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24 Mar 2001 – FOUR peers invoked ancient rights under the Magna Carta yesterday to petition the Queen to block closer integration with Europe. … at Runnymede, allows subjects of the realm to present a quorum of 25 barons with a petition, which four of their number then have to take to the Monarch, who must accept it.
7 Feb 2001 – Their petition, presented under Clause 61 of the ancient charter, asks the Queen to withhold Royal Assent from the Nice Treaty. … permits the “Sovereign’s subjects to present a quorum of 25 barons with a petition which four of their number are then obliged to take to the Monarch who is obliged to accept it.