Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

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Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

Abolish the Monarchy: Why we should and how we will

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Having said that, I thought the book would be a bit more balanced and do more to try and win over people who are on the fence. I don't think it is possible to assess the quality of the written word without addressing the subject matter but that may just be my limitations. His aspirational democratic principles stand in stark contrast to the way we are actually governed today.

Reading this book will give you the confidence to speak up, and to understand that we, the British people, (and I must say, those in the land of my parents), deserve a fairer society. Most importantly it is very thought provoking and the contents has actually changed my perception and opinions on many issues raised in this book.an unwritten constitution is not as flexible as we think, and a written one is much more flexible than we think. Monarchists, with a deep well of historical precedent and the benefit of the status quo to draw from, have answers to these questions.

However, I did feel that the book started to lose it’s way when it was talking about the House of Lords, seemingly ignoring concerns that a fully elected chamber runs the risk of having some of the same issues and the Commons. If there is a weakness, in my view, where Smith can be attacked, it is in the presentation of an agenda for change and how our constitution can be prepared for a republican democracy. It is a missed opportunity to have a serious and constructive debate about the future of the monarchy. But it isn't that any of them did anything bad, per se - although Smith points out that at times they definitely did - it is that there is no moral, economic, political or even historical reason why we need to keep this corrupt institution in place.Smith's writing style is often condescending and he makes a number of personal attacks on the royal family.

While I know we are a constitutional monarchy Smith goes into the framework of government to examine how power is not exercised by King or Queen but is subservient to that Prime Minister. More discussion of British political interests that have looked into a codified constitution could have livened this section up a bit. The dust jacket, with its silhouette of St Edward’s Crown upturned, gives it the appearance of a lost Sex Pistols album.

Questions about the source of its legitimacy and the contract between citizen and state go unaddressed, as does the big one: why is a republic more conducive to human wellbeing than a monarchy?



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