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Old 26th September 2019, 12:04 PM   #388
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
The words "common law" don't appear in that quote.


The words "common law don't appear in that quote.


The words "common law don't appear in that quote.
The quotes explain how proroguing is a law, not a parliamentary procedure (it is justiciable) and how that has developed over time rather than by statute, which is how we get common law.


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The conclusion doesn't follow from the premise. The exercise of power by the monarch - whether at their own discretion or at the advice of their ministers is the antithesis of "common law".
Common law originates with the laws passed by the Monarch. Common law precedes the appearance of Parliament. The introduction of Parliament and its development as the body that passed laws in the country resulted in what we call statutory laws.
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