LMFM Interview With Ben Gilroy

LMFM who Interviewed Ben Gilroy

As you all may have read, we ran an article yesterday concerning the launch of Ireland’s newest political service, Direct Democracy Ireland. On the same day, Ben Gilroy travelled down to LMFM’s home town of Drogheda to give an interview on that same topic.

Over the course of the interview Ben and the radio host discussed the topic of the bailout of the bondholders in the Irish banks, and what would have happened had Articles 47 and 48 of the Constitution not been illegally removed 75 years ago.

On the night of the government’s secret bank guarantee Brian Lenihan would not have been able to sign off on the bailout. He would not have had the authority to indebt the people of the country to the banks in the sum of €64,000,000,000. Instead he would have simply told the people who allegedly persuaded him, that Ireland had a system called Direct Democracy and that in that system the government had a lawful duty call within days for a referendum to decide on this matter.

The LMFM Interview

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Ben and the host of course cover the topic of bank loans, and the general trials that People For Economic Justice find ourselves in. The host of LMFM reels at the news that far from being in possession of a mortgage contract with the defendant, that the bank in fact sold on those contracts, in batches numbering in the thousands, years beforehand. This practice as we all know is called Securitization.

In other news covered in interview, Ben won two cases last week in the Masters Court. He did this by challenging the court on its Subject Matter Jurisdiction. There are four legs to Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Without all four, the court cannot proceed. They are: The plaintiff  the defendant, the judge, and a competent witness. Can the bank provide a competent witness? Someone who directly witnessed the signing of the contract between the defendant and plaintiff? No so far anyway…

Source: LMFM Radio. Listen to more of their interviews here.

Alchemy Radio Interview Ben Gilroy

Alchemy Radio jumps straight into the meat of things in their interview with Ben Gilroy. They immediately begin to discuss the lawsuit People For Economic Justice are bringing against the Office of the Taoiseach. Ben also jumps straight into the power of Direct Democracy, a power that was removed from the Irish Peoples Constitution (Bunreacht Na hÉireann).

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Alchemy Radio LogoThe Court Case As Discussed On Alchemy Radio

During the early parts of the interview, Ben goes through the main allegations he and People For Economic Justice will be bringing against the government in the court case. They are:

  1. The actions of The Taoiseach and The Minister of Finance in paying back unsecured debts to private banks whom took part in illegal activities is repugnant to the Constitution of Ireland.
  2. Said actions are a violation of the Constitution as these actions was convened during a night meeting with members of the last Fianna Fáil government, without the full support or knowledge of the Cabinet or Séanad.
  3. It is against best practices of international law, as it is an odious debt, because it was taken on by a Fianna Fáil regime that at best had a dubious leader and corrupt members as outlined in the Mahon Tribunal at the cost to the state in excess of €500,000,000, and it did not benefit people, instead becoming one of the most taxing debts ever since the formation of the state.
  4. The defendants do not have a mandate from the People of Ireland for such actions, but in fact they have put the promises made to the people second, behind promises made to the banking sector.
  5. The debt precipitates from an insoluble obfuscation of the currency, which perpetually multiplies debt on the populous, in such a way that eventually we the people can only suffer a terminal sum of debt, which makes it mathematically impossible even to maintain a vital circulation there after.
  6. Receiving bailouts from member states of the European Union or the European Central Bank to pay back private corporations is in conflict with the Lisbon Treaty.
Listen to the interview for a few shocking revelations. Like what two counties are the most rich in terms of natural resources within the European Union? How much does it cost to change two light bulbs in an Irish Garda station?

Source: Alchemy Radio, listen to more of their interviews here.

Ben Gilroy Talk In Wicklow

Today we take a look at a talk held by Ben Gilroy, the rest of People For Economic Justice, Ray Whitehead, and Direct Democracy Ireland. The talk in Wicklow was split into three main speakers, Ben Gilroy, Ray Whitehead and Clare Leonard. We will discuss the topics covered in each video in more detail, after each video.

Part One of the Talk in Wicklow

In part one of the Talk In Wicklow, Ben jumps straight into the corruption of the banking sector in Ireland, as well as the political spectrum itself. He covers the claims of the Irish government that they did not know who the bank bondholders were, which People For Economic Justice famously proved wrong on Tonight With Vincent Browne. Direct Democracy Ireland, mentioned at the Talk in WicklowBen also discusses a very important topic called Direct Democracy. Direct Democracy is a relatively simple political process, that was a part of the original 1922 Bunreacht Na hEireann, and was removed in the revised 1937 constitution. In this system, any citizen can bring about a referendum on any given topic, provided they can gather a predetermined amount of signatures in support of the issue’s being raised to a referendum. In the original wording of the constitution that number was 75,000. If this system had been in place at 2008, and a bailout of unguaranteed bondholders had been announced, how long would it have taken to gather that number of signatures  and what would have been the result of that referendum? We at People For Economic Justice don’t feel it would have taken more than an afternoon.

Part Two of the Talk in Wicklow

This segment covers the history of Direct Democracy, and the actual efforts being put in to get it back. Getting it back is the key element in the new political party, as most people don’t even realise that Ireland had it in the first place.

Part Three of the Talk in Wicklow

The third video is a somewhat harrowing outlook on the current state of the economy, but with some good suggestions going forward at the end.