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Flashcards in Monarchie Deck (36):
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Gb has always had a monarchy apart from

The brief intermission of the civil war and the commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell (XVIIe)

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Ordonnance politique

Writ

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Monarch's duties

- must assent to all bills passed by parliament so they can become law
- the fountain of justice = courts are the queen's court

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Sovereign's finance

From the civil list set by parliament
The grants in Aid
Privy purse

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Queen

Chief representative of Britain at home and abroad
The queen remains in the hearts and minds of many people

Symbol of the permanence and stability of the nation

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LA cour dmangleterre

The court of st james'

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Domaine

Estate

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Un en tete

A letterhead

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Évêque

Bishop

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Désigner nommer

Appoint (fonction)

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Hériter

Heir

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Interruption

Intermission

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Harry quote

We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy

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On may 2017 prince William was named

The straight ally of the year at britain'a LGBT Awards

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MeghN markle

Divorcee
Vocal feminist
Actress
American

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Queen Elizabeth II

92 years old

Longest reigning British monarch

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Case against

Incompatible with democracy and meritocracy

Considerable powers

Not good for the country's image abroad

expensive

too closely tied to the Church of england

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Powers

head of the Armed Forces: Wage war or declare peace
Head of the 52 Commonwealth member countries
Dissolve Parliament and cal for new elections
Supreme governor of the church of England

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Case for

Part of the state which people like --> rare plus

Value of continuity and tradition/central to national identity

thy are good value for money

they attract tourists

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Reality

The monarchy does not do much harm and does not do much good

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Movie

The Queen by Stephen Frears
last scene illustrates one of the key constitucional roles the Monarch has: weekly meeting with the M1 in order to advse, guide and warn

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60th anniversary to the throne

Diamond Jubilee

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in addition to this actual political poer

the Monarchy has offered the story of a dynasty: British tabloids have become obsessed with the RF and their lives

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William and Kate's wedding

some 2 billion people followed their mariage ceremony on TV
timeof record popularity, far cry from the 1992 "annus horribilis"

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annus horribilis

when fairytale weddings gave way to the divorces of PChalres and PAndrew

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For some William and Kate

contribute to the well-being of the institution as they bring contemporary influence to the royal court and modernize Monarchy

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the well-being of this institution surely depends on

its ability to modernize itself

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case in point:

the Crown Act 2013 which modifies the laws governing the succession in the UK: allowing girls to succeed to the throne with right equal to those of boys

allows the Monarch to marry a Roman Catholic

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British P CHalres

48% of the British are said to distrust PC and would rather skip a generation

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the british have always felt proud of this system

in a recent poll: 2012: 69% of the British respondents claimed that GB would be worse off without the monarchy

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expensive

the RF costs the UK around £36 M/year
this figure is rising

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good value for money

they cost less than that of Norway
employs 1200 people
the sovereign has to pay income tax
they generate more money than they cost

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the french presidency

costs three times the amount paid for the Cron

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PW and KM's wedding cost

20M£ but is calculated to have brought £1G for the UK economy

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with the 2008 economic crisis

the British have been struggling just to kep their jobs and houses
in this context, the legitimacy of the BMonarch can be called into question (since it has been increasingly expensive)

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Pbtique

To what extent is the BM still legitimate in an ever-changing and modern society?