason Felony Act to make supporting UK membership of the EU a crime.
He goes as far as to call for it to be illegal to even imagine the supporting the UK becoming a member of the EU.
At 10,000 signatures, Parliament will be forced to debate his bat-shit insane proposals.
His petition asks that even picturing in your mind what being a member of the EU would look like be punishable as a crime. 413 totalitarian dictator wannabes have already shown their support.
The petition, from an actual Tory Councillor, proposes that even "imagining" the UK becoming a member of the EU again after Brexit be classed as a crime punishable by treason laws.
The full text reads:
The Treason Felony Act be amended to include the following offences:
'To imagine, devise, promote, work, or encourage others, to support UK becoming a member of the European Union;
- To conspire with foreign powers to make the UK, or part of the UK, become a member of the EU.'
It is becoming clear that many politicians and others are unwilling to accept the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU. Brexit must not be put at risk in the years and decades ahead. For this reason we the undersigned request that the Treason Felony Act be amended as set out in this petition.
(These provisions to become law the day the United Kingdom leaves the EU).
Needless to say, his proposals haven't gone down well, except amongst his 413 backers.
Because democracy is best defended by imprisoning those with whom we disagree. Good morning. pic.twitter.com/REv7G9J7EO— Nick Harkaway (@Harkaway) October 17, 2016
@Harkaway there really does seem a strong correlation between “doesn’t understand democracy” and “voted leave”— mark john williamson (@junklight) October 17, 2016
The petition is still live and could be debated in parliament if he gets the backers. Until then, feel free to have a little think about what it would be like if the UK was in the EU (whilst it's still legal to do so).
It would have been nice if more people had done this before the referendum.