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Double vision 2

In my previous blog (Article 153), I sought to discuss some of the inter-connections between the British Republican Movement (BRM) and the National Secular Society (NSS). The focus of the discussion was on such matters as the respective attitudes of … Continue reading

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Double vision

For many years I have been a member of the British Republican Movement (BRM). This is a movement that supports the abolition of the monarchy in the United Kingdom and, until that institution is finally and democratically ended, calls for … Continue reading

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Ripe for reinvention

“It certainly does need thinking about, but there will be no referendum on the monarchy’s future anytime soon. There was no mention of republicanism in Labour’s 2017 election manifesto and it is hard to envisage the next one being any … 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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Brexit: Part 1 – A step too far

On the morning of June 24th, 2016, the citizens of the UK awoke to the realization that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union. This process was commonly referred to as Brexit. In the three months since … 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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