- Is there a UK equivalent of impeachment?
It is a little unclear, it seems from my limited understanding, that either house can impeach anyone as effectively they are the highest legislative and legal body of the land. That the practice is all but abolished, but not by any law passed so it could still potentially happen.Posted 3 months agomolgripsSubscriber
I think impeachment is a legal instrument in the US to prosecute the President. I don’t think we need that in the UK as everyone’s subject to the rule of law anyway. Just ask Charles I. Parliament can in theory try someone because it’s technically a court, but I think you could also use the criminal courts. The PM after all is just an MP and they get prosecuted in the criminal courts all the time.
So I think you just get prosecuted as per normal. From the recent car crash case I think even Prince Phillip could have been prosecuted had they decided to press charges, couldn’t he?Posted 3 months ago
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