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Topic for May - Monarchy as an asset for the 21st century

    • 120 posts
    May 10, 2023 5:33 PM BST

    Our topic for may is:  Developing the monarchy as an asset for the 21st century

    The UK is a Constitutional Monarchy and the recent coronation of Charles III has marked the start of the next cycle, the Carolean era.

    The objective of this discussion is to identify: the balance of benefit (or otherwise) that we get from the monarchy; how we improve that balance and address any perceived down sides; and how we would like to see the monarchy develop as an asset for the 21st century’. In essence to identify what proposals we would like to make to Charles.

     

    Agenda

    • What are our personal reactions to the monarchy at this juncture. Each of our emotional reactions, logical reactions and pragmatic reactions?
    • What value does it have to us (a) within the country (b) on the world stage? Equally what are the negative aspects of our monarchy?
    • What authority and power does (and should) a constitutional monarch have in practice?
    • How would having a President instead of a monarch as head of state shift the balance of benefit and downsides?
    • What should the objective of the job of monarch be? What attributes do they need to be able to perform the job?
    • How would we like to re-write or enhance the job description of the monarch for a 21st century AI society?
    • What should the role of the next in line to the throne be? What about other working royals?
    • Should a monarch retire?

    This post was edited by # Probably42 at May 10, 2023 5:34 PM BST
    • 120 posts
    May 31, 2023 2:53 PM BST

    Our discussion output on the topic is now available at Monarchy - Developing it as an asset for the 21st century