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Petition the King to keep our national powers


AS you will know, many proposals for global governance are favoured by both government and opposition MPs. These include multiple threats, notably:

* The World Health Organisation and its planned international Pandemic Treaty;

* The World Economic Forum and the United Nations and their plans for ‘climate taxes’ or other international ‘climate control’ measures;

* The international banking community and its moves towards central bank digital currencies and associated digital identity schemes.

Yet there is no mandate from the electorate for any of these. We are in effect disenfranchised, without a voice, as Parliament and the main political parties become increasingly remote from the people and, with no one to vote for, fewer and fewer people bother to vote at all. 

Some of these policies are already being introduced by stealth. We need to act fast. 

To tackle this looming problem, we recommend a direct approach to King Charles – by way of a postcard campaign. Yes! By postcards. Just as a small group of us did in 2003, when the European Union produced its European Constitution which would have irreversibly handed all the powers of the nation states of Europe to the EU and made the EU a superstate – a nation in its own right – with the countries relegated to mere ‘districts’ in this gigantic new nation. 

With Parliament set on signing up to the EU Constitution, we realised that our best hope would be to contact the Queen direct. In early 2004 we set up the Campaign for a Referendum on the European Constitution (CREC) and instigated a postcard-to-the-Palace campaign.

We decided on this because of the visual impact of thousands of postcards, signed by Her Majesty’s subjects, flooding into Buckingham Palace. We printed the cards, charging 70p for a set of ten to cover our initial outlay, with reductions for bulk orders. Each card had a unique number. People added their name and date and put a stamp on. This was more significant than merely clicking a link on an online petition. The front of the card was coloured royal purple. It became known as ‘the Purple Postcard campaign’. The response was huge. Before the campaign finished, we had printed 200,000 cards. 

In early 2004 we approached Buckingham Palace to ask if we could present our demands to the Palace. The Queen’s then Private Secretary, Sir Robin Janvrin, invited a delegation of four of us to present the petition in person to him, which we did. 

Was our postcard campaign a success? We think so. It energised 220,000 people. It raised awareness of the threat posed by the EU Constitution. The monarch was made aware of public feeling; we estimate that at the height of our campaign, Buckingham Palace was receiving well over 1,000 postcards a day. Why did we halt it? Because the EU, faced with mounting public pressure to drop the Constitution, abandoned the whole idea in the spring of 2004. We like to think that maybe our Queen showed a pile of our postcards to Tony Blair or at least told him about them. 

We propose a re-run of the CREC campaign, exercising our constitutional right to petition the monarch under our Common Law.

The proposed wording on the front of the card would be on these lines: 


Give no UK powers to

international agencies

Without a Referendum

Our proposed letter on the back of the card would read something like this:

Your Majesty,

I write to exercise my constitutional right to petition you.

During your recent coronation, you swore on oath, before God, Parliament and your subjects, to yield none of our national powers to any foreign nation or international organisation (as set out in the Bill of Rights.

Yet your government is actively considering signing up to the World Health Organisation’s Pandemic Treaty which will remove our power to make our own decisions on public health matters.

Moreover, the World Economic Forum, in which you have been actively involved, together with the UN and other powerful groups such as international banks, are planning harmful ‘Net Zero’ measures (e.g. abolition of petrol cars, LTN and ULEZ zones and ‘15-minute cities’) and to establish international ‘central bank’ digital currencies and ban the use of cash.

Neither your government nor Your Majesty has any legal authority to give up any of our powers to govern our country.

Accordingly, please let me know if you are willing to use your influence, or, in the last resort, use your power to withhold Royal Assent to any government Bill or other action which would in any shape or form give away any part of our hard-won right to govern ourselves, without any foreign control, unless we first agree in a fair and free referendum.

Yours sincerely



Given the investment of our time and energy in this campaign, feedback would be helpful. So please let us know, first

if you like the basic idea of the campaign and second if any organisation you are already part of would like to get involved in our campaign or help in any way. If the answers are ‘Yes’, in the first instance please contact Graham Wood by email to

We do hope you will support this campaign to return a measure of democracy and accountability in the governance of our country.

P.S. So successful was the CREC campaign that we have some £2,000 left which we are prepared to put towards printing the initial set of numbered cards and/or setting up a website.

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Graham Wood
Graham Wood
Graham Wood is an activist and campaigner living in York.

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