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Old 12-27-2015, 07:10 PM
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Revealed: The obscure law that allows Prince Charles to set off nuclear bombs without fear of criminal punishment | Daily Mail Online
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:58 PM
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Maybe it's the job of the Groom of the Stool.
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Jeremy Wright, the Attorney General, has defended the controversial veto which allows ministers to block secrets being released under freedom of information laws.

The Government’s senior law officer said powers under the Freedom of Information Act to block the release of material are an appropriate “measure of last resort”.

But it was “plainly wrong” that only judges could decide what was and was not in the public interest to release under the Act, he suggested.

...In a speech to the University College London law faculty Mr Wright said: “This ‘veto’ has been used very sparingly – only seven times since 2005.

“The veto is a measure of last resort to ensure that sensitive information is not released in circumstances in which the Government considers that it would be against the public interest to do so.”
Read more: Prince Charles' black spider letters veto defended by Attorney General Jeremy Wright - Telegraph
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:47 PM
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The Government has won a taxpayer-funded legal battle to keep details of discussions between Prince Charles and ministers confidential.

Charles met with the then housing minister Greg Clark and then transport minister John Hayes at Clarence House in 2014.

Papers detailing their discussions will remain confidential, after the Government won an appeal last week against a previous ruling from the Information Commissioner that it would be “in the public interest” to release them, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Read more: UK Government wins right to keep secret talks between ministers and Prince Charles confidential | UK Politics | News | The Independent
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The release of the Chilcott report has got me thinking: that as much as people complained about the spider memos C was correct about the problems of the army being undersupplied and badly lead. P Will and the rest of the RF were 100% correct in snubbing Blair by not inviting him to the wedding - hopefully Charles will find a good excuse to never give Blair the Garter - a political intervention we can all agree with!
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Regarding the wedding invitations, I understood that former PM Major and the late PM Thatcher were invited as they were appointed as additional guardians to Prince William and Prince Harry after their parents divorce and their mother's death. In fact it might have occurred during PM Blair's term.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:24 PM
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No, Cameron was PM by 2011. Official reason was that Major was a guardian, Thatcher was not but she was invited for the sake of form, PW hates Blair as do the rest of the RF for a vaierty of good reasons (Diana, Iraq, Cherie, the hunting ban, just being Tony etc...). Official protocol reason was that M and Th were KG/LG and Blair and Brown aren't (Yet - Brown will prob be K Th in time). So Brown wasn't invited either for reasons of form - and well its Gordy Brown, what can I say? I do recall that the decision to keep Tony and Gordy off the guest list was very popular with the public at the time though.
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Lets get back on topic - this thread relates to whether Prince Charles is being political, not who and who wasn't invited to the Royal Wedding and certainly not what members of the Royal Family think of politicians. Thank you.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:32 PM
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An interesting take on the "spider memos" palaver.


https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...prince-charles
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I find this compelling...
"The only serious privilege he wields is over the Duchy of Cornwall, where his special pleading to Whitehall is no different from that of any landowner. He runs a decent art college and a worthy foundation, which espouse his range of interests. But this hardly endangers the stability of the state. Indeed, the running message of the black spider letters is not potency but a plaintive sigh of woe at a world going to the dogs. The causes long known as dear to the prince’s heart are organic farming, alternative medicine, opposing GM foods, global warming and traditional architecture. There are strong opinions but no political partisanship in his interventions. The one topic on which he is said to exert unfair influence is over modern architecture" Simon Jenkins (see previous for link).
I know the worry is let him have an inch and he will take a mile in politics, but I could argue what Prince George wears, that Harry got an Aids test and that the family supports English teams more than UK/commonwealth teams has more social influence than the spider memos ever could.
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