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  1. Not exactly confirm but supportive as indeed I have been of you...There again it is not me raising the topic but seeming experts. We live in strange times whereby the rules I knew are being strained viz a viz Boris tricks...I would not be surprised to see a PM in the Lords if Brexit is supreme and Boris needed to push it through. This election is in reality a referendum and I suspect we shall see a few high wire acts yet. And Lord Home was PM in the Lords before he went to the Commons. He did not renounce his title so as to be PM but more to continue in office.
  2. I agree but for some reason these principles seem to survive and hold water in an unwritten constitution. And I do listen to dusty Radio 4.
  3. Don Gelling was CM and appointed and LegCo is like the Lords constitutionally.
  4. Indeed. But the subject has been raised. And we live in interesting times viz a viz Brexit. Never count your eggs till they be in the pudding...And never say never.
  5. Lord Hume of the Hirstle was the last PM in the House of Lords but briefly. He renounced the title using the then new legislation of 1963 and stood for election to the Commons as Sir Alec Douglas Home. Thus he was PM in both houses. It was not OK in the 1960s to have a PM in the Lords. But I think still possible in theory but might cause a lot of trouble... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Douglas-Home
  6. It was Tony Benn in the Commons and he had to leave when he inherited the title Viscount Stansgate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn
  7. https://www.quora.com/How-could-a-lord-become-a-prime-minister-Could-he-be-elected It seems possible in theory but a long shot these days...
  8. They also have government ministers in the Lords...At one time the Minister of State for the Isle of Man etc was in the Lords...
  9. Yes indeed I recall that Home and Tony Wedgwood Benn (Viscount Stansgate) both renounced peerages not their seats as such. But today some constitutional folk are raising the issue of a PM in the Lords..I will have to think back. I seem to recall it was not so much you cannot be PM in the Lords more like you cannot sit in the Commons as a Lord and be PM..Both men wanted to be in the Commons. In theory a PM can be a Lord I believe this is so. In other words the situation is reversed you can be a life peer say and be PM but it is a long shot. I last did this stuff for A level in 1969 but I think in theory it is possible to be a PM in the Lords. The PM is the personal creature of the sovereign and nothing to do with being elected to the Commons. Long time ago but one of them was in the Commons but had to give it up when he inherited the title. Not sure about Home and have not researched it. I and others met Alec Douglas Home as he was on a school trip to Parliament about 1964.I must look into it...
  10. I have seen a few elections but this is the oddest yet. Methinks tis really a referendum masquerading as an election. I would not be surprised if Boris loses his seat. Interesting problem for Queen if she asks Boris to be PM and he can only do it by being made a peer. Lord Salisbury was PM in the Lords and IOM Lt Gov appointed Don Gelling as CM in the LegCo. Many years since I did this sort of thing at school but I think it is still possible
  11. Nigel Farage in a bras? https://www.thefreedictionary.com/brassiere What size?
  12. They told me "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"....But now down on my manor a bacon butty does the trick..
  13. £30 single no bags...Bad news.. That might tempt me to return to the Island now and then... I could meet all my friends on MF....
  14. https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/southend-south-avenue-stabbing-witness-3535385 Not my manor but good for a larf...
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