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I think I've been saying very similar things for quite a while. I probably wouldn't have reviously put it as harshly as "fuedalism playing democratic charade", but I think the gloves have come off as the powers that be, those who pull strings behind the scenes, have decided that the enefits are too great to risk losing them by maintaining the fictions of democratic goverment.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 09:02:37 PM EST
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Yep. And it is hard to blame the problems on the British constitution, given that the US, Israel, Italy, and several other democratic countries are suffering similar problems, even though the mechanical and legal structures of their governments are quite a bit different.
by asdf on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 02:30:10 AM EST
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The form of all their governments is republican.

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by Cat on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 03:22:26 AM EST
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And the Italians have just solved their problem, because they have the structures - mainly a President with key powers - to actually resolve them - whereas the Queen has virtually no power to do anything useful.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:41:33 AM EST
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Writing down your constitution hardly gives you a majority in the commons. As I understand it there would be ample time to install the Jam man as PM so he can ask for an extension and then call for new elections.
by generic on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 12:09:04 PM EST
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A majority in the Commons isn't required, see The Prisoner of No. 10

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 12:15:17 PM EST
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HRM is president pro temp of UK parliament? Why don't IE or BE have one of those?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 09:10:10 PM EST
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