Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Her Majesty and the Human Race

"I have always thought that what we have to do with the royal family is integrate them as far as possible into the human race."

- Vera Baird, Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales

(On the matter of repealing male primogeniture and the current law favouring hereditary succession of males to the British throne.)

Who here wishes to parse the assumptions of that little bute?


Viscount Feldon said...
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Viscount Feldon said...

Though I agree with such a law, I've always thought that doing it unless they "have to" (i.e. if, say, Prince William's first-born was a girl) would lead to many statements like that. Such a change needs a rallying point, like a newly-born princess.

The Monarchist said...

assumption 1: her majesty is separate from the human race.

assumption 2: that is a bad thing.

assumption 3: the values of the human race in their present form are superior to the traditional values of her majesty.

assumption 4: her majesty therefore is in desperate need of reform in order to rejoin her peoples and integrate as far as possible into the human race.

Neil Welton said...
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