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Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by percy topliss, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    The power to appoint and dismiss the Prime Minister
    The power to appoint and dismiss other ministers.
    The power to summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament
    The power to make war and peace
    The power to command the armed forces of the United Kingdom
    The power to regulate the Civil Service
    The power to ratify treaties
    The power to issue passports
    The power to appoint bishops and archbishops of the Church of England
    The power to create peers (both life peers and hereditary peers).

    Its hard to believe that the Queen may actually have to take over the Country to restore good Governance! Remember all the Army and Civil Servants swear loyalty to the Queen and not the government first!

    Maybe we get to sing the third verse of the national anthem again!
  2. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    I guess that Feb 31 may be correct in what is written down, historically, but does anyone really think that this would happen? In the 30's when the King wanted to marry a divorcee and again the 50's with Princess Margaret and Townsend it was the Royal Family that bowed to the politicians not the other way round.


  3. miketribe

    miketribe Occasional commenter

    Britain has an unwritten constitution. It is modified year by year through conventions arising from accepted practice. NONE of the prerogatives listed above has been exercised in a couple of hundred years. Victoria did block the appointment of an atheist divorcé by Gladstone, and monarchs certainly have the right to meet with and advise prime ministers. All the other "powers" are non-existent.
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  4. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Just glad I am living in China for the next 18 months.
  5. norwichred

    norwichred New commenter

    But you’re missing all the fun! :). It’s most entertaining watching the news at the moment......:)
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  6. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    ...I like the 14 million offered to Seabourne (?) to operate the 'no-deal' ferry service from Ramsgate despite them having no ferries. You couldn't make it up! :)
  7. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Since I live in China how to I get my slice of the 50 million pounds a year the UK government gives out to this poor underdeveloped country.

    Britex is just another excuse for the UK government to waste money.
  8. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

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  9. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

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