The elected house has the final say

Thursday, 9th June

• YOUR correspondent is shockingly ignorant in finding it “shocking” that no law can be passed without the monarch’s consent, (Changes must be made to the monarchy, June 2).

Parliamentary supremacy over the Crown as monarch stems from the fact that the monarch must accept the advice of a prime minister who is supported by a majority in parliament. Thus, far from being undemocratic, the elected house has the final say.

Contrast this with, for example, the United States, where the personal views of a president can deprive citizens of their right to an abortion because appointments to the supreme court are political appointments.

JM CASTLES, W2

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