by Bodwyn Wook
PRAY Why may not — if indeed, really,’tis not allowed — The Queen withdraw Her prior assent in Privy Council to bills laid in this session; and, thereby in vetoing these refuse also this Parliament: and, thus, precipitate the much-needed General Election now, in England?
ONE Supposes that of course it will be replied that the ‘present’ state of the English constitution does not avail sovereignty the ‘meddling’ prerogative any more, at least not in this respect.
BE That as it may, an old wookean phrase for now, aha! I have you, then our argument for blissful elementary fluidity, and a corpus somewhat discrete, rather than an laborious and over-written, single, document in that lamentable American style, of the English Liberty is, thus, confirmed:
AN Evolving constitution is, precisely, that; and, so, if we suppose that sovereignty were thus moved: then sovereignty might well assert the claim in law by such an reversal of Her Privy Council in this matter a necessary re-casting of the prerogative.
WHY Ever cannot the motto be taken here to be:
IN Cases are discovered the limits on states?
WE Are told the first minister is the prime minister.
BE It so, and when the ministry then all and entirely, and first and last, are revealed amok — and the parties of the House of Commons are found collapsed in ir- or super-regulatory disorder otherwise criminal in the Common Law — and this state of affairs be so discovered In Council, the constitutional question now is become:
TO Whom to-day does the failed and broken task of the executive redound?
OF Course the final answer to that question is: The Electorate.
BUT — In the event of any present failure of the ministry and prime minister — and that present failure evidently so discovered to-day, and well beforetime — to whom now does fall to-day the public duty: to apprise voters of their re-pending task?
TO Whom now indeed, to-day, if not the sovereignty — and The Sovereign — of The People?
[Bodwyn Wook all rights reserved 24 May 2009]