Tag Archives: democracy

A relic ripe for reform

Many of those who voted in the referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union did so in order to ‘restore democracy’ to the British people. What specific shape this restoration of British democracy would take was only … Continue reading

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More than a mere convention

A week ago the British Republican Movement held its Annual Convention in Newcastle. The theme of the 2017 Convention was “Taking Back Control – Just how democratic is Britain?” The Annual Republic Convention is a follow-up to the movement’s Members’ … Continue reading

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Much ado about something

The weekend that has gone witnessed the continuing celebrations for the 90th birthday of the reigning British monarch, Elizabeth Windsor. Parades of guards, bands and royal carriages through the streets of London, aircraft fly-pasts and, it is reported, street parties … Continue reading

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Growing to win

“For all the issues Republic campaigns on our focus has never wavered.  Our mission is simple: to achieve the abolition of the British monarchy in favour of a democratic republic. That’s a tall order, a tough challenge and there are … Continue reading

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Above, but not beyond

Royalty is above politics. These words are often used in a collective defence of royalty with respect to political matters. If, therefore, that is actually the case – if the royals are indeed politically neutral – then why is secrecy … Continue reading

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It’s a no-brainer, really

Within the past few months, and despite several visits to hospital, recuperation from an operation and an extended holiday, I have managed to attend a couple of conferences associated with two of my major interests, that is, the “Republic” movement and … Continue reading

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