The rewards for treason in days gone by were quite gruesome, as well as torture the final end for those who had betrayed this nation were not pleasant at all and quite bloody. As time went by and we became a bit more civilised traitors met their end less painfully after a short drop on the end of a noose.
Over the years many traitors have been put to death for the betrayal of their country, not least William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) who, despite being in Irishman, was hung after the war on the basis that he was a British subject because he had owned a British passport (we had such things in those days unlike the vile Euro things of today).
So, what fate awaits our modern day traitors who undermine the sovereignty, security and freedom of their fellow countrymen? There are all sorts of things awaiting them, usually a nice posting with a fat pay packet at the taxpayers expense, a high ranking position in the EU, a nice warm red bench to place their fat-cat arses on in the House of Lords or some other wonderful perk that the rest of us mere mortals can only dream about.
The Lords is littered with those who, at the expense of British liberty, have done the EU's dirty work. There will find such treacherous luminaries and grandees as Neil Kinnock, Lord Howe, Chris Patten, Shirley Williams, Roy Hattersley and many more - each and everyone a proponent of the EU occupation of Great Britain and each rewarded for their support of the EU against the real interests of their country.
Reported in the Sunday Telegraph today (11th October 2009) was the possible EU proposal to reward David Miliband for his services to the EU should the other traitor, a certain T. Blair, not take the top job of EU President. It was reported that a certain amount of resistance was growing against Tony Blair becoming the first EU President and should he fail to be given that job, then it is possible that as a sop to the British, Miliband may be offered the job of the EU High Representative, or EU Foreign Minister in other words.
When New Labour took office in 1997 one of their first tasks was to quietly go about the job of dismantling our ancient treason laws, in 1998 when the Criminal Justice Act was given Royal consent and became law, many acts of treason were repealed in that Act so quietly and serendipitously few actually realised what had been done until several years later. Now the rewards of treason are the modern equivalent of pieces of silver.