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the queen still influences political decisions and policies.
asked if you guys also still have fairies, unicorns and terrorist attacks committed by warlocks.
But what is perplexing is how the queen still influences political decisions and policies.
Quote from: Pseudoscience-is-malarkey on 21/11/2020 23:37:28the queen still influences political decisions and policies. Unlike elected presidencies, parliament has the first and last word. The monarch can advise, with the benefit of a thousand years of hindsight and no stake in the outcome, but cannot demand or veto. Most importantly, she can't appoint or sack officials outside of her own household. Any time a member of the royal family makes a political statement, they get a bashing from all sides of the press. They are significant landowners and can invest capital in demonstrative projects, but, unlike bankers, newspaper proprietors, in-laws, blackmailers, foreign presidents and old school chums, can't tell the government what to do with public money and property. Unlike the PUS in the White House or the scum in the Kremlin, the Queen doesn't command or even encourage a ragtag army of knuckledragging racists to oppose the democratic process. You don't get to be the monarch by spending Daddy's money on razzmatazz and libel, nor by being a draft-dodging coward and liar. As nominal Commander in Chief of the British forces and representative of all the people, you actually have to serve in uniform and be polite to everyone.And unlike the hyperpatriotic sheep in the transatlantic banana republic, Brits enjoy laughing at themselves and the pathetic whimsies that stood up to fascism, abolished slavery, and invented practically everything from vaccines and railways to the world wide web. The Head of State doesn't need armed motorcades precisely because it isn't a political office.
The fact that we have Boris as a dictator even though he got much less than half the votes is a far dumber.
it would be interesting to know Carrie Symonds' legislative program.