‘Britain’s royal family: cut this anti-democratic dynasty out of politics’ | S. Milne- The Guardian

‘Britain’s royal family: cut this anti-democratic dynasty out of politics’ | S. Milne- The Guardian

If the royal family were simply the decorative constitutional adornment its supporters claim, punctuating the lives of grateful subjects with pageantry and street parties, its deferential culture and invented traditions might be less corrosive. But contrary to what is routinely insisted, the monarchy retains significant unaccountable powers and influence. In extreme circumstances, they could still be decisive.

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