chapter  XXIX
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THE ARGUMENT IN FAVOUR OF THE 'ELASTICITY' OF THE RESERVE POWERS

T HE vagueness and uncertainty of the rules governing the exercise of the reserve powers of dismissal, dissolution, and veto by the Crown in England, or its representative in the Dominions, has now been sufficiently demonstrated. Even when May wrote that

the 'clearness' of the usages was greatly overstated. But today the position is befogged by conflicting authority, and by inconsistent or ambiguous precedent.