Sunday, May 17, 2009

Is the Queen about to dissolve Parliament?

Her Majesty has exercised little of her constitutional powers over Parliament during her 57 year reign. She has dutifully granted Royal Assent to thousands of Bills, some of which must have stretched her Christian conscience to the limits. She has performed the bidding of her ministers in dissolving Parliament, opening Parliament, and summoning party leaders to ask if they are able to form a government. But although much of her power has become theoretical, subsumed to procedural convention, she does retain the constitutional right to warn her prime minister on any matter she sees fit.

It appears that she is concerned that the corrosive revelations of the corrupt behaviour of MPs is doing for the reputation of Parliament what the response of the Royal Family to the death of Diana Princess of Wales almost did for the institution of Monarchy. Trust and confidence have evaporated. Parliament is paralysed, and its future is in jeopardy. Public outrage can easily be whipped up into revolutionary dissent, and drastic action must be taken to avert mass revolt and social disorder. We are not quite in the Paris of 1789, but we are long last past Downing Street of 1990 and fast approaching the Brixham of 1688. We only lack Seven Bishops or an ‘immortal seven’ politicians. Commoners have been known to get rid of lords and kings, and backbenchers have brought down prime ministers. It is time for another Glorious Revolution – for ‘religion, liberty, property and a free Parliament’.

It is difficult to see how Speaker Martin can survive. Cranmer shall post more on this tomorrow as Mr Speaker looks to be facing a vote of no confidence. He has become symbolic of and inseparable from the sleaze and decay with which Parliament is now inflicted. Her Majesty must realise this, and warn the Prime Minister that the nation’s First Commoner is no longer fit for office for he is more concerned by the interests of the Executive than with the will of the people. But the House of Commons must also be purged of those who have blatantly defrauded the taxpayer. And we are not talking of those who have claimed reasonably ‘within the rules’, but those who have purposely manipulated those rules for greed and the manifestly unreasonable purpose of maximising their personal income. Many MPs are good, quite a few in between, but some are identifiably bad. Multiple claims for the same pieces of furniture, the apportioning of two ‘second homes’, claiming for non-existent mortgages, using allowances to refurbish property for the sole purpose of selling it on – all of these amount to fraud. The CPS must investigate, and arrests must be made. Criminal charges ought to be brought in the first instance against Elliot Morley, Andrew Mackay, Julie Kirkbride, Fraser Kemp and David Chaytor. Repayment in these cases in an insufficient sanction: they defrauded the public purse and are indelibly stained with corruption. They should be deselected immediately and barred from holding public office.

Her Majesty must dissolve Parliament: it is her moral duty. The Prime Minister must call an immediate General Election: it is a political imperative. The Houses of Parliament belong to the people: the House of Commons is our chamber. The constitutional checks and balances developed over the centuries need to have their powers restored. The House of Commons must be free to debate and make its own laws, for it is their privilege, irrespective of EU suppression; ministers must be accountable to Parliament, irrespective of the myriad of bureaucratic quangos which have usurped that responsibility; the House of Lords must be reformed, for it is has become a chimera of confusion; the Monarch must have her kingdom returned to her, for she is the Head of State; and the people must have their sovereignty restored, for democracy depends upon it.

Your Majesty, please dissolve this decomposing parliament for the stench of decay reaches right to the nostrils of God.


Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

Your Grace,

There is little doubt of the popular view, that we require a General election forthwith.

Considerable detriment has been done to its integrity and honour.

We all know that such a course would inevitably result in the downfall of this despised Labour Government.


17 May 2009 at 10:58  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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17 May 2009 at 11:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No she will not. The Royals only open fairs, tour the world and are used as tourist attractions.
They have no useful functions, other than those.

Charles also visits various religious institutions, at which he wears odd regalia and worships a number of Gods.

This is the 21st century and we should no longer be forced to substitute the luxurious lifestyles of our Norman invaders and their shameful offspring.

17 May 2009 at 11:11  
Anonymous Anguished Soul said...

Excellent post Your Grace.

Perhaps the Lord is behind this. He has cleansed His Church in previous months, now it's time for a cleansing of government. I hope for our nations sake that He is.

17 May 2009 at 11:13  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr Anguished Soul,

His Grace must have forgotten or completely missed the Lord cleansing his Church in recent months.

Could you remind him?

