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Re: So, reality check please? (Ponderings)
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 04:01:48 PM »
She could refuse but iirc, it hasnt happened in hundreds of years.

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She actually has a lot of powers that haven’t been used without the wishes of the government in hundreds of years.  I like to imagine her calling the current Prime Minister to the Palace and saying to him, “Boris, there is something about you that gets right up the Royal nose. I am removing you and dissolving Parliament.”

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Powers of the Queen:

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).
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Re: So, reality check please? (Ponderings)
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 04:03:29 PM »
She actually has a lot of powers that haven’t been used without the wishes of the government in hundreds of years.  I like to imagine her calling the current Prime Minister to the Palace and saying to him, “Boris, there is something about you that gets right up the Royal nose. I am removing you and dissolving Parliament.”

https://www.bmsf.org.uk/about-the-monarchy/the-queen/duties-rights-and-powers-of-h-m-the-queen/
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Re: So, reality check please? (Ponderings)
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 04:16:47 PM »
There was a very good drama on TV In 2017 starring Tim Piggot Smith called King Charles III. Prince Charles becomes King after the death of QE II, and refuses to sign a bill into law, then uses some of the constitutional powers listed above.  Very well acted and researched, exploring such a constitutional crisis that is theoretically possible. The drama is available on Amazon Prime, I may have to watch it again.
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