Remember Clause 33 ....... or Forget Magna Carta!

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Keith Day
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Remember Clause 33 ....... or Forget Magna Carta!

Post by Keith Day » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:14 pm

See the latests News item for details of how RAFA has kicked off its 2015 campaign with even more evidence of Public Navigation Rights. In the build up to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta the evidence from leading academics and a court case from 1702 are added to the evidence from statutes and Royal Commissions to show, beyond any reasonable doubt, that there were ancient navigation rights on all rivers. With nothing to show that those rights have been extinguished, they must still exist today.

The new evidence has already been sent to Defra, Welsh Government, The National Trust and Three Rivers District Council who, acting on advice from their Principal Solicitor - a director of the Angling Trust, have been trying to prevent canoeing on a section of the River Colne where they lease the fishing rights to an angling club.

This year, with the attention focussed on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, provides great opportunities for communicating this evidence and challenging people and organisations to make clear whether they are celebrating the spirit and intent of Magna Carta or paying lip service in the style of King John.

What can you do to support the campaign? You can register as a supporter here and make a donation here.

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Re: Remember Clause 33 ....... or Forget Magna Carta!

Post by quicky » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:11 pm

Another older ref:

https://archive.org/stream/cu3192402260 ... 5/mode/2up

"the Great Charter sought to protect freedom of navigation, not freedom of fishing"

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Re: Remember Clause 33 ....... or Forget Magna Carta!

Post by Keith Day » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:29 pm

I know some paddlers say "been there, done that and wore the tee shirt but it didn't get us anywhere. Now, I'm just going paddling!".

Well just paddling is helping to demonstrate the existence of public navigation rights! But how about doing it while wearing the tee shirt - that would be even better! (I know at this time of year it will only be visible in the pub afterwards )

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