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In a constitutional crisis, the Palace would undoubtedly defend its opinion in quiet corridors-of-power discussions.

Boris has just been called to form a government because the Queen was advised that he commanded a majority. If that were rapidly shown to be false, the Palace would want him out and another person named in his place. In other words, the Palace would have an at least advisory influence on the crisis that would be created if Boris attempted to hang on.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 at 07:54:53 AM EST
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I would bet that the Queen could get a majority in both the public and in parliament a long time before either of the two current party leaders. All she would have to do is take a reasonable centrist approach. The flag-wavers could be relied on supporting anything she proposed.

Probably there are solicitors studying up on their Henry VIII procedures right now.

by asdf on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 at 04:23:28 PM EST
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