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Thread #131011   Message #2955665
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
31-Jul-10 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
" ... does it mean that her son [i.e. Prince Charles] can interfer with democratic planning processes?"

Just found this further up the thread. I would like to ask, "what democratic planning processes"? The planning processes in this country are in no way shape or form "democratic" - they are completely loaded in favour of property developers (and the grossly arrogant, elitist wankers who pass for 'architects'). Local residents can object to a set of plans ... once ... but it is highly likely that local planning departments and committees will ignore such objections and approve the plans anyway. On the rare occasions that developers' plans are rejected, they can appeal and appeal again and again until they get their own way; local residents have no right of appeal. This is not democratic! Someone has to interfere - and our elected politicians seem in no hurry to do so.