Tory coup a direct ‘challenge to monarchy’


8:55 am - May 5th 2010

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A leading constitutional expert has warned that plans for a ‘Tory coup’ – in which David Cameron declares himself Prime Minister – would bring the Conservative party into direct conflict with Buckingham Palace.

Professor Stephen Haseler, professor of government at London Metropolitan University and director of the Global Policy Institute, said:

This plan is a direct to challenge to the role of the Queen. It will put the Tory party on a collision course with the monarchy.

The monarch, under our constitution, must wait until the outgoing Prime Minister has advised her to appoint his successor. This convention is designed to avoid the Queen being maneouvred by politicians.

Cameron’s coup would not only embarass the Queen and draw her into political controversy, it would also raise serious questions about the future of the monarchy.

Republic spokesperson Graham Smith added:

If Cameron does declare himself Prime Minister, he may well find favour with a large section of the public and with the Tory press. That would immediately raise the question of how the PM is chosen, by what rules Brown can stay on and who has the power to sack Brown and install Cameron. That would pitch the Tory party and the public against the Queen.”

If any lessons can be learnt from a possible hung parliament that leaves Cameron out in the cold it’s that we need clear rules, a written constitution and a head of state with a mandate to act and an agreed role to play.

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Who issued the press release?

Does anyone know if troops stationed in barracks in and around London have yet been put on stand-by?

It was news to me that trading in the bond markets on Friday morning is due to open at 1am.

But the Monarchy are tory to their toes so they want care.

And anyway they want fox hunting brought back so they will have no problem supporting Dave. The royals have a long history of backing brown shirts.

No comment:

“When David Cameron went for his first interview at Conservative Central Office, the Mail on Sunday once wrote, the party received a phone call from a man in Buckingham Palace. ‘I understand you are to see David Cameron,’ the caller said. ‘I’ve tried everything I can to dissuade him from wasting his time on politics but I have failed. I am ringing to tell you that you are about to meet a truly remarkable young man.’

“Whether the story is true or not, the statement certainly is. Having only entered the Commons in 2001, he became party leader in 2005 and aims to be prime minister in 2010. The story before his parliamentary rise is just as interesting, however.”
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/elections/key-players/post/keyplayers/10/

The royals have a long history of backing brown shirts…

come on Sally….name names….and do not try the discredited action of naming a King who abdicated….

Hi Bob…does that remind you of a soapy lawyer called Blair at all?

@5: “come on Sally….name names….and do not try the discredited action of naming a King who abdicated….”

C’mon. Try the Wikipedia entry for Edward VIII:

” .. After his abdication, [Edward VIII] was created Duke of Windsor, and in 1937 toured Nazi Germany. During the Second World War, he was at first stationed with the British Military Mission to France, but after private accusations that he held pro-Nazi sympathies, he was moved to The Bahamas as Governor. After the war, he was never given another official appointment, and spent the remainder of his life in retirement. . .”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VIII_of_the_United_Kingdom

For more detail, try this link:
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Edward_VIII_of_the_United_Kingdom.html

5

The information is there if you bother to look.
But people like you prefer to cling to the myth so you never bother looking.

But you can start my taking a much closer look into the Queen mother.
Why do you think they pulled all that looking in the face of the east end bullshit?

@6: “Hi Bob…does that remind you of a soapy lawyer called Blair at all?”

I was never an admirer nor a supporter of Tony Blair, partly or mainly because I took an instant dislike to someone who went around offering his “strong leadership” as well as the trappings of a personality cult that developed around the ascendancy of New Labour. But then I like my politics rational, without the complications of charismatic personalities, and secular.

The public deceits associated with taking us into the war with Iraq in 2003 confirmed my suspicions, especially in the light of that passage in Blair’s keynote speech to the Chicago Economic Club in april 1999:

“If we want a world ruled by law and by international co-operation then we have to support the UN as its central pillar.”
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/international/jan-june99/blair_doctrine4-23.html

Nor did I share Blair’s enthusiasm for signing up to the Euro.

@3 Sally: But the Monarchy are tory to their toes so they wont care.

The Queen reportedly wasn’t a big fan of Margaret Thatcher.

11. Philip Drury

The only good thing about our constitution (the written part being the statutes) is that it allows change to be brought in much faster than it would be if we had a written constitutional document like most parts of the world do. It could take months or even years to get the wording changed in the document so that social and economic or political change could be brought about in an emergency. The consept of a written document is appealing in many ways though since it should enshrine the rights of a nation state and it’s citizens for all time and makes it very difficult to remove them over night.

We could still have a minimalist Monarchy (meaning the rule of one) written into the constitution so that much of our systems of checks and balances remain intact but without the pomp and ceremony that emphasizes the elitist’s ruling class and the condition of privalidge so prevelent within our social system.


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