UK newspaper raises questions (of particular concern to NZ) about the future of the Commonwealth

How  long  will  the  Commonwealth   survive?  It’s  a  question  that  hasn’t  aroused  much  attention   in New Zealand, but  –  along with the  whole  relationship with  the  monarchy – it could  become a major issue.

Commonwealth membership and the role of the monarch have  a  special  importance  for  this country,  because the   Crown  is  at the  centre  of  this  country’s  constitutional arrangements.

So we can’t say we haven‘t  been warned when  the headline on a feature in The Guardian in  London asks:

After that disastrous royal tour, is the sun finally setting on the Commonwealth realms?

The  issue  could become  of greater  significance  as  the  debate  over  “co-governance”  broadens.

The  Guardian article is  written   by Moya Lothian-McLean, who  presents Human  Resources, a podcast  about Britain’s slaving  history. Continue reading “UK newspaper raises questions (of particular concern to NZ) about the future of the Commonwealth”