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originally posted by: helldiver
a reply to: boymonkey74
I'd agree with brainwashing thing. Scotland has just voted to remain in political and economical shackles as a direct result.
originally posted by: Jesuslives4u
originally posted by: Whereismypassword
Your talking absolute rubbish,the queen stays neutral on politics and wouldn't say anything
The queen is pure evil?
Ok I get it your racist to the English,so change your name here as it's not fitting
Not true the queen does interfere in politics. Do you not know your own laws and rules over the land. Does she not speak before your parliament concerning political issues?
originally posted by: Jesuslives4u
originally posted by: neformore
a reply to: Jesuslives4u
Both sides put forward an argument. People weighed it up and voted. Approximately 3.6 million of them.
2 million voted no.
1.6 million voted yes.
Thats a democratic vote.
Sorry, but you're coming across here as either having severe sour grapes, or are trolling for the sake of it.
Both sides? And who supported the NO side? Who spoke out for the NO side?
In the other day's Daily Mail, a photograph of the queen was in the paper when she spoke of this (in a threatening manner... you better think about this or somewhat to those words) now the photograph could have been taken earlier but did you see her face? Pure evil! Cameron spoke as well and many others ..... since when are they Scottish?
So England did not get involved in the Scottish vote? really?
What I would say, is that we must not rely on hope, but on action, not on quiet anticipation but on a noisy and high visibility counter action on the part of the British people.
originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: Jesuslives4u
Servant to England?? Last time I checked, the Scots got more out of the UK than they put back in.
That plus they are about to be given even more powers.
It's a win for Scotland no matter how you look at it, and a win for the whole UK as we remain together.
The Queen has the power to prorogue (suspend) and to summon (call back) Parliament – prorogation typically happens at the end of a parliamentary session and the summoning occurs shortly after, when The Queen attends the State Opening of Parliament.
It is The Queen’s right and responsibility to grant assent to bills from Parliament, signing them into law. Whilst in theory she could decide to refuse assent, the last Monarch to do this was Queen Anne in 1708.
The Queen can create Orders-in-Council and Letters Patent which regulate parts to do with the Crown, such as precedence, titles. Orders in Council are often used by Ministers nowadays to bring Acts of Parliament into law.
Her Majesty also has the power to appoint and remove Ministers of the Crown.
The Queen is responsible for appointing the Prime Minister after a general election or a resignation, in a General Election The Queen will appoint the candidate who is likely to have the most support of the House of Commons. In the event of a resignation, The Queen listens to advice on who should be appointed as their successor.
The Sovereign retains the power to declare war against other nations, though in practice this is done through the Prime Minister and Parliament of the day
Under British law, The Queen is above the law and cannot be prosecuted – she is also free from civil action.
The Royal Pardon was originally used to retract death sentences against those wrongly convicted. It is now used to correct errors in sentencing and was recently used to give a posthumous pardon to WW2 codebreaker, Alan Turing.
The Queen is commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and all members swear an oath of allegiance to The Queen when they join; they are Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
The Queen’s powers include the commissioning of officers into the Armed Forces and also removing commissions (when members of the Armed Forces salute and officer, they are saluting The Queen’s commission).
The organisation and disposition of the Armed Forces are part of the Royal Prerogative; the crown technically controls how the Armed Forces are used.
The Queen may create a peerage for any person – whether a life peerage or hereditary one, though hereditary peerages haven’t been issued for decades outside of the Royal Family.
It is The Queen’s prerogative power to create orders of knighthood and to grant any citizen honours. From the Royal Victorian Order to the Order of the Garter.
The issuing and withdrawal of passports are within the Royal Prerogative – this is often used by ministers on behalf of The Queen. All British passports are issued in The Queen’s name.
This power allows a ship to be commandeered in Her Majesty’s name for service to the realm. This power was used on the QE2 to take troops to the Falklands after the Argentine invasion in 1982.
originally posted by: jrmcleod
Shut up with your lies. I am sick fed up hearing that. Scotland gets back less than it puts in. GO AND RESEARCH IT.
Scotland will get NO extra powers, we will leave Europe and have a private healthcare.
One thing has been highlighted though, we have finally found out that there is only 1.5million TRUE Scots in this country!
The basic facts are that Scotland accounts for 8.4% of the UK population, 8.3% of the UK's total output and 8.3% of the UK's non-oil tax revenues - but 9.2% of total UK public spending.
Scottish Executive figures for 2009-10 show that spending per capita in Scotland was £11,370, versus £10,320 for the UK. In other words, spending in Scotland was £1,030 - or 10% higher - per head of population than the UK average.
What about revenues? The same source shows Scottish total non-oil tax revenues coming in at £42.7bn in 2009-10, or £8,221 per head, which compares with total public expenditure attributable to Scotland of £59.2bn, or £11,370 per head.
Incidentally, these numbers include not just the so-called "identifiable" public spending that took place in Scotland, on schools, roads and the like, but also more amorphous parts of the budget like defense and debt interest.
On this basis, Scotland 'got' £16.5bn more in UK public spending in 2009-10 than it contributed to total UK revenues - or a 'subsidy' of around £3,150 per head.
Now it is customary - even south of the border - to point out that Scotland has greater spending needs than many other parts of the UK, because it has a higher unemployment rate, for example, and higher levels of expensive illnesses like heart disease and cancer.