17 May 2009 at 11:17  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Is the Queen about to dissolve Parliament, Your Grace?

I certainly hope so.

She shouldn't stop at merely dissolving, she should flush it down the sewer where it belongs.

17 May 2009 at 11:21  
Anonymous Stop Common Purpose said...

Her Majesty should dissolve Parliament and abolish Common Purpose while she is about it.

17 May 2009 at 11:22  
Anonymous Anabaptist said...

C'mon, Cranny. If it's the people's House, the Queen can't dissolve it. If it's her House, then it's not ours. Make your mind up.

17 May 2009 at 11:24  
Blogger Anoneumouse said...

If any of your readers wish to send a letter to Her Majesty, then there is a template here

Just copy & paste and print it off and send first thing Monday morning, it will arrive just befor next weeks HM and PM meeting

17 May 2009 at 11:44  
Blogger Demetrius said...

We no long have a lame duck government, we now have a dead duck government. We cannot afford a one year "power outage" in the present circumstances.

17 May 2009 at 11:52  
Anonymous Anguished Soul said...

Apologies Your Grace. I should have qualified my statement.

I've felt for a long time that a purging of the Church was coming, for judgment always starts in the House of God. The Lord laid upon my heart last year that His judgment was upon the Evangelic Church for the amount of lies they told in His Holy name and for the amount of profiteering from it.

Last year at the Feast of Tabernacles, I felt that purging. It may not be apparent to the naked eye, but the Lord has separated out a remnant church, one that truly loves His word and looks forward to His appearing.

Not to be confused with the Arch Druidian, neo-pagan, Harlot/Apostate Church we see still in place in the physical.

May the Lord bless you. Keep up the good work.

17 May 2009 at 11:57  
Blogger Microcosm said...

Well the cracks are in the dyke and im buggered if anyone wants to stick their fingers in.

But the real deal is not just about Parlaiment, its about usury, we need to keep bursting the bubbles of deception, stop behaving as debtors in a bankrupt society and claim our rights as creditors, to build the decent society we would have.

That means learning to behave responsibly and with dignity as Sons of Men and Children of God.

The monetary system must be backed by you, with you as the creditors who gives value to your Nations currency.

Then we can all have jobs doing what we are best suited to and education and training to do the things that give meaning and purpose to our World.

17 May 2009 at 12:21  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Is the message finally sinking in? I hope Cameron's paying attention.

17 May 2009 at 12:33  
Anonymous oiznop said...

Its good to see that Tim Montgomerie agrees with Your Grace on the need for reform. His 5 point plan:

1) Corrupt MPs like Mackay and Kirkbride must be deslected

2) Introduce the power of recall of MPs between parliaments (not sure how that would work)

3) The Speaker must go

4) Cut the cost of politics

5) Challenge voter apathy (though the other 4 seem to be a major contributory factor to this!)

Your Grace should write for ConHome.

17 May 2009 at 12:40  
Blogger Manfarang said...

The Queen won't be dissolving Parliament after all isn't she given some expenses that amount to a few million quid?
Vote on June 4th.Remember UKIP is not a clean party.
How to fix things.Parties have their rank and file.We give money and time to the party to which we belong.We don't do it for others to milk the system.
Yes there will be letters but not to the Queen.Answers will be expected.Action will be expected.

17 May 2009 at 12:44  
Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

Your Grace,

I predict that Speaker Martin will be offered the customary Peerage as the Lord Martin and other perks and benefits, if the Labour Party can get away with it. Disgraceful. Mr Martin should be grateful to receive a pension, let alone a Life Peerage.


17 May 2009 at 13:09  
Anonymous Charles said...

Your Grace,

I think the problem harks back much further than this. The real issue is that there is no point in the House of Commons as currently constituted.

Under the Glorious Revolution the intention was to separate the Executive (the Crown) from Parliament. However, under the present situation (perhaps Hailsham's Dictatorship would be the right mnemomic) the Executive has once more captured control of Parliament.

Time to move to the American system, I think, - which was originally an attempt to formalise the UK separation.

17 May 2009 at 13:19  
Anonymous John Malcolmson said...

Your Grace:

"The House of Commons must be free to make its own laws....despite EU suppression"

It surely cannot properly do so until the EU suppression is removed. What is the point of putting our own "House" in order while we are still enslaved to an increasingly totalitarian, monolithic institution in which the level of corruption is such as to make our own MPs appear pillars of rectitude?

