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1281921.  Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 am Reply with quote

*groan* Those Windsors desperately need some compulsory awareness courses of whatever kind.
F*cking hell. ITT. (Ivory Tower Twat)

1282091.  Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:17 am Reply with quote

suze wrote:
The appointment of the Head of the Commonwealth has to be agreed unanimously. Wouldn't Mrs May just veto if (say) the rest of the Commonwealth put up a socialist from the Caribbean who hasn't always been entirely complimentary about her government?

That's clearly a problem, which is why the head of the Commonwealth has to be as popular, or at least inoffensive, as possible.

There was also some suggestion on the news reports of the Queen's speach where she suggested Charlie as the next head that a broad agreement would already have been obtained before she made that speech, presumably to stop her looking like an idiot. So it's doubtless the kind of thing that gets floated, discussed, and largely agreed well in advance of the actual announcement.

Alexander Howard wrote:
Try sticking in a randomly chosen politico and the whole thing falls apart.

The answer to that is to stick in a non-random, carefully chosen politico. suze mentioned above that Nelson Mandela would probably have fit the bill. Admittedly there are few statesmen of his stature anywhere in the world, but it's not impossible that someone suitable might be available who isn't white and privileged.


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