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Goodbye Magna Carta

March 13th, 2006 (06:58 pm)

- in Ireland at least, as it's long repealed in England. It's among the English legislation to be repealed under the Statute Law Revision (pre-1800) Bill about to make its way through the Irish parliament. The list (of pre-1800 Irish legislation, and pre-1800 English or British legislation that does or may apply to Ireland) can be found here.


Posted by: pyotr_stolypin (pyotr_stolypin)
Posted at: March 13th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)

Well, the original Magna Carta was annulled within a year, but as a Londoner, I think I'm right in asserting that the ancient liberties of my fine city, expressed in the 1297 Charter, remain in force.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: March 13th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)

I think that London's charter is safe from the Oireachtas.

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: March 14th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)

One presumes that many of these (eg weights and measureS) have since been replaced by similar but updated legislation.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: March 14th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)

Yes, I believe this is the case in Ireland. Bertie Ahern believes that there should be no law in Ireland that has not been enacted by a democratically-elected body representing the people of Ireland. There will be another initiative dealing with the laws that the government wants to keep, first repealing them and then putting them through again as laws of the Irish republic, thereby separating as far as possible the pre-1541 Lordship of Ireland, and 1541-1800 Kingdom of Ireland, from the present state.

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: March 14th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)

Ah, thanks for that - it's interesting to see the reasoning behind the actions (as is usually the case!)