17 May 2009 at 13:21  
Anonymous Rachel said...

The Queen is not given millions of pounds of our money. Parliament administers the Royal Estates, and pays a paltry amount back to the Queen.

At the beginning of each reign I believe that each monarch decides whether to administer the estates themselves, or sign them over to Parliament receiving back what everyone appears to believe is our money.

On Charle's ascension don't be surprised if he chooses to adminster himself, he is a very astute business man.

How appropriate the wv is dippin

17 May 2009 at 13:38  
Anonymous len said...

This government or should I say this parliament has taken this country to the brink.
Where we go from here is anyone`s guess but we certainly are at a crossroads and need someone who commands respect and with the authority to take over.
As for the church, the Lord has separated out a remnant, but organised religion keeps cruising along oblivious that it is on a collision course with the Lord Himself.

17 May 2009 at 13:43  
Blogger Manfarang said...

The cost to you and I as taxpayers.66p per person according to the last set of accounts.About forty million pounds.

wv kansc

17 May 2009 at 14:17  
Blogger john in cheshire said...

Somewhere in all of this filth, I would hope that credit is given where it is due. In that, I mean those MPs who voted to defeat the proposal to exempt MPs from disclosure of information - sorry, I don't know the exact bill. But, Parliament could quite easily have voted to keep this information secret. So, there must be some honourable people in the halls of government, even if they are few and far between.

17 May 2009 at 14:22  
Anonymous Realist said...

A week is a long time in politics, so it's best to leave this storm in a teacup to die down for a while.

An election now might allow odious extremists to be elected, as voters sought to 'punish' the establishment.

17 May 2009 at 14:59  
Blogger ProudGeordie said...

Your Grace,

Have you considered that, considering Queen Elizabeth has exercised non of her powers in the 57 years of her reign, but she has signed off on every sovereignty stealing 'treaty' the EU has devised, she might just declare that parliament is now unfit for purpose, a legacy system of governance and declare that the nice, modern EU parliament would be more suited to the 21st century? It would probably be met with little disapproval from the chattering classes as who could argue Westminster is polluted?

You heard it here first.

17 May 2009 at 15:05  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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17 May 2009 at 16:10  
Anonymous not a machine said...

If the word dissolve , refres to placing those of ill repute into concentrated acid . it seems a little harsh , but yet has a strange appeal to me

17 May 2009 at 16:28  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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17 May 2009 at 16:39  
Blogger OldSouth said...

England, you have finally 'caught up' with the United States: You now have your own Richard Nixon.

However, in 1974, it was the Republican leadership, led by Senator Howard Baker, who confronted Nixon and told him he could not continue. In the interests of the Constitution and the nation, he had to resign.

To his credit, he did(unlike the disgraced and disgraceful Clinton, backed to the hilt by his corrupt party).

Here is a prayer that someone in Labour will have sufficient love of country to confront Brown. If not that, then hopefully the Queen will act.

It is tragic that Brown has brought his nation to the brink, out of sheer lust for power.

17 May 2009 at 17:17  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

Queen to dissolve parliament? Cameron heir to Thatcher?
Your marbles are in the post. Please do not lose them again your Grace.

17 May 2009 at 17:59  
Blogger Pete said...

and if you wonder how to vote - remember that staying at home is NOT an option

spoil your ballot rather than vote for a party you do not believe in or trust

Your Grace' I look to you to espouse this and expound on its wisdom

17 May 2009 at 18:25  
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17 May 2009 at 21:03  
Blogger Dissenter said...

Yes indeed it stinketh, but as my good wife asked concerning the extraordinary kerfuffle over MP's expenses, 'what bigger and worse story is this being used to cover up' (as in 'a good day to bury bad news')?

What is the total sum of these expenses, a couple of hundred £ thousand? A lot of the outrage seems overblown '£5,000 on cleaning a shared flat (over several years)-seems quite reasonable. I think a professional man working away from home can very reasonably ask for a paid domestic help.

And what's with the fuss about a trouser press-are MPs meant to go to the Palace of Westminster, inportant meetings or press conferences in denims or jump suits?

