Thursday, May 06, 2010

personal prerogative powers

Myself: I stopped off at the polling station and voted on the way to work this morning.

Prodnose: Indeed; one of the three main prerogative powers recognised under the common law which still reside in the jurisdiction of the Crown may well be relevant to tomorrow's result.

Myself: Did you see the football last night? It was on in 3D in the pub. We hired glasses from behind the bar. It was great.

Prodnose: If after the election no one party has an absolute majority in the House (as in 1923, 1929 and February 1974) then the Queen will send for the leader of the party with the largest number of seats (as in 1929 and 1974) or with the next largest number of seats (as in January 1924). Alternatively, the sovereign will have to initiate discussions with and between the parties to discover, for example, whether a government could be formed by a politician who was not a party leader or whether a coalition government could be formed.

Myself: Interesting times. Innit I saw that Jordan once in a club, she woz well fit bruv .........

1 comment:

Nick Browne said...

Last time there was a hung parliament (1974) Suzi
Quatro's Devilgate Drive was number one.