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Post by Guest on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 2:26 pm

The UK is said to have a constitutional Monarchy. So what "constitution" does that refer to? Britain is said not to have a written constitution but presumably there is a written constitution that lays out the limits of power of the monarchy: so any information on that would be gratefully received.

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Post by Pr4wn on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 2:42 pm

Britain has no constitution. Our system is still referred to as CM despite this, though. The documents the UK uses are the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Settlement 1701. The Magna Carta also limits the power of the monarchy to some degree.

The Queen's powers are limited to the extent that her role is ceremonial. David Cameron exercises his power under what is called Crown Prerogative. This basically means that he is exercising the Queen's power (which she still technically has) on her behalf.


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Post by Guest on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 2:54 pm

Thanks.

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 3:13 pm

Pr4wn wrote:Britain has no constitution. Our system is still referred to as CM despite this, though. The documents the UK uses are the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Settlement 1701. The Magna Carta also limits the power of the monarchy to some degree.

The Queen's powers are limited to the extent that her role is ceremonial. David Cameron exercises his power under what is called Crown Prerogative. This basically means that he is exercising the Queen's power (which she still technically has) on her behalf.


Wow. Bloody brilliant summation, who needs Google??!

I was going to go with "Magna Carta". Glad I didn't post first now....

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Post by Pr4wn on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 3:15 pm

Knew most of it but Wikipedia helped me with the individual laws Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu 14 Apr 2016, 3:17 pm

Toppy's already been warned on the dangers of Wikipedia

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Post by SecretFly on Sun 17 Apr 2016, 2:04 pm

The Prime Minister exercises the Queen's Power on HER behalf.

Nice of him. Nice of the people too to Vote on HER behalf to elect him. I'll bet they all think it's on their OWN behalf. Eejits! Wink

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