General Discussion of UK Politics

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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Whistler » October 30, 2022, 2:09 pm

There is a difference between the laws in Australia and the UK. Kerr's dismissal of Whitlam was nearly usurped by Whitlam himself. He had the power to dismiss Kerr's had he gotten in first. The UK prime minister cannot sack the regent.

Australia also has a written constitution that can be interpreted by the High court.

Laws are similar but not identical.


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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Earnest » October 30, 2022, 3:21 pm

Whistler wrote:
October 30, 2022, 2:09 pm
The UK prime minister cannot sack the regent.
No, parliament normally has to resort to execution to be rid of a monarch (1649).

Gough Whitlam enters the conversation again. Officer IC Udon Map is correct in indicating the UK law change but what has this to do with Australia? I'm befuddled to say the least.
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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by jackspratt » October 30, 2022, 3:24 pm

Earnest wrote:
October 30, 2022, 3:21 pm
Gough Whitlam enters the conversation again. Officer IC Udon Map is correct in indicating the UK law change but what has this to do with Australia? I'm befuddled to say the least.
Allow me to defuddle you - I was talking about the precedent.

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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Earnest » October 30, 2022, 3:25 pm

Thank you, Jack.
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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Udon Map » October 30, 2022, 4:31 pm

Earnest wrote:
October 30, 2022, 3:21 pm
Officer IC Udon Map is correct in indicating the UK law change but what has this to do with Australia? I'm befuddled to say the least.
No need for befuddlement. Have a look at the thread title. ;)

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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Whistler » October 30, 2022, 4:57 pm

In 1975, the Governor General who was the Queens representative sacked the Australisn Prime Minister using an obscure law called reserve powers. So if it could be done in Australia, would the same process be available in the UK?
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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by Earnest » October 31, 2022, 1:01 am

Udon Map wrote:
October 30, 2022, 4:31 pm
Earnest wrote:
October 30, 2022, 3:21 pm
Officer IC Udon Map is correct in indicating the UK law change but what has this to do with Australia? I'm befuddled to say the least.
No need for befuddlement. Have a look at the thread title. ;)

I know what the thread title is, I was trying to understand what the link was with Australia but Jack set me right.

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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by tamada » October 31, 2022, 3:38 am

Whistler wrote:
October 30, 2022, 4:57 pm
In 1975, the Governor General who was the Queens representative sacked the Australisn Prime Minister using an obscure law called reserve powers. So if it could be done in Australia, would the same process be available in the UK?
Depends if there's something similar to "reserve powers" and how obscure they are.

And if Charles has the bottle. Truss told him he couldn't attend COP27, Rishi says he's not interested in going to COP27 but now Johnson says he'll be showing up at COP27. I imagine right now, K!ng Charles is beyond befuddled and, to quote the late Sir Ken Dodd, is quite discomnockerated.
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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by pipoz4444 » November 18, 2022, 8:11 pm

Good times for the UK ahead

"Annual inflation rate in the UK jumped to 11.1% in October of 2022 from 10.1% in September, much higher than market forecasts of 10.7%. It is the highest inflation rate since October 1981, with main upward pressure coming from housing and household services (26.6% vs 20.2%), namely gas (128.9%) and electricity (65.7%).......................................

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages (16.2% vs 14.5%) also marched higher. On the other hand, transport cost slowed sharply (8.9% vs 10.6%), mainly motor fuels (22.2%) and second-hand car (-2.7%). Compared to September, the CPI jumped 2%, above forecasts of 1.7%"

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-kin ... lation-cpi

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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by tamada » November 22, 2022, 6:05 pm

Now if only the Tories could divest themselves of their loony, rightists, there's a chance the next British election will be a fair squabble with an invested electorate.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... dApp_Other
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Re: General Discussion of UK Politics

Post by stattointhailand » November 22, 2022, 6:15 pm

Not a hope, they have far to much invested in Britains failure.

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