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Is there any precedent for the Queen actually dismissing a PM? Have they all not resigned before they even got to the palace?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 09:07:00 AM EST
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While there is no precedent for the Queen dismissing a PM, there is also no precedent for many of this PM's actions. Howerver there was a report in the Guardian about the Queen seeking legal advice on so doing:
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At this strange moment in UK politics, Buckingham Palace could have a role to play

There is an adage in UK constitutional law that the crown is less important for the power it has than for the power it prevents others from having. In practice this means, or should mean, that the prime minister may be head of government but does not have absolute control. There are certain residual powers retained by the monarch.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 03:14:29 PM EST
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