Which aspects of English society would you change?

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In considering contemporary English society, we can see several distinctive factors that might seem anachronistic—thus suggesting that a change might be timely—or exclusive, in which case a change would be beneficial to a larger portion of the English people. In the first category, one change that is often suggested is...

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In considering contemporary English society, we can see several distinctive factors that might seem anachronistic—thus suggesting that a change might be timely—or exclusive, in which case a change would be beneficial to a larger portion of the English people. In the first category, one change that is often suggested is to abolish the monarchy. As the position of king or queen is largely ceremonial, the benefit beyond the symbolic realm is negligible. Furthermore, maintaining the entire royal family is an expense that the British people should not be required to support. Abolishing the monarchy would also enable many of their properties to be sold, returning some funds to the general coffers. Another change that might benefit the people overall is to change the structure of Parliament. Although it might still be a good idea to have two houses, they could be changed to resemble the U.S. Senate and House or Representatives. This would involve abolishing the House of Lords as a separate entity, and open all the elections to anyone who wants to run.

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