These two articles from the Guardian - Prince of Wales: a private individual's effective veto over public legislation - and - Prince Charles has been offered a veto over 12 government bills since 2005 - might both come as quite a surprise to someone who has just read the new Cabinet Manual, which purportedly, "sets out the main laws, rules and conventions affecting the conduct and operation of Government".
Of course no mention is made in the Cabinet Manual of the feudal institution that is the Duchy of Cornwall and its wholly undemocratic powers to intervene in governance of the UK. Such revealing levels of honesty would be far too much for the public to handle, or so the establishments reasoning proceeds.
However none of this will come as any surprise at all to Cornish constitutional campaigners who have suspected the Duchy of acting against Cornish interests for centuries. 'Nasty' Cornish nationalists have been banging on for decades about the undemocratic nature of the Duchy its quite surprising that the English media has taken so long to take up the story. Still, it's not such a surprise considering the London clique only take themselves seriously.
So yet one more example making a mockery of British democracy. In fact the UK isn't fit to be a member of the European Union might be a touch closer to the truth. Is this really how rational and authentic individuals want to be governed? Can't we chase these parasites from power?
Futher reading on the Duchy and its powers can be found here: