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 Post subject: Re: So Brexit eh?
PostPosted: August 28 19, 10:39 am 
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So in the year 2019 we have a Monarch making important decisions in a "democracy".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49493632

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Three Conservative members of the Queen's Privy Council took the request to suspend Parliament to the monarch's Scottish residence in Balmoral on Wednesday morning on behalf of the prime minister.

It has now been approved, allowing the government to suspend Parliament no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than Thursday 12 September, until Monday 14 October.

Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, who was at the meeting with the Queen, said the move was a "completely proper constitutional procedure."


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 Post subject: Re: So Brexit eh?
PostPosted: August 28 19, 11:19 am 
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So in the year 2019 we have a Monarch making important decisions in a "democracy".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49493632

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Three Conservative members of the Queen's Privy Council took the request to suspend Parliament to the monarch's Scottish residence in Balmoral on Wednesday morning on behalf of the prime minister.

It has now been approved, allowing the government to suspend Parliament no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than Thursday 12 September, until Monday 14 October.

Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg, who was at the meeting with the Queen, said the move was a "completely proper constitutional procedure."


The Queen does whatever the Prime Minister asks. That's the deal struck between the Monarchy and Parliament -- the Royal family can keep its titles and annual subsidy in exchange for not getting involved in politics. The Queen never weighs in on anything political. That poor woman dutifully endured Trump's recent state visit, remember, and you know that whole family despises him.


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 Post subject: Re: So Brexit eh?
PostPosted: August 28 19, 8:53 pm 
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The Queen's role vis-a-vis the Prime Minister has changed over the years. She has basically lost power as the parties have developed mechanisms for choosing the Prime Minister.

Compare to Harold Macmillan being chosen to be Prime Minister:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Macmillan

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His political standing destroyed, [Anthony] Eden resigned on grounds of ill health on 9 January 1957.[130] At that time the Conservative Party had no formal mechanism for selecting a new leader, and the Queen appointed Macmillan Prime Minister after taking advice from Churchill and the Marquess of Salisbury, who had asked the Cabinet individually for their opinions, all but two or three opting for Macmillan. This surprised some observers who had expected that Eden's deputy Rab Butler would be chosen.[131] The political situation after Suez was so desperate that on taking office on 10 January he told the Queen he could not guarantee his government would last "six weeks"—though ultimately he would be in charge of the government for more than six years.[132]


There was a famous case in Australia where the Queen's governor general got involved in the choosing of a Prime Minister and it was highly controversial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/10/01/australia-had-a-government-shutdown-once-it-ended-with-the-queen-firing-everyone-in-parliament/


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 Post subject: Re: So Brexit eh?
PostPosted: September 3 19, 9:58 pm 
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If I had been an MP, Tory or otherwise, I guess I would've voted this way also. But it sure does feel like Parliament is delaying the inevitable, and the delay is driving people batty.


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