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You have a few safety catches on there, one, the brake has to be on. It is a switch on the brake pedal, it goes directly to the shifter, a mechanical solenoid, pumps out a pin to prevent the car from going into gear without somebody driving. The second one is the same idea only it comes from the ignition switch, the key has to unlock the steering and the shifter. Also, if it parked up against a curb or something, it will be hard to get out of park. Hope this helps.
If disco is automatic move the transfer lever from high to low box and back again firmly then the key will come out there is a safety feature on the autos to prevent the key being removed if the transfer box is not in either high or low correctly with most dicso;s the transfer shift lever is stiff. through lack of use .once it is pushed in properly the key will release it works every time and I have had four v8 autos
basically you cant remove the key because even though the gearbox is in park if the transfer gears are not fully home the park sensor on the gearbox thinks it is out of gear eg not in park so wont let you remove the key and leave the car out of gear in case it rolls away .Dan