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New monarch may help us face future
11:41am Tuesday 8th May 2012 in Letters
BACK in the 1930s when times were tough, King George V demanded action to restore Britain’s fortunes.
In 1931, a new National Government of all parties was formed to get the job done, pushing politics to one side.
Modern times seems to be all politics! As Chancellor, Neville Chamberlain (later PM) was excellent in steering Britain back to growth, demanding that the cuts recommended in the public sector were all implemented.
A few years later, this led to real growth, well before the war.
There is no George V today. The Queen has done well for the country, but she is too old to mess with people like Blair, Brown, Clegg and Cameron. They are of the new generation of politicians and their word may not be their bond.
After the jubilee celebrations, which will take even more out of her and her husband, it would be better for her to abdicate.
It is a new, challenging era and we need a monarch who has the will, strength and guile to deal with the career politician, and the nous to challenge and bring in the King’s Prerogative, just like George V did when it was needed.
R K Somerville, Barley Field Road, Wetherby.