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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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Re: This is an attempted coup.

Whilst I totally agree, it's worth pointing out that our representative democracy is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, not a republic.

Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson has put the Queen in a difficult position between the PM and Parliament, and this, if anything, will lead to her position as head of state being less secure. Whilst I don't agree with the pomp and ceremony around the monarchy, the position of a hereditary head of state does mean that we don't suffer to quite the same extent from the problems of short-termism that having an elected president presents (looks over there...)

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