British MP calls for royal referendum

Labour MP Paul Flynn has urged the British Parliament to launch a national referendum on the future of the monarchy after the Queen Elizabeth II.

Flynn demanded some improvements on the royal succession Bill, according to which the crown is inherited by male-preference cognatic primogeniture.

Talking about the referendum, Flynn said, “It would be a great chance for the public to express a view on whether they want Charles, another member of the royal family, or Citizen AN Other.”

He also asked the parliament to consider a referendum on whether or not the British Queen should be followed by an elected head of state instead of yet another monarch, The Morning Star reported.

The Queen is considered as the fountain of legitimacy in Britain, whereas her own legitimacy as an unelected monarch remains under question.

She undertakes constitutional and representational duties developed over one thousand years of history.

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