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Queen's political role is why we need a republic, say campaigners

News that David Cameron enlisted the support of the Queen during the Scottish referendum in 2014 has further demolished the argument for the monarchy.

Queen acted unlawfully too, claim campaigners

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:

Monarchy in trouble over Brexit crisis, campaigners claim

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.

Queen in trouble over Brexit, campaigners claim

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:

Massive increase in royal spending "outrageous" say campaigners

Anti-monarchy campaigners have called for a full parliamentary inquiry into royal spending after the release of this year's finance report.

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.
 

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