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Old 08-23-2004, 05:06 PM
Little Nemo Little Nemo is offline
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I agree that Edward probably didn't have the skills to have acted as Prime Minister if the opportunity had been there. He was not a "detail" man. I think what he saw his role as being the generator of a few guiding principles which he then expected the Prime Minister and Parliament would implement in whatever manner they thought best. Of course, since 1688, the Prime Minister and Parliament has worked under the idea that they have the authority to control the big picture and not just the detail work of governing.