Bring back the Privy Council!OMG WTF?
How the hell is the Queen in a suitable position to choose the representative. They did this in the old days when the person was probably from UK sent out to overlook the colonists.
Their concern seems to be about that the PM only nominates one person
"In recent years only one name has been nominated, which means that the monarch's role is one of effectively rubber stamping approval"
This is the whole problem with the current system, we are trying to justify the ongoing use as the Queen as a rubber stamp. Who said it wasn't broken?
I agree that the PM Nominating one person, or rather probably the senior party officals are only nominating one person which means its not a nomination rather than a selection is more like me employing my own boss so hardly independent. Perhaps a step wise transition to evenual Republic is that the GG is choosen by joint sitting of the two houses through which 67% majority is required or something like this.
That article also makes mention that the GG should unite a country, not divide like our GG did recently over her comments. I would suggest there are plenty of times the British Monachy at times divides the UK people.