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Re: Royal Dukedoms
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The Royal dukedoms are peerages so would fall under changes but as said it would require to list all peerages individually in other to get the change through.
That is why it's going to be a long process because unlike in Spain or in the Netherlands (should my own country follow suit) where they can just change one law in the UK all peerages it concerns need to be listed so that would be a very very long list.
How would Royal Dukedoms be treated ?
Why wouldn't the York girls or Lady Louise be allowed to succeeed in such picture ?
A case of LP surpassing the "ordinary" peerages ?
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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