While it was probably inevitable that Parliament would be 'captured' by the Crown once it gained supremacy, the specific decision to give Ministers of the Crown
control over proposing supply created a very straight forward trajectory.
Unfortunately, it ignored the Royal protocol which insists that the appointment of Ministers of the Crown
should be first approved by the Queen.
Nick Brown, himself dumped from his Cabinet role as Work Minister last year, warned: 'I dislike the style of government that allows Ministers of the Crown
to be briefed against with every appearance of it coming from their own side.
The Act also places post-employment restrictions on former Ministers of the Crown
For many Plaid supporters, seeing their own AMs serve as ministers of the Crown
will be less important than ensuring more decisions are made in Wales and the renaissance in Welsh use strengthens.
John Profumo paid for a call girl in 1963 and David Mellor had a fling with an actress in 1992, yet we still bang on about the shame these immoral ministers of the Crown
piled on to the nation.
From staff officers to deskbound pen-pushers, senior Civil Servants and ministers of the crown
, everyone owes it to those in the front line.
Why has it taken six months to decide this matter when it was patently obvious right from the beginning that I had not incited racial hatred, and ministers of the Crown
were saying so publicly?
One can be forgiven for concluding that Ministers of the Crown
have become answerable chiefly, not to the Opposition in the Houses of Parliament, but to the Columnists of Fleet Street, and their puppeteers lolling about on sunbeds in Monaco or Dubai, who at a whim can whip up public outrage.
The First Minister, and his/her cabinet, will in future become Ministers of the Crown
rather than exercising delegated power from the National Assembly.
There have been other instances when civil servants have publicly undermined, chastised and corrected Ministers of the Crown
- ask Gavin Strang for instance.
And those Plaid Cymru AMs in the Assembly Cabinet are now officially acting as Ministers of the Crown