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MPs vote to keep ban on a Roman Catholic monarch

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 01 Feb 2013 @ 12:17

AN ATTEMPT to remove the ban that prevents Roman Catholics from succeeding to the throne has been rejected by MPs.

During a debate in the Commons on Monday, Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative, North East Somerset) moved a new clause to the Succession to the Crown Bill ( News, 25 January). The Bill would have removed the disqualification on any person "not joining in communion with the Church of England", ...

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