Professor Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy, wrote an article commenting on the history of parliament and the royal prerogative to choose the most able Prime Minister. 

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Putting in perspective the current Prime Minister’s situation with her predecessors’ and the possibility of a party’s membership exercising the royal prerogative, Professor Catterall said: “For the first time for either major party the membership would get to choose not just the party leader but the Prime Minister.”

Calling out for a separation between the position of party leader and Prime Minister, she concluded: “If we cannot restore the royal prerogative then some mechanisms for identifying who might fill the latter office need to be addressed.”

Read the full article on Reaction. 
 

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