Thursday, 18 February 2010
God Bless HRH Fred Dibnah
As alerted by Obnoxio, the House OfTwits is running a poll on abandoning Constitutional Monarchy.
This is my take as posted-
"President Blair, President Thatcher".
I hope Brenda lives to be 100.
Same old chestnut in defence of a super
rich Tax avoiding Granny. It is not obligatory to have have a Head of
State who is a politician, why not a poet, a musician, I would have
voted for Fred Dibnah, somebody who evokes Englishness/ Britishness whatever.
Sniper hits the nail on the head, she is not going to live to 150. We are then going to get a spolit shallow adulterer as the Head of the Church of Englandand Commonwealth.
Edward the Ist was followed by the fey Edward II, Elizabeth the Ist was followed by the ruinous Stuarts
Edward VIII, another serial adulterer, National Socialist fellow traveller, abandoned his post in France in 1940.
The born in the right bed principle may have served us well from 1953 to date, but what sort of loony is going to come along next. The Army and Police and Judiciary swear personal allegiance to the monarch not you and me. As a Libertarian that is an appalling state of affairs.
The main problem that has been glossed over is that Blair adopted monarchical powers through the office of Prime Minister,as per our three word Constitution- Parliament is Sovereign.
He was unfettered by Parliament, By the Opposition, by the Monarch and by the public.
He was for all intents and purposes King Tone. Look where that got us !
If you need to have a glittery fairy to be 'Head of State' go ahead, but have role restricted to whining and dining, and ensure that we have a written Constitution that binds everybody in power with enough checks and balances.
Rabbits do not have 'King Rabbits' why do we ? Power and Deference thats all.
King Fred's State Funeral ( More than will turnout for Blair)