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Thread #165570 Message #4006797
Posted By: Iains
01-Sep-19 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
So now Gove is refusing to rule out the possibility that the government will ignore any new law legitimately passed to prevent no-deal. I think I'll start calling it a regime, not a government.
Royal assent is the method by which a monarch formally approves an act of the legislature (either directly, or through an official acting on the monarch's behalf). In some jurisdictions, royal assent is equivalent to promulgation, while in others that is a separate step. Under a modern constitutional monarchy royal assent is considered to be little more than a formality; even in those nations which still, in theory, permit the monarch to withhold assent to laws.
the monarch almost never does so, save in a dire political emergency or upon the advice of their government. While the power to veto a law by withholding royal assent was once exercised often by European monarchs, such an occurrence has been very rare since the eighteenth century.
Royal assent is the final step required for a parliamentary bill to become law. Once a bill is presented to the sovereign or the sovereign's representative, he or she has the following formal options:
the sovereign may grant royal assent, thereby making the bill an Act of Parliament.
the sovereign may delay the bill's assent through the use of his or her reserve powers, thereby vetoing the bill.
the sovereign may refuse royal assent on the advice of his or her ministers
An unelected rabble trying to force legislation through with the connivance of a clearly partisan speaker overlook one vital factor.
Without accountability there is no legitimacy. The government in power does not have to offer bills for Royal assent when they no control over the content.
The legitimate way to rebel is through a vote of no confidence thereby triggering aGeneral Election.
Compo the compost king knows he would be thrashed into oblivion should the election arise. Hence he will even frustrate that course of action.