Monday, 6 June 2011

Up the republic

Today will see the Queen of England officially open the fourth National Assembly for Wales amid the ever increasing frenzy that is the media coverage of the latter stages of her reign.
Four Plaid Cymru AMs will boycott her attendance because of their opposition to the monarchy. Congratulations to them all - Bethan Jenkins, Llyr Huws Gruffydd, Lindsay Whittle and Leanne Wood - for making a stand and refusing to bow to an unelected leader.
The move, although symbolic, will hopefully foster a debate about what kind of society we want to live in - one where your life chances are decided by an accident of birth, or a democratic republic where your talents and abilities can flourish.

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