Mudcat Café message #3823709 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161019   Message #3823709
Posted By: Teribus
30-Nov-16 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: The best type of government
Subject: RE: BS: The best type of government
"Prerogative powers were formerly exercised by the monarch acting on his or her own initiative. Since the 19th century, by convention, the advice of the prime minister or the cabinet—who are then accountable to Parliament for the decision—has been required in order for the prerogative to be exercised. The monarch remains constitutionally empowered to exercise the royal prerogative against the advice of the prime minister or the cabinet, but in practice would only do so in emergencies or where existing precedent does not adequately apply to the circumstances in question.

Today the royal prerogative is available in the conduct of the government of the United Kingdom, including foreign affairs, defence, and national security. The monarchy has a significant constitutional presence in these and other matters, BUT LIMITED POWER, because the exercise of the prerogative is in the hands of the prime minister and other ministers or other government officials.