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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

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    I nominate me.
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    And extend diplomatic recognition to Somaliland.

    Opps, only the PM can do that.


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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

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    And extend diplomatic recognition to Somaliland.

    Opps, only the PM can do that.


    LOL
    We can advise PM's =]
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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I nominate me.
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    Let's see a pic, if you don't look at least as good as her, then you are denied, sorry.
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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

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    Let's see a pic, if you don't look at least as good as her, then you are denied, sorry.
    Haha, I can't beat her outfit but i reckon i have better hair than her =D

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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    So, it is ok to leave in place an outdated, BIGOTED law? It needs to go.
    I think I could make a case that having a Monarch is pretty much outdated, however you choose to decide the line of succession.

    But there's something to be said for tradition, no?


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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I think I could make a case that having a Monarch is pretty much outdated, however you choose to decide the line of succession.

    But there's something to be said for tradition, no?

    OK with tradition, NOT ok with officially sanctioned bigotry.
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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    The Queen is the head of the Church of England, which is not even Catholic. It makes no sense to allow Catholics to be put in line for that position.

    Reducing the discrimination against women in the succession process does make a lot more sense though.

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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The Queen is the head of the Church of England, which is not even Catholic. It makes no sense to allow Catholics to be put in line for that position.

    Reducing the discrimination against women in the succession process does make a lot more sense though.
    The rule does not even allow one who has MARRIED a someone who follows the "papist religion" to ascend to the throne. It doesn't say anything about other Protestants or non-Christians. Only "papists".
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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The rule does not even allow one who has MARRIED a someone who follows the "papist religion" to ascend to the throne. It doesn't say anything about other Protestants or non-Christians. Only "papists".
    I don't understand why this requires legislation from the outside. The royal family is still a family with its own internal politics. Why should the government tell them who can and can't marry into the line of succession? Maybe back when the royal family had some real power in the world, I would understand... but they're just figureheads now.

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    Re: Gordon Brown pledges to end 'discrimination' in Royal succession

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    I don't understand why this requires legislation from the outside. The royal family is still a family with its own internal politics. Why should the government tell them who can and can't marry into the line of succession? Maybe back when the royal family had some real power in the world, I would understand... but they're just figureheads now.
    Because only the Parliament can amend/alter the 1701 document that put the present rules in place.
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