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Queen's cabinet visit reveals "feudal heart" of UK politics

Republic has reacted to the Queen's visit to this morning's cabinet meeting. Spokesperson Graham Smith said: "Inviting the Queen to attend cabinet is a PR stunt, but it's a highly symbolic one - it's a powerful reminder that Britain's political system is feudal at heart.

Charles challenged by campaigners over corporation tax avoidance

Campaign group Republic has reported Charles's Duchy of Cornwall to the HMRC for what has been dubbed a 'well entrenched tax avoidance scheme'.

Royal succession rules change is 'a bad joke' says Republic

The campaign group Republic has today said changes to the Act of Succession 'fail the equality test in practice and in principle', branding the changes 'a bad joke'. Chief executive Graham Smith said today: "These reforms change nothing of substance, even if William and Kate have a daughter.

Every child should have the chance to be head of state

Like thousands of other parents-to-be across the country, Kate and William must be thrilled - but their news just highlights the absurdity of hereditary office and focuses minds on what kind of future we want for Britain.

Republic accuses government of royal cover-up, announces new campaign for FOI reform

Republic has today accused the government of a cover up after agreeing to veto a Freedom of Information request for access to prince Charles's lobbying.

Queen must keep out of politics: Republic

Republic has today called on the Queen to keep out of politics and has criticised her comments on Britain's extradition laws as a cynical PR ploy.

Campaign to abolish Duchy of Cornwall to be launched in Truro

The campaign group Republic will be hosting a meeting in Truro on September 29 to launch a campaign for the abolition of the Duchy of Cornwall. The campaign is one of three projects aimed at curtailing Prince Charles's influence and political meddling.

Honours must come from the people, not royalty

The republican campaign group Republic has welcomed the Public Administration Select Committee's call for reform of the honours system - including an end to awards for "doing the day job" - but has strongly rejected its recommendation that the monarch should play a greater role.

Stop the double standards - media must treat royals like all other public servants

Republican campaign group Republic has responded to The Sun's decision to publish photographs of Prince Harry by calling for an end to media "double standards" concerning the royals.

Republic's chief executive Graham Smith said:

Republic slams "morally repugnant" royal spending

Republic has slammed the details of royal spending revealed by today's official royal finance reports, describing the monarchy as “one of the most profligate institutions in the world”.

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