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Old 01.10.2019, 17:54
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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To quote constitutional historian, Lord Peter Hennessy, "The constitution really did shift... the architecture of the British constitution will never be the same again' because 'the Supreme Court's reach… now penetrates the most intimate relationship in the British state, that between the head of government, the prime minister, and the head of state, Her Majesty the Queen.'".
Did you invent this quote??

What he actually said on World at One on BBC Radio 4.
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Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had “acted with immense insensitivity as well as illegality in advising the Queen to approve an order in council proroguing parliament”.

“One of those key lines is that you do not put the monarch in an embarrassing position, where she may appear to be acting politically. Mr. Johnson certainly did that.”

Lord Hennessy predicted that the court decision would scupper any move by the government to suspend parliament again. “This ruling should put an end to that dreadful talk that has been coming out of No 10 that they may ask for another prorogation and make sure it is lawful this time,” he said. “If there is one corpuscle of shame in the Prime Minister’s bloodstream, surely even he could not contemplate that now.”
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