These expenses are not very large compared to the amount they routinely waste on cock-eyed NHS reorganisation, to name but one. No, what really bothers me is the creeping tyranny and ever increasing over-regulation. Give them a milion pounds a year and get them off our cherished liberties. Venality is better than tyranny.

Having said that, may I quote Hilaire Belloc's epitaph on a Politician

'Here richly with ridiculous display
The politicians's corpse was laid away
While all of his aquintance sneered and slanged
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.'

17 May 2009 at 21:16  
Blogger Dissenter said...

With my complete Hilaire Belloc's verse open, I couldn't resist posting this too


'Lump says that Caliban's of gutter breed
And Caliban says that Lump's a fool indeed
And Caliban and Lump and I are all agreed.'

Of course Christians are supposed to pray for our governors that we might have peace, perhaps we have neglected this duty. But perhaps our venal, apostate and adulterous nation has got the politicians we deserve.......

17 May 2009 at 21:30  
Blogger McKenzie said...

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17 May 2009 at 21:33  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr McKenzie,

You avatar gives His Grace a migraine.

17 May 2009 at 21:52  
Blogger Catosays said...

Although I've read this blog fairly regularly, I can't remember commenting hereon before.

It seems to me that we are indeed at a cross roads and as I've said before, it'll take one fool going in the wrong direction to set off a conflagration such as we have not seen for many years.

We are being and have been governed by a set of myopic self serving fools who, when they are riding in the tumbrils, will be wondering what they've done to upset the people.
"But", they will say, "I only claimed for a second house/porn films/lavatory seats/a non existent mortgage. What's wrong with that?"

17 May 2009 at 22:17  
Blogger Christian said...

On an unrelated topic. This may interest you your grace:

17 May 2009 at 22:20  
Blogger The Grim Reaper said...

Should the Queen dissolve Parliament? Yes.

Will it happen? For some reason or other, I suspect not.

17 May 2009 at 22:31  
Blogger Paul Halsall said...

The Queen has no constitutional power to dissolve parliament. To suggest otherwise is simple ignorance.

17 May 2009 at 23:12  
Blogger Thatsnews said...

I think the Queen does have a theoretical power to dissolve parliament.

But I doubt that she would even attempt to use it. It is more likely that she would call in certain key persons and advice them of her concerns. Then Mr Brown would be given the proverbial bottle of Scotch and the revolver.

Meanwhile, Mr Speaker is not doing all that well, himself...
Speaker's statement.

18 May 2009 at 00:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree competely. However:
"exercised little of"
surely "few"?
"Cranmer shall post"
why not "will"?

18 May 2009 at 00:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And which of the expenses MPs will be standing again?

18 May 2009 at 01:23  
Anonymous Realist said...

Well, this just confirms what I said earlier. It would be total folly to call a general election while the polls are showing results like these...

Once the dust has settled, the voters will calm down and it will be political business as usual. That's the time to call an election.

18 May 2009 at 02:30  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

How come when 80% of our Laws have been surrendered to a foreign Power that no charges of Treason have been brought against the Political class in Westminster.
A case for Treason

18 May 2009 at 12:27  
Anonymous Richard Pearce said...

Please sign this petition requesting the Queen to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election.

18 May 2009 at 13:30  
Blogger daymo said...

Or this one

18 May 2009 at 20:35  
Blogger North Northwester said...

Lot of dozy republicans around here - and those who don't seem to understand our constitution and representative government.

In 2005 the British people cast their votes and produced a decent-sized Labour majority.

That majority is intact and the election still valid. There is no constitutional crisis.
Our nation is not under any kind of fast threat and no general election is likely to expose the electorate to knowledge of the demographic and global threats that may overwhelm us in the next generations or two.

Her Majesty has no need to call an election: rump governments are legitimate governments still.

Despicable as the preponderance of the Commons MPs are, and wholly responsible for our nation's economic woes as the Labour Party definitely is they are there legitimately, and Labour may rightfully hold on till 2010.

Oh, and try to bloody the Tories' noses next month - true conservatives would be dancing on Labour's electoral grave by now: not whistling in the dark of only 40% support.

Suck it up, and kick them out in good time, ladies and gentlemen, but the electorate's last votes are still legitimate because we've still got a democracy here. Just about.

19 May 2009 at 07:34  
Anonymous Matt Showering said...

Simon Heffer's article on this subject in The Daily Telegraph on Monday was very interesting, but raised some complicated questions.

