Norman Scarth asks HM The Queen to prove the meaning of her Coronation Oath

Here is Norman’s original text: page 1 and page 2. Below is the transcript and here is a petition for you to sign.


Monday 8th Aug. 2011


From Norman Scarth, WW2 Veteran, Prisoner Number A1903CF, Wing D 240, Leeds Prison.

Your Majesty,

At your coronation you swore BEFORE ALMIGHTY GOD to “DELIVER JUSTICE WITH MERCY”. I cannot hope for Justice, but ask that you abide by your Oath & show MERCY by granting me a PARDON.

I served your grandfather as a Wolf Cub & Boy Scout: I served your father by joining the Royal Navy in WW2, was on the Arctic Russian Convoys & in the Scharnhorst battle, lucky to survive when brave men were dying around me in large numbers. Since the war I have served you by working honestly & hard, harder than ever now.

On Monday 25th July 2011 I walked into Your Majesty’s Crown Court in Bradford & entered the public gallery for a case I was interested in, and sat there as quietly as a mouse. Half an hour later I was dragged off to a police station in handcuffs, then to Leeds Prison, where I am now. I am SUPPOSED to be here for ‘Contempt of Court’, but am really here to silence me. The savage sentence proves the ‘bias?’ (a euphemism) of the judge. SIX MONTHS for a man of 85 is equivalent to 15 – 20 YEARS for a younger man.

WHY should a judge wish to silence me? There is a horror story behind this, but no space to tell here. Your Majesty’s Prisons are NOT ‘Holiday Camps’ as the Press pretend. So far I have suffered 14 days of torment, requests to see the doctor and Legal Officer ignored. Denied medication prescribed for me outside. I am denied access to Lawyers, denied the documents needed to start my own appeal, denied ALL the things to which we are supposed to have access.


I have proved my loyalty to your Grandfather, your father & yourself.

I am too proud to beg for the MERCY which you swore to deliver, but ask that you prove the words of your Oath really meant something.

The ‘UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners’ is contemptuously ignored.

From Norman Scarth, veteran of the Arctic Russian Convoy & the Scharnhorst battle of World War 2.

Now a victim of injustice in one of Your Majesty’s Court(s) from one of Your Majesty’s Judges, and suffering torment & mental torture in one of Your Majesty’s Prisons.

Signed Norman Scarth

PS There is much criminality by those who guard us. The book ‘PRISONGATE’ (by Your Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prison, General Sir David Ramsbottom) tells only a part of it.



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