Unfortunately, as I’m sure you’ve now guessed, the Union that we don’t want to remain part of continues along its merry way to transporting us back a few centuries.
Of course now it is those beloved ‘wealth creators’ more than aristocrats to whom we must all be subservient. I wonder when we’ll have to start doffing our caps to “Captains Of Industry” and the like. Can’t be long now.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Duncan-Smith and Osborne should just cut out the wishy-washy stuff and launch on a new platform of Feudalism For A Modern Britain.
However they clearly don’t want something too modern, some of those old aristocrats are still hanging on dearly to the levers…
Whitehall papers prepared by Cabinet Office lawyers show that overall at least 39 bills have been subject to the most senior royals’ little-known power to consent to or block new laws. They also reveal the power has been used to torpedo proposed legislation relating to decisions about the country going to war.
The internal Whitehall pamphlet was only released following a court order and shows ministers and civil servants are obliged to consult the Queen and Prince Charles in greater detail and over more areas of legislation than was previously understood.