Monday, 7 April 2008

The Republic of Australia?


Quick post on Aussie PM Kevin Rudd's assertion that it was still his intention to remove the Queen as Head of State and declare Australia as a republic.

While I'm no real fan of the royal family - I'm not particularly bothered about keeping them after independence in Scotland - I thought Gordon Brown's comments on the idea were interesting.

Asked about Rudd's intentions, Brown responded by saying that the question of monarchy was a matter for the Australian people.

How about that - an issue about the constitutional future of a country left to the people of that country to decide upon.

If only we'd worked out that level of democracy here.

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