13 Aug 2008 James Gray
Whatever your views on GM food (and I know there are a range of these within our membership), we must be clear about one thing: it is entirely inappropriate for a monarch-in-waiting to be publicly expressing any kind of political opinion. This is especially significant when Charles is being critical of current Government policy.
But this isn’t the first time Charles has actively tried to influence policy. He is known to regularly write letters to Government departments pronouncing on a whole range of issues. While his mother may have been able to fool people into believing the monarch is an apolitical figure, Charles has demonstrated that he isn’t capable – or willing – to do the same.
If Charles wants to be a monarch he can’t speak out on political issues. He could be a much more effective campaigner if he gave up his ambition to become our Head of State and rejected the monarchy completely.
With his 60th birthday coming up, now would be the perfect time to renounce the ‘throne’ once and for all. He could spend the next two or three decades fighting for what he believes in, perhaps even putting himself forward for election.
So, while most comment sites are asking the question “Do you agree with Charles?”, I’ll put a different one to you:
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