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Don't believe the illusion. The Crown is still ultimate head of state and signs off acts of Parliament. I am massively anti monarchy.
Curious factoid, all the authoritarian government departments have Her Majesty's... in their title.
We have the department of transport, dept of work and pensions, blah but the following are still Her Majesty's:
HM Prison & Probation Service
HM Coast Guard
HM Revenue and Customs
HM Passport Office
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
The Crown very much has it's teeth in our administration and likes to remind us in the official names of select government departments.
Oh I forgot this obvious beauty: HM Courts & Tribunals Service ...Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Meh, you ain't Her Majesty's, same as all other peasant government departments.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
The constitutional position is that the Queen can do anything she likes, up to and including declaring war, on the sole condition that she acts "on the advice of her ministers". Think about that for a moment. The practical effect is that she can do absolutely nothing except what the Cabinet tells her to do.