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Re: The Fife succession
User logged in as John W
On the contrary, I should have thought that any 'democratic' government would give detailed consideration to the wishes of those people on whose rights/privileges the Government is planning to legislate. I have little sympathy with the argument that the present system discriminates against women - it's a discriminatory system. Were hereditary peerages still being given I would have no objection to their being gender-blind. Moreover, any British Government that wasted its time on peerage law would, I suspect, pay a heavy electoral price for 'fiddling while Rome burned'.
And, finally, reforming peerage law to benefit women in about a thousand families would be mocked if it were presented as sort of reform to show that women mattered and that the Government was concerned with their rights following the recent murder and police attack the the subsequent vigil.
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