An Activist Constitutional Monarchy

Democracy
Friday, May 31, 2002

In this Golden Jubilee year, all thoughts turn to the future of the Monarchy. A better case needs to be made for the Monarch’s role in the Constitution. The right of the Monarch to assert his or her constitutional prerogatives needs to be reinforced if our Constitution is to revert to balance. The best way to safeguard a more assertive Monarchy would be for each Monarch to be selected by a revised second chamber on the death of his or her predecessor.

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