Letter: Exclusion zone

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Sir: Mary Kenny points out (letter, 12 January) that in her lifetime there has been discrimination against Roman Catholics in appointments to jobs in these islands. Alas, there still is discrimination: the top job in the United Kingdom (the monarchy) is closed to a certain kind of Christian.

The UK now purports to be, in intention, a pluralist society. Is religious exclusion from the top job in that state inconsistent with the even-handedness in politico-religious matters so often claimed by Westminster functionaries on both sides of the Irish Sea?

Yours faithfully,

GEORGE HUXLEY

Trinity College

Dublin

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