In need of a democratic alternative

York Press: Prince Charles has an exclusive veto over new laws that affect his interests - that sums up what’s wrong with the monarchy according to Aled Jone Prince Charles has an exclusive veto over new laws that affect his interests - that sums up what’s wrong with the monarchy according to Aled Jone

I’M DISGUSTED to read that, although MPs have recently demanded that “Prince’s Consent” should be scrapped, the Cameron Government has no plans to act.

It means that Prince Charles can continue to have an exclusive veto over new laws that affect his interests. Truly, the royal veto sums up what’s wrong with the monarchy and why we desperately need a democratic alternative.

This Government ensures one individual has the power to insist on changes to laws that affect his private concerns. Who said the monarchy isn’t a de facto dictatorship masquerading as parliamentary democracy?

It is our right as human beings to live in a society where all power can be held to account.

“For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever, and though himself might deserve some decent degree of honours of his contemporaries, yet his descendants might be far too unworthy to inherit them.

“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.” Thomas Paine: Common Sense (1776).

Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington.

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2:05pm Thu 29 May 14

SpinningJenny says...

Are there any sources detailing how frequently his veto is used? I can't imagine it's very often.
Are there any sources detailing how frequently his veto is used? I can't imagine it's very often. SpinningJenny
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2:45pm Thu 29 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Once is too often.
Once is too often. Fat Harry
  • Score: 2

3:34pm Thu 29 May 14

The Great Buda says...

SpinningJenny wrote:
Are there any sources detailing how frequently his veto is used? I can't imagine it's very often.
If his laywers stopped fighting the release of his letters to MP's, then we would know.
[quote][p][bold]SpinningJenny[/bold] wrote: Are there any sources detailing how frequently his veto is used? I can't imagine it's very often.[/p][/quote]If his laywers stopped fighting the release of his letters to MP's, then we would know. The Great Buda
  • Score: 2

3:56pm Thu 29 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Predicted royalist comments
"They bring lots of money into the country"
"They do a great job"
"They have no real power"
"What would you replace them with?"

Blah blah blah, yada yada yada.
Predicted royalist comments "They bring lots of money into the country" "They do a great job" "They have no real power" "What would you replace them with?" Blah blah blah, yada yada yada. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -2

6:02pm Thu 29 May 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

How can you respect someone who calls millions of people 'headless chickens?' All because they don't agree with him. What kind of democratic Monarchy is that?
How can you respect someone who calls millions of people 'headless chickens?' All because they don't agree with him. What kind of democratic Monarchy is that? ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -18

6:29pm Thu 29 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
How can you respect someone who calls millions of people 'headless chickens?' All because they don't agree with him. What kind of democratic Monarchy is that?
He probably hankers for the good old days when he could have the peasants beheaded ?
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: How can you respect someone who calls millions of people 'headless chickens?' All because they don't agree with him. What kind of democratic Monarchy is that?[/p][/quote]He probably hankers for the good old days when he could have the peasants beheaded ? Pinza-C55
  • Score: -2

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