posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:27 PM
Originally posted by danielhanson420
reply to post by superman2012
the monarchy can overide parliment at anytime.
Not in the UK nor in any of the Commonwealth relams they can't. the "Royal prerogative" is constrained by eth laws passed by Parliament, and
customs of convention and precedent.
the monarch is REQUIRED to follow the advice of her (or his) ministers - which means doing as the Government says.
Even in the case of dissolving Parliament.
the only time the Monarch could possibly act "independantly" is if a PM loses confidence and resigns, the monarch hten sees if anyone else has
confidence of parliament, and if not dissolves the parliament and calls for new elections - but even then the path is set - they cannot just do what
they want to, and they have no power to not call for new elections.
they are also the head of all armed forces.
but she is not in the command structure - the military swears allegiance to her (or him), but are not actually commanded by her - she has no actual
authority.....the most het Monarch could do is refuse to approve the appointment of a new chief of Defence Staff if one had not carried out the PM's
wishes in some respect.
And that would create a constitutional crisis which would topple either the monarchy as an institutution (or place even more stringent limits on it)
orr the Govt of the time.
And the colonel of regiments is a strictly ceremonial post - again it carries no actual authority to command.
just because there not seen to hold the great power they once did dont belive there just a tourist attraction for americans to come visit. our
country cant go to war with out the queens permission.
Careless use of "permission" there - the monarch is required to sign a declaration of war if the PM tells her (him) to do so.
as for king of the world. over mine and millions of dead bodys
I'm sure many would be happy to arrange that for you, but if not him, then who would you prefer?
You seem to know very little of your own country's constitutinal arrangements - happy to help out from the colonies!