Comment: As a British supporter of liberty, it's just a distraction.

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As a British supporter of liberty, it's just a distraction.

The monarchy these days to the running of the country is meaningless.

I tried to think of an american equivalent and I think I've got it. It's like the Prom King and Queen you see in the movies. They've nothing to do with the running of the system (school) but are a symbol of a lot that's wrong with it.

It's been that way since parliament fought a revolution and chopped Charles II's head off. In part for levying of taxes without representation & parliamentary consent...

In all fairness it does at least stop us having a powerful executive branch. I think it's much harder for a Prime Minister than a President to become a de facto king.