Dear Prime Minister’s Office,

What precise proof do you have that Shetland is part of the United Kingdom or Scotland?
Please supply documentary proof and/or court decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hill

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

Any kind of proof will do. I presume there must be something concrete on which the UK bases its claim to the seabed around Shetland? Would my other case (LE11000312) in Lerwick Sheriff Court and High Court of the Justiciary qualify?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hill

Peter: Drabble left an annotation ()

Is there any possibility that you could avoid any further obfuscation and actually address the issues here raised? You need to be aware of the penalties for Misconduct in Public Office, and how that affects you as a human being, not as an officer. We are sick and tired of obfuscation, and we will come after you personally if you don't operate in the public benefit. You have been warned. We are in charge, not you.

Stuart Hill left an annotation ()

This kind of comment is not helpful to a serious request.

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

FOI Reference:FOI319123

You have not replied to my request asking for proof that Shetland is part of Scotland within the time required by law. That time ran out on 26 March 2014. I have made my request more specific as you request, but you have still not replied in substance. Are you intending to make a reply?

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hill

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

FOI Reference:FOI319123

My apologies, the wording of first sentence of my last message should have been:

'You have not replied to my request asking for proof that Shetland is part of the United Kingdom or Scotland within the time required by law.'

Yours sincerely,

Stuart Hill

Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office [Restricted],

Thank you for your somewhat limited response.

In view of what you say, the answer to my question must be 'No, we do not have any proof that Shetland is part of Scotland.'

If you had any such proof it would have been easy for you to produce it, instead of resorting to bluff and bluster and a court case where the judge acted outside his authority in order to avoid confronting the issue.

You wrote:

"we are aware of two Scottish court decisions that may be of assistance to you and that you may be aware of. The first is Lord Advocate v University of Aberdeen and another 1963 SC 533 and the second, involving you, is The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC v Stuart Hill [2012]
CSOH 11."

The case involving the University of Aberdeen is widely recognised in legal circles as being somewhat shaky and was described as 'legal imperialism' by one respected commentator. It has no relevance anyway, since the matter was not tested in the courts until 2011.

Regarding the RBS case ( www.tinyurl.com/ShetlandPartOfUK ), the relevant part starts at at para. [19]

Lord Pentland chose to ignore a challenge to the jurisdiction of the court, treating it almost as an afterthought in his judgement. It is fundamental to our justice system that a challenge to the court's jurisdiction must be dealt with before the court can proceed to hear a case. Without proof of his jurisdiction, the man on the bench is no more than a member of the public. The pursuers presented no argument, so Lord Pentland constructed one on their behalf!

Relying on previous pronouncements he says: "In my opinion, as these statements in the Inner House clearly show, it is now settled that, as a matter of law, Shetland is part of the United Kingdom." What he omits to say is that the question had never been tested in the courts until 2011, so all previous opinions expressed were based on the same erroneous presumption - the mere unproven opinion that Shetland is part of Scotland. In these circumstances, to assert that that matter is now settled as a matter of law is nothing more than a transparent contortion of the truth.

In refusing a hearing on jurisdiction, he ignored his duty of impartiality as a judge and brought the Scottish justice system into disrepute. This is a matter of public record.

It is interesting to note that although the pursuers were seeking their considerable costs for this two-year action, which they apparently had 'won', no order was made regarding those costs. It was obvious to all concerned that a further embarrassing action would be required to collect them.

Such are the lengths to which the judiciary and everyone else exercising the pretend authority of Scotland and the UK in Shetland will go in order to avoid confronting this issue. The courts have been shown no proof that Shetland is part of Scotland, and yet continue to act as if they had. However, when pushed, they have been shown to be unable to enforce their sentence (in a different case).

There is no proof that Shetland is part of Scotland. There is no basis for the 'authority' exercised by Scotland and the UK in Shetland. Any such 'authority' is only kept in place because the people of Shetland do not question it.

For more information see www.StolenIsles.com

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Hill

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