It cannot be that the Queen is compelled to act unlawfully when told to do so. So why did she? That's the reaction of anti-monarchy group Republic on hearing the damning judgement of the Supreme Court this morning.
Graham Smith, speaking for the group, said:
News that David Cameron enlisted the support of the Queen during the Scottish referendum in 2014 has further demolished the argument for the monarchy.
Today's court ruling on the prorogation of parliament also implicates the Queen. That's according to the anti-monarchy campaign Republic.
Speaking in response to the ruling the group's CEO Graham Smith earlier:
Boris Johnson has placed the Queen in the firing line over Brexit, following his decision to prorogue parliament.
That's the view of anti-monarchy campaign Republic. The group has long claimed that Britain needs an effective, independent head of state.
Anti-monarchy campaigners have today said the Queen is already in trouble over Brexit, as the row over suspending parliament continues.
Speaking for Republic, Graham Smith said:
Anti-monarchy campaigners have called for a full parliamentary inquiry into royal spending after the release of this year's finance report.
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.
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.
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."
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