The Queen

The Queen to be dragged into a ‘political and constitutional storm’ next month


FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE VIA FLICKR

The Queen is likely to be dragged into what Jeremy Corbyn has called a ‘political and constitutional storm’ when Parliament reconveins next month.

Mr Corbyn, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition, has promised to immediately hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government when MPs return from their summer recess in September.

Should Mr Johnson lose the vote of confidence, politicians on all sides of the House of Commons will likely attempt to drag The Queen into discussions over who should form the next government.

Earlier this month, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said that if Mr Johnson from Downing Street, Jeremy Corbyn would head straight to Buckingham Palace to ask to be installed as Her Majesty’s 15th Prime Minister.

Mr McDonnell said: “I don’t want to drag the Queen into this but I would be sending Jeremy Corbyn in a cab to Buckingham Palace to say we’re taking over.”

Talks have been taking place between Buckingham Palace and Downing Street over the importance of The Queen’s independence fearing that the above will become a reality, with MPs forcing The Queen to choose a Prime Minister.

According to the Sunday Times, talks have been taking place between The Queen’s Private Secretary, Edward Young, the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill and Peter Hill, the Prime Minister’s Principal Private Secretary.

According to a royal source, these three men, known as the “golden triangle”, are in charge of making sure The Queen is not forced to make any decision regarding Brexit that could be seen as politically divisive.

A source told the Times: “The royal household wants to manage this in a way that doesn’t damage the ongoing, long-term position of the crown.”

Buckingham Palace wants to ensure that Parliament decides for itself who should become the next Prime Minister, without the need for The Queen to choose.

As per Her Majesty’s royal prerogative, she appoints and dismisses the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers. All that is required to become Prime Minister is the ability to command a majority of MPs in the House of Commons, a number which currently stands at 320.

Royal insiders have claimed that The Queen is very much of the opinion that politicians in the United Kingdom have an “inability to govern” leaving the monarch “dismayed.”

According to a report in the Sunday Times, The Queen made the comments at a private event shortly after David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister and the UK voted to leave the European Union in a public referendum.

As politicians call for Her Majesty to intervein in the ongoing Brexit crisis, a royal source has claimed that the 93-year-old monarch’s frustration has only grown further.

The source said: “I think she’s really dismayed. I’ve heard her talking about her disappointment in the current political class and its inability to govern correctly.”

“She expressed her exasperation and frustration about the quality of our political leadership, and that frustration will only have grown.”