He described the Queen's role in the constitution as being not that of an 'umpire' but that of a 'long stop' (Comment, May 18), but declined to mention the fact that in the Commonwealth Realms there have been several instances where the Queen's representatives, the Governors-General, HAVE acted as umpires in times of constitutional crisis. I firmly believe that if the expenses scandal were unfolding in Australia, the Governor-General would've sacked the government and called an election by now - as happened there in 1975 when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam refused to back down following loss of supply.

I think Mr Heffer was right to praise the Queen for having declined to take any stronger action than warning her ministers thus far, as there has always existed a fear that monarchical intervention of that nature would run the risk of sparking another civil war. But therein lies the problem. Republicans argue that we monarchists contradict ourselves by labelling the monarch a check and balance on the executive while praising her for being above politics - you can't be both, they say; but the reality is that there was a time when deference to the Sovereign, and unwillingness to risk tarnishing their good name, would have prompted a prime minister and his government to stand down if a crisis got out of hand; the symbolic weight of the monarchy alone was therefore a check and balance in itself, and that seemingly contradictory position was very real. Sadly, we have to accept that those days are long gone; but to react by abolishing the monarchy as the republicans would have us do, would be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

What we clearly must do, though, is reassess the monarchy's place in the constitution. We must start by addressing the bizarre status quo that now exists by virtue of the continuation of that old chivalry - i.e. "I must protect the Queen at all costs" - among Her Majesty's Governors-General, with the result that the overseas realms somehow get more out of the monarchy than we do, in the democratic sense, because of their unique constitutional positions. Supporters of this status quo need to realise that their patronising and frankly absurd convictions would render the Queen powerless to act even if our worst fears were realised and the BNP took power.

The bottom line is that since British politicians are no longer careful to protect the Queen from partisanship, there should be no obstacle to her protecting her people from the politicians if they overstep the mark - and there is no obstacle bar the doctrines of the "She still can't get involved" lobby. If made to see reason, these people can clear the way for the Royal Prerogative to be invoked if the crisis escalates so high as to touch the very fabric of our constitution, which I do not believe has happened JUST yet. The preposterous argument of the British republican movement that the masses would never tolerate such an event, can then be put to bed once and for all; as anyone who would object in this scenario must be donating all their salary to help poor old Jacqui Smith with those unbearable living costs.

20 May 2009 at 18:18  
Blogger What's in a name? said...

Parliament has been allowed to become what it is; it has been a systematic and intentional degredation of a centuries old institution, for the purpose of eliminating its powers and the Queen's sovereignty, so that Britain will be ruled by the EU. Legislation is no longer the remit of Parliament - our laws are made in Brussels.
How could so many Britons be so complacent and blind? For God's sake, wake up and pray! Our freedoms have been and are being sneaked away from us all the time -politicians have lied, lied and lied again and again, saying that of course Britain will retain sovereignty; of course it's not about losing power. Read the history and do the math. Habeaus Corpus down the drain, Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights ignored, ancient freedoms and rights surreptitiously rescinded; and does anyone wonder why parliament under Bliar got rid of the death penalty for Traitors? Because legally speaking, he and all his cronies, including Gordon Brown, qualify exactly as traitors to the Crown. And no-one, apart from a few, switched on members of the 'Thinking and not-dumbed-down Public' are doing anything about it!

Britain has been under divine judgement for at least twenty years. If we look at all the anti-biblical legislation passed in the last 60 years, then we shouldn't be surprised. Is it then any wonder, that God's hand of protection has been withdrawn from us? Is it any wonder that ancient institutions have been falling?

We are being given into the hands of spiritual enemies. NOTHING short of NATION-WIDE REPENTANCE and crying out to God for forgiveness will turn this. Where is the church? Where is the Good News about Jesus being preached? Are Christians so happy playing church and squabbling over their petty internal issues that they have no heart to see the condition we are in?
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chron.7:14

22 May 2009 at 07:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Viggers found out by everyone about his
ducks !!!

But what about all the other stuff ??

Over 80 died in very suspicious
deaths in the Gosport War Memorial
Hospital !! Why no inquirey Mr VIGGERS ???

The Rowner Regeneration Why didn't
Peters Partnership friends add it
ln the land registry books in 2005 ?? 2007 was much to late !!!!

29 May 2009 at 20:33  

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