The hardy trio brandished copies of an 87-year-old peace treaty as they declared “we’re here to report an international war crime”
Three men have walked into a small Scottish police station and tried to get David Cameron arrested.
The hardy trio brandished copies of an 87-year-old peace treaty as they declared: “We’re here to report an international war crime”.
They claim the Tory Prime Minister broke the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact by voting to extend RAF airstrikes on ISIS from Iraq into Syria.
Signed in Paris by nations including Britain, the US, Germany and France, the treaty pledged to “renounce war as an instrument of national policy”.
Despite it failing to prevent the Second World War, members of the Scottish Resistance – a pro-independence group – insist the pact is still in force.
Led by campaigner James Scott, they marched into Rutherglen Police Station near Glasgow on Friday and announced their demands.
Mr Scott told a lone police officer behind the desk: “We have the law here, which you’ll probably have to read.
“We’re here to make a criminal complaint against the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron .
“He’s gone to war in breach of international law. In 1928, a treaty was made called the Kellogg-Briand pact.
Outspoken: James Scott (right) protesting after a speech by Gordon Brown in May
“It was a treaty to end all war. This is the truth.
“What has happened since is in the Second World War the Germans were actually prosecuted under this international war law.
“We’re here to get a police incident number for a crime we are reporting against David Cameron .”
Unperturbed, the police officer duly wrote out an incident number for the three men. But it is not known whether the case has been taken any further.
Other interests: Mr Scott at the churchyard where William Wallace was betrayed
David Cameron insisted airstrikes on Syria were legal last week because the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution saying nations should use ‘all necessary measures’ to beat ISIS.
But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was not enough to give ‘clear and unambiguous authorisation’ for bombing the terrorists’ capital Raqqa.
He also questioned whether ‘bogus battalions’ of 70,000 supposed moderate ground troops would be able to pick up the pieces once the conflict ends.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm that a complaint was made in person at Rutherglen Police Office on Friday 4 December.
“No criminality was established and advice and guidance was given.”
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