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Queen seeking to sack Johnson

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Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Sep-19 15:29:08

Just that really. Poor soul who needs this at her age?

inews.co.uk/news/uk/queen-sought-advice-sacking-prime-minister-638320

Joelsnan Mon 30-Sep-19 15:32:11

Saw that and thought why does the queen, who has reigned for 60 odd years need anyone to tell her how to do her job?

Next we will be hearing that BJs dog is asking to be adopted.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Sep-19 15:32:48

This might help Her Maj.

t.co/6tZuwOA3Vt

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Sep-19 15:34:25

That was a very insightful post joelsnan🤔

MaizieD Mon 30-Sep-19 15:36:39

The Queen apparently took advice because she was put in a situation that had never happened before in all of her reign, and, as far as I am aware, hadn't happened for a 100 years or so.

The PM was trying to shut down Parliament so as to avoid scrutiny and he was using the Queen to do it.

Oopsminty Mon 30-Sep-19 15:36:59

Very odd article.

""It is understood that while there have been discussions between Downing Street and the Palace about the constitution and the Queen’s role, it would not be the case that the monarch would take it upon herself to dismiss a prime minister or advise him or her to step down.

However, i understands that any discussions did not relate to an active attempt by the Queen and her most senior advisors to sack Mr Johnson.""

I don't think the Queen will be losing any sleep about this.

mostlyharmless Mon 30-Sep-19 16:18:05

The Queen sought advice in case it became necessary to sack Johnson if he refuses to carry out Parliament’s order to extend Article 50. Which he repeatedly has said he will not do.
The detailed legal advice given is in Whitewave’s link - it’s not a newspaper article oopsminty.
inews.co.uk/news/uk/queen-sought-advice-sacking-prime-minister-638320

Oopsminty Mon 30-Sep-19 16:27:53

Hi mostlyharmless. I believe that inews is a newspaper. Based in London apparently. Not that it really matters. There's an awful lot of stuff on the Internet. We can always find something to suit.

NotSpaghetti Mon 30-Sep-19 16:28:27

She does need to know what the situation is, surely? It doesn't mean she's actively trying to sack Boris Johnson!

SirChenjin Mon 30-Sep-19 16:32:30

I would imagine her advisors are simply establishing the options open to them should Boris and his low life chums ever try and pull a stunt like that again.

mostlyharmless Mon 30-Sep-19 16:37:26

Some other sources of the news story for you oopsminty if those articles are too odd for you.
www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/former-attorney-general-warns-queen-20334099
www.scotsman.com/news/politics/queen-sought-advice-on-sacking-prime-minister-source-claims-1-5013774
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7520285/Dominic-Grieve-claims-Boris-Johnson-SACKED-QUEEN-fails-seek-Brexit-delay.html

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Sep-19 18:46:25

Jo Maugham QC
@JolyonMaugham

Replacing the lying, violence-inciting, women-molesting, Parliament-suspending, philandering, racist, rule-of-law denying, Queen-offending Charlatan is not merely desirable for our democracy, it is essential.

SirChenjin Mon 30-Sep-19 18:50:42

Well said Mr Maugham

Impartialandeducated Mon 30-Sep-19 19:58:53

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SirChenjin Mon 30-Sep-19 20:04:31

I disagree - Whitewave comes across as very intelligent, confident and insightful.

Do you find it difficult to hear opposing views about Brexit? You seem very angry.

tidyskatemum Mon 30-Sep-19 20:06:50

I wish she would!

Whitewavemark2 Mon 30-Sep-19 20:31:12

I see Dominic Grieve has stated that the Queen will be forced to sack Johnson if he refuses to apply to extend Article 50.

SirChenjin Mon 30-Sep-19 20:32:28

Interesting times indeed