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Canada has allowed unknown numbers of Chinese troops to operate on its soil.

Consequently, Trudeau's links to China have been scrutinized.

But where is the UK in all this?

Canada is a Crown Realm.

Queen Elizabeth is its head of state.

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We all learned in school that the Queen is a mere "figurehead."

But the recent #PalaceLetters scandal revealed that she has power to dissolve parliaments and dismiss PMs in any Crown Realm.

She could dismiss Trudeau tomorrow, if she wished.

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So why does Trudeau still have a job?

Evidently, Her Majesty does not see Trudeau's dalliance with China as a firing offense.

Overall, Britain has played a disturbing role in the plot to unseat Trump.

We need to keep a wary eye on Whitehall.

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1 of 17. Most Americans have no idea what the #PalaceLetters scandal is about. We need to pay closer attention. Like our Australian brethren, we Americans tend to underestimate Britain's influence over our affairs. It's time to wake up.…
2 of 17. On November 11, 1975, Australian Prime Minister #GoughWhitlam was dismissed by Sir #JohnKerr, the Governor-General of Australia. The Australian people were stunned. Until that moment, they'd never fully understood the awesome power of #TheQueen.…
3 of 17. Australia is a #CommonwealthRealm, which means the Queen is head of state. She appoints a local viceroy or "Governor-General" to rule in her place, wielding all royal powers, including power to dissolve Parliament or dismiss the Prime Minister.
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The discussion on gifting Lizzie a racehorse as a Silver Jubilee gift is a right royal belly laugh.

That the govt discussed at length the need to potentially breed multiple horses so she could have the pick of the crop really shows up our inferiority complex.
Here is the extract from the #palaceletters concerning the gift of a racehorse.....and the YES please response from Buckingham Palace.

Guess that's why racing is referred to as the sport of kings. ImageImageImage
Well was she pleased (photos not from #palaceletters)

Lizzie photographing/inspecting the champion sire (Without Fear) of her horse during her visit in 1977 ImageImage
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#BREAKING John Kerr’s letter to Buckingham Palace notifying them of Gough Whitlam’s dismissal - 11 November 1975. “I decided to take the step I took WITHOUT informing the Palace in advance ... it was better for Her Majesty NOT to know.” #auspol #palaceletters @australian
Palace reply to Kerr’s letter re dismissal 17 Nov. Notes Whitlam’s 4am call to Charteris asking to be recommissioned as PM. Says Kerr acted with “perfect constitutional propriety” and the Queen was “NOT” informed about the dismissal in advance. #auspol #palaceletters @australian
Letter from Buckingham Palace to Kerr on 4 Nov 75. Kerr had raised the reserve powers re dissolution. Palace advise “those powers do exist” but warn “to use them is a heavy responsibility” and only “when there is demonstrably no other course”. #auspol #palaceletters @australian
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