Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg thinks it is “a little old fashioned” that female Windsor clan members are discriminated against when it comes to sharing the feudal privileges to which the clan lays claim. Clegg, who is responsible for constitutional reform, does not seem to find “old fashioned” the monarchy against which British democrats have fought an enduring battle for 350 years.
The Liberal Democrat party leader wants the law changed so that female Windsors have the same chance as male members of the clan to become head of state. According to the Sunday Telegraph he has already obtained the “consent” of Elizabeth Windsor to the change. If the law is changed all citizens who do not belong to the Windsor clan will continue to be barred from their country’s chief public office. Mr. Clegg believes that most people would believe this to be “perfectly fair and normal”.
Presumably if the Deputy Prime Minister was robbed by a gang of girls and boys he would insist that they share his stolen money equally between robbers of both sexes.
Clegg’s misguided concern for equality for those who reject equality for others was shared by the former Prime Minister, the Labour Party’s Gordon Brown. However it seems that Prime Minister David Cameron is not so keen for change. One fear that monarchists have is that former British colonies that also suffer from monarchy may take advantage of the reform process to free themselves from the feudal institution.