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Royals need to condemn Brunei say campaigners

Prince Charles, the Queen and other royals should publicly condemn the Sultan of Brunei for human rights abuses, campaigners have said today.

The call comes amid a growing backlash against the state's decision to introduce death by stoning for gay sex and other so-called crimes.

Monarchy failure exposed by Brexit: Campaigners

Anti-monarchy campaigners have called for a wide-ranging review of Britain's constitution, following claims Theresa May could use the Queen to block parliament's will.

Police response to royal incidents must change say campaigners

Anti-monarchy campaigners have criticised the police response to Prince Philip's crash and reports of driving without a seat belt.

Graham Smith, CEO of Republic, said today:

"This isn't special treatment because of his age, it's special treatment because of his status."

Royals 'no good for economy' campaigners claim

As Buckingham Palace prepares to release its annual accounts, campaigners have rejected claims the monarchy earns money for the UK economy.
 

MP's call for royals to move out 'absolutely right' say campaigners

Calls by Labour MP Emma Dent Coad for the royals to move out of Buckingham Palace are 'spot on' according to campaign group Republic.  The group has said taxpayers need to 'take back control' of royal palaces and open them up as major tourist sites.
 

EXCLUSIVE: NO royal tourism evidence found by VisitBritain

Tourism agency VisitBritain has failed to provide any evidence that the monarchy is good for tourism.  
 

BBC and Channel 4 news blasted over royal coverage

BBC and Channel 4 News have been heavily criticised for inept and distorted coverage of the royal wedding and monarchy.
 

Royal wedding petition to be handed to MPs on Wednesday

A 32,000-strong petition against taxpayers' money being spent on the royal wedding will be handed to MPs early Wednesday evening.
 
The petition, organised by campaign group Republic, shows strong opposition to public money being spent on Saturday's wedding. 
 

Rebellious Scots don't 'like the Queen', don't care about wedding: Poll

A YouGov poll out this week shows the Scottish are the least likely to like the Queen or care about the future of the monarchy.
 
Key findings in Scotland include:

International anti-monarchy gathering this weekend

Republican campaigners from around Europe and the Commonwealth will be gathering in London this Saturday, to plan a monarchy-free future.
 
Speakers will include MPs Emma Dent Coad and Tommy Sheppard.
 

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