( A ten minute read)
It’s true that her role as the British head of state is largely ceremonial, and the Monarch no longer holds any serious power from day-to-day. The historic “prerogative powers” of the Sovereign have been devolved largely to government ministers. But this still means that when the British government declares war, or regulates the civil service, or signs a treaty, it is doing so only on her authority.
The Queen’s consent is necessary to turn any bill into an actual law.
The United Kingdom, England, Great Britain? Are these three the same place? Different places?
Part of the confusion is that the United Kingdom is not a single country but instead is a country of countries. It contains inside of it four co-equal and sovereign nations. England, Scotland,Northern Ireland Welsh all ‘British.
’They have their own devolved Parliaments and are allowed to vote on English laws. However, as the four constituent countries don’t have their own passports, they are all British Citizens, like it or not.
The European union is not dealing with Great Britain as it is only a geographical term rather than a political term.
However this is not completely true, as all three constituent countries have islands that are not part of Great Britain, such as :The Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly and Lundy which are part of England, the Welsh Isle of Anglesey and the Scottish Hebrides, Shetland Island, Orkney Islands, Islands of the Clyde.
In Wales (52.5%) voters chose to leave the EU, compared with 772,347 (47.5%) supporting Remain.
In Northern Ireland (56%) voted to remain in the EU, 44% voted to leave.
In Scotland (38.0%) voted to leave, 62.0% voted to stay.
With the exception of Gibraltar and the sovereign areas on Cyprus, the British overseas territories are not part of the EU.
Gibraltar,voted overwhelmingly to remain. The Falkland Islands? 90 per cent of its exports go to the EU 27.
Commonwealth migrants from 54 states – including Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan and Nigeria – could join the electoral roll as long are they are residents in the UK.
Citizens from other European countries – apart from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus – did not get to vote on whether the UK remains part of the EU.
So I ask again, just who are the European Union negotiating with.
Is it the Crown? or the DUP
Who created the Crown? God Did.
God however – not wanted to be bothered with micromanagement – conveniently delegates his power to an entity called the crown.
Who created the DUP? England did.
It’s a useful reminder that the United Kingdom is still technically a theocracy with the reigning monarch acting as both the head of state and the supreme governor of the official state religion:
In the end the United Kingdom is a country situated on the british isles and is part of The Crown which is controlled by the monarchy.
Also part of the crown and the British isles are the crown dependencies.
The independent nations of the former empire that still recognize the crown are the commonwealth realm and the non-independent remnants of the former empire are the British overseas territories.
To London and Theresa May, the Irish don’t matter much as she and her government are held to ransom
The people of Northern Ireland and Mrs Foster remember this.
This shoddy DUP deal will ultimately cost Theresa May and England
far more than £1bn“
DUP will be back for more again and again. They have previous in such
However, both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom are members of the European Union even though England often likes to pretend that it’s an Island in the mid-atlantic rather than 50km off the cost of France.
Border or no border the Eu and any country doing a deal in the future would do well to establish just who are they are dealing with before any agreement is agreed.
But that’s a story for another day.
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