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It might be advisable, as soon as possible, to pass a law that gives the Monarch the option of referring requests by the Prime Minister, such as prorogation, to the UK Supreme Court before granting or refusing them.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 09:40:02 PM EST
Why not just pass a law to give the House of Commons the power to set it's own sitting timetable?


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 09:59:15 PM EST
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But allowing the Monarch to seek judicial review would be broader than just prorogation.
 

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 02:39:35 AM EST
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It would be beneath the dignity of the Monarch to have to seek judicial sanction to exercise their prerogative to prorogue and much else. Best to maintain the fiction that the Queen has some discretion in this matter, when in fact the PM calls the shots.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 10:43:49 AM EST
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To the contrary, it would enhance her dignity to have a real choice she could make.


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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 07:38:38 PM EST
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