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Old 09-04-2019, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AK84 View Post
Yes. And it was in a situation like this, it was the Government of the day that advised the Queen to refuse assent.

Parliament passes Act over BoJo's wishes.
BoJo advises HM to refuse assent.

Interesting times.
There was a similar situation in Ontario back in the 1890s. There was a back-bench revolt that passed a bill against the Government's wishes. Premier Mowst advised the Lt Gov to refuse Assent. The Lt Gov followed that advice.
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