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Vote for elected mayor but no vote for elected head of state.

June 1, 2012

So the city is told to have a referendum on democratic voting for head of the council. I was against this and voted as such. But of those who bothered to vote the verdict was yes please we want to elect a council leader
The people have spoken and our first past the post system said yes please, elected Mayor. So I’ve got to grin and bear it and who knows we might get a good mayor.
Don’t know why we can’t have an elected head of state as well then. I mean the position is non-political anyway. All you’ve go to do is dress up in historic costumes, live in a palace with a hundred servants, ride around in a gold plated coach and give your families and lackeys top jobs in the armed services in case of an uprising. Job done. Apart from inviting the odd dictator or dodgy royal relative to regular slap-up feasts.
So what’s the problem? They’ll be loads of candidates for this job.

Never mind, enjoy the jubbly weekend celebrating 60 years of …er…patronage and pomp!
And prospective mayors must be aware that when elected by the citizens majority vote part of their job will be to grovel suitably to the oddball royal family when invited to the garden party, or when an unelected relative is in town.

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5 Comments
  1. bobs permalink
    June 1, 2012 11:38 am

    I would defo vote for Joanna Lumley as Queen.

  2. June 1, 2012 12:00 pm

    Me too, nice smile, posh voice and she’s got the Ghurka’s on her side. Hang on a minute…..that sounds too much like Liz.

  3. June 1, 2012 5:40 pm

    For the price of one Queen we could have over 9000 new nurses or over 8000 police officers or a £200 million cancer drug fund. Nothing is right about hereditary power. http://www.republic.org.uk/

  4. Dicky L permalink
    June 1, 2012 8:23 pm

    I wonder if anyone’s been allowed to map the Royal genome – that would be an interesting side to all this pomp.

  5. woodsy permalink
    June 2, 2012 10:25 am

    @Dicky L

    Craig Murray’s website has an interesting post touching on that very subject.

    To quote just one section:

    …it appears that Edward IV’s father, Richard of York, was at no time in the same country as his mother during the possible conception period.

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