Queen Elizabeth and Brexit

January 31, 2019

According to The New York Times:

…a prominent lawmaker suggested she employ a royal prerogative that has not been used for centuries: the right to tactically adjourn, or “prorogue,” a rebellious Parliament.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a hard-line Brexiteer…suggested [that]…the executive does have a secret weapon at its disposal: the monarch, who in centuries past reserved the power to adjourn Parliament and shelve pending legislation at will.

But a legal scholar said Mr. Rees-Mogg’s suggestion — “delving deep into constitutional vaults to activate the queen” — indicated the seriousness of Britain’s constitutional dilemma, as a weak government tries to push through an unpopular deal under extreme time pressure.

To read the entire article in The New York Times, please click here.

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