Open letter to the Queen

Open letter to the Queen

Dear Elizabeth Windsor,

I have never considered myself your “subject”, so I hope you will forgive the unusual lack of protocol in addressing you this way. Nevertheless, I am moved to write to you given the strange and erratic behaviour of the current Prime Minister and many of her Cabinet ministers and the fact that as Head of State you still enjoy considerable “reserve” powers in our unwritten constitution.

I know from many a documentary and news programme that you are certainly au fait with the political state of the country and I understand from the same sources that not only do you take an interest in the activities of the Government, but that you have really rather a lot of experience in discussing politics with many former Prime Ministers and ministers over the many years of your position as Head of State.

I very nearly wrote “Your” Government, but, of course, it is really no more yours than mine and everyone else`s government too. And that includes all the people who have settled here for many years whose home state was one of the countries in the Europe on the other side of the channel – who did not get the benefit of being asked what THEIR views were about whether their current home state should secede from the European Union.

You will know, of course, that the many written rules of our parliament confer you powers that you MAY use at your discretion in various scenarios, including situations like the one that may arise very soon if the Prime Minister loses a vote of NO CONFIDENCE following the debate about her so-called “Deal” with the EU. I feel sure that if she does suffer a vote of no confidence it will have arisen largely as a result of her intransigence in the face of her clear failure to please either side of the argument over Europe.

Precedent probably would press you towards giving way and allowing her to say that she should go to the country and seek a mandate for her views. But you will also know that the so-called Opposition Party leader Mr Corbyn also wants to leave the EU though he keeps trying to play both sides against the middle at the moment. Both of them will tell you, as they keep telling the media, that they are seeking to deliver the “will of the people” as shown by the referendum results over two years ago.

But YOU will know as well as anybody that the referendum was not only ADVISORY as clearly stated in the law that you signed into being, but that it was enormously flawed and flagrantly fraudulent. AND it did not seek the views of either the many long-term EU residents of the UK, nor for those of our countrymen and women who have lived overseas in Europe for a long time.

You will also have received advice that leaving Europe with ANY kind of deal will make us all much worse off and may well result in the break-up of the Union of which you are the Head of State. Those that purport to still maintain we would be “Better off” outside the EU represent a continually decreasing group of embittered little-Englanders and, in my view, it would be a grave mistake to offer any of THEM a chance at forming a Government.

On the other hand, there are many MPs of all parties that have been pressing for a further chance to test the current views of the people of this country. I am sure you have seen or at least been apprised of the increasing view that we perhaps ought to think again about leaving now that we know much more about the damage that will be done to our economy and to our safety and to our way of life, not least the restrictions of opportunity facing the younger generations coming through.

So, now I come to the nub of this letter to you. I feel sure there is a core of potential governance which could be led by one of these MPs which could be brought together in the National Interest (the Union of which you are head of State, of course!) I will not seek to name a particular MP, but I suspect your Privy Council could give you appropriate sound advice as to which of them was most likely to command most support.

It would mean that more than one political party would be involved in such a government, but I am sure you could manage that process for at least the relatively short time it would take to create a temporary hold on Article 50 in order to organise a further referendum. It seems likely that Parliament will not allow the possibility of crashing out of the EU without a Deal anyway – it is already more than clear that would be utterly destructive to our economy. In which case the referendum would become a test as to whether to leave the EU with a negotiated deal (unlikely to be any better than Mrs May`s current “deal”, frankly) or whether we should stay within the EU with full voting rights at the EU table.

Once the People`s Final Say is established there will be time to hold a more familiar General Election. Mind you whilst you were sorting this out you might also press the temporary Government to establish Proportional Representation for our citizens, which would bring a much fairer system of Government to these shores of ours.

It would be good to get a reply, but I am sure you will be pretty busy there for a while so I will not hold my breath whilst I wait for your reply.

Yours sincerely



About Keith Melton - Green Lib Dem

Retired English liberal environmentalist living in Nottinghamshire; spent six years in Brazil. Author of Historical Novel - Captain Cobbler: the Lincolnshire Uprising 1536. Active member of the Green Liberal Democrats - (pressure group in Liberal Democrats) - was Founding Chair of GLD in 1988
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1 Response to Open letter to the Queen

  1. Jan Gale says:

    What a shame you can’t even expect a reply given the dire circumstances and urgency of action. This country’s government is now a total disgrace and it seems no-one can do anything about it. If the Head of State can’t end this tragedy then we truly are damned. Thank you for writing on behalf of so many of us.

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