Law

The Palace Letters and the ‘Plot’ Behind the Dismissal

For a constitutional monarchist, embarking on Jenny Hocking’s book is like landing on D-Day in 1944. First, as one hits the beach, there are the big machine guns and 88mms of Malcolm Turnbull’s foreword, pounding out the boastful republican barrage from the Potts Point bunker and reliving his role as the Great Dividing Ranger and gadfly of the British Establishment. Turnbull is not perhaps the best person to lead the republican attack. He boasts how he intended at one point in his own prime ministership to advise the Governor-General to prorogue Parliament during the period when two pending by-elections rendered…

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