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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 1:00pm

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It just occurred to me that they'll have to change the money in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Trinidad, Bahamas, Belize, etc. to have the picture of Charles (possibly to be known as Phillip or Arthur) on it.


dunno about the other nations, but here are our current notes:

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 12:56pm

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You don't need to buy it...just hold on to your pound notes before they put Charles face on it.

Since crass isn't a thing... I sent a text to my family telling them this is the last day that Googling "King Charles" will return pictures of dogs.


It just occurred to me that they'll have to change the money in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Trinidad, Bahamas, Belize, etc. to have the picture of Charles (possibly to be known as Phillip or Arthur) on it.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 12:09pm

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Not to be crass, but can you imagine the amount of commemorative merch they will sell between now and then?


You don't need to buy it...just hold on to your pound notes before they put Charles face on it.

Since crass isn't a thing... I sent a text to my family telling them this is the last day that Googling "King Charles" will return pictures of dogs.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 11:47am

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I'd say a massive, televised state funeral in the next 2 weeks.

Not to be crass, but can you imagine the amount of commemorative merch they will sell between now and then?

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 10:14am

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Even Harry and Mehgan flew in from Germany.  I'd say a massive, televised state funeral in the next 2 weeks.


I would agree.  Love or hate the monarchy, it's been quite an amazing run.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 10:08am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Looks as if the queen is leaving the building; or already has.




Even Harry and Mehgan flew in from Germany.  I'd say a massive, televised state funeral in the next 2 weeks.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2022 - 9:37am

Looks as if the queen is leaving the building; or already has.
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They are doing it all wrong. In Australia they quietly gather enough MPs to vote to oust the Prime Minister then suddenly stab him/her in the back
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no more fancy costume for him!
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021 - 11:45am

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That's pretty much it. We don't generally use the term 'lawmaker' here - they're called MPs, but it effectively describes the role. The Lords will often amend laws but, since they're unelected, eventually the House of Commons MPs will win out!  The Queen has a ceremonial role in approving laws. 

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So lawmaker is being used by what...  an American journalist as a synonym for a Member of Parliament?  The context in the original article had me wondering if they were somehow different.   

The usage appears to gathering ground here in Canada.  Unfortunate.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2021 - 12:12pm

 Proclivities wrote:


I don't remember very much of what I learned about British history, but I think members of the House of Commons are also referred to as "lawmakers" because they usually are the ones who propose new laws.  I think the Lords can suggest changes to proposed laws but the Commons can reject them.  I believe a proposed law doesn't become an act of Parliament until both houses and the Queen or King agree on it.  I may be entirely wrong - there used to be a few UK Peeps in these threads who would know.



That's pretty much it. We don't generally use the term 'lawmaker' here - they're called MPs, but it effectively describes the role. The Lords will often amend laws but, since they're unelected, eventually the House of Commons MPs will win out!  The Queen has a ceremonial role in approving laws. 

It's slightly more complicated in that there are now national parliaments for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (but, not England). So many laws for Scotland are made by the Scottish Parliament (Members of the Scottish Parliament) and not by MPs. Scotland has always had a separate legal system to England and Wales.

It's difficult to know how to protect MPs (or MSPs) from such incidents (often by mentally ill individuals) and still allow constituents to meet them. Maybe technology offers a solution, although that might exclude the most vulnerable and those most in need of help. 
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