|We had a sort of equality but then she wasn't a Catholic!|
Interestingly, Alex Salmond, chief populist of Scotland, has come out saying that "it was "deeply disappointing" that Roman Catholics were still unable to ascend to the throne". Yet he has been deeply disappointing to Christians of all denominations by cheekily bating them over same-sex unions in their churches! He really does not have a clue!
David Cameron says, "Let me be clear, the monarch must be in communion with the Church of England because he or she is the head of that Church". Actually, Supreme Governor, which is something different. The Archbishop of Canterbury is head. That aside, this is tinkering with the stones of the temple. It is not going to achieve either "equality" or an antedote to perceived discrimination.
It will be curate's egg legislation. And as such the deliberations in parliament may take some time. One wonders if the prime minister has asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to put the creation of a family on hold. This has not be thought through. When legislation does eventually come, will a three line whip be implemented? Unseemly haste all round!