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necessary; without it the declaration cannot be made. The King, we have been told, is bound to approve. But what if he does not?
There may be a strong opposition to the Government's policy. Possibly it is thought that the Government would be unsuccessful if it appealed to the country.(1) The Opposition will claim that the Government has no mandate. The King would be urged to use the prerogative. If he consents the Government has two alternatives-to accept the King's decision or to fight it. If it does the former it may remain in office; if the latter, it will have all the popularity and prestige of the monarchy against it, and it is not fanciful to imagine a weak ministry afraid to face the opprobrium and to risk defeat. But if it decided to fight it would still have to determine whether to resign and accuse the King of bias and unconstitutionality in forcing a dissolution or to take what might be the easier step of accepting the King's right and merely asking for a mandate on the issue at stake. If the result of the election were favourable to the Opposition it would give in either case much colour to the claim that the King had acted constitutionally. One can imagine that a comparison would be drawn with William IV's failure to win popular approval for his somewhat similar decision to impose dissolution on Lord Melbourne, and that the comparison would enhance the King's prestige. On the other hand, were the Government to win the election, having accepted the constitutionality of the King's action, his position would hardly be weakened. If they had resigned, challenged him, and then been successful at the polls, the monarchy's prestige might be diminished, but its powers

1 This seems to have been the case in the early stages of the Budget crisis of 1909, see, for instance, Esher, Memoirs, vol. ii, p. 406.

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