Letter: Free subjects

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Sir: Doesn't Citizeness Boote (letter, 28 Jan) know that we have a republic, a crowned republic? The hereditary monarchy is simply a constitutional convenience which works well because it is free of political contamination and beyond the reach of power-brokers. A British subject is not the forelock tugging serf of radical caricature but a free man or free woman, subject, like the Queen herself, to the law, and not to the arbitrary will of a monarch or minister.

D G SWINDELLS

Billington, Lancashire

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