29 March 2009

Monarchy reform: where's the bigger picture?

Just attempting a blog post while on holiday in a surprisingly sunny Wales, using the Google G1 phone. This is a bit awkward to use for long posts as while it offers a full QWERTY keyboard it's tiny, so no writing "War and Peace on this device. You'll probably have to put up with typos etc for a few days. And posting a link is fiddly, so I wwon't bother much.

Anyway, just to say that Gordon's conversations with ol' Thin Lizzie from House of Windsor about changing the rules of succession and abolishing the rule that says the monarch can't marry a Catholic are fine as far as they go but do miss the point a bit. For sure, the current rules are discriminatory. But the whole concept of monarchy is pure discriminaation based on birthright. The French and the Americans sussed this 200 years ago. So why. Are we still scuttling around in the dark ages? Abolish the whole caboodle and let's have president Jade Goody or whoever the living equivalent is. Preferably chosen by a tv phone-in. I like it. Time for fine home-cooked mexican food and farm perry @7% abv...

3 comments:

Folly from Foley said...

But remember - they are the strongest family.

Van Patten said...

It's bad enough Brown posing as the saviour of the world when he's heading the lest competent administration arguably since pre Roman Britain. Let's not make him Head of State as well!

giroscoper said...

Folly from Foley - I like it.
I didn't try to post anymore while on holiday as the interface was too damned annoying.

There is a similarity between Gordon Brown and the Queen, I guess, in that neither have stood for direct election for the leadership of the country...