posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 04:28 PM
The Queen (or future King) does not have to take any power back because the head of state, that is to say the Queen already has significant power.
For example it is the Queen who makes a formal declaration of war and actually decides on the prime minister, however the she has to appoint based on
the outcome of the election, however it is her who turns round to the PM and says words to the effect of “my people have said they want you to
create a government and lead this country for the next four years, go and do it”. The problem arises when we have a hung parliament where the Queen
can actually just say “oi, you, go govern for a while until we sort this out”, it almost happened at the last General election. She is also the
one who dissolves government.
So your thread actually fails because you don’t understand the role of the Monarchy. They do already have the type of power that you are talking
about however in practice it isn’t used, it is sometimes also called the “Royal prerogative” she delegates it to Her Majesties Government. The
Monarchy have a lot more power than what people think, it is the Queen who signs new legislation into law for example.
What is really good about our system of government is that the Monarchy and Parliament keep each other in check. The Queen can tell the Government to
get lost if they turn tyrannical and the government would probably to a lesser extend have the same power of the monarchy. Our constitutional order is
actually way superior to that of the United States in that sense.
So yeah, thanks for the warning, but we don’t need it.