The Queen's record in office has been one of failure according to a new pamphlet published today by campaign group Republic. The publication aims to challenge the notion that the Queen is "untouchable" and beyond criticism.
We're continually told that the Queen has done a good job, that she has "never put a foot wrong". But does her record really live up to these claims? How does she measure up against elected leaders? Could Britain have done better?
There has been a sharp decline in the number of people believing Britain would be worse off without the royals, down to just half.
A Liberal Democrat MP has today backed Republic's calls for the Queen to reveal her tax returns in the wake of similar calls on government ministers.
The Queen pays tax voluntarily at a rate of her choosing, following a secret deal agreed with John Major 20 years ago.
Republic has today criticised plans being proposed by a group of MPs to rename parliament's east tower, which houses Big Ben, Elizabeth Tower.
Republic's chief executive Graham Smith said today:
The Queen and the rest of the royal family will be greeted by a major anti-monarchy protest when they attend the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday June 3, campaign group Republic announced today.
In an email to supporters Republic's chief executive Graham Smith explained why the movement must challenge the jubilee. Here is the text of the email:
Producers of the BBC's Gary Barlow jubilee documentary have made it clear that the corporation is seeking entirely one-sided celebratory coverage of the jubilee, in emails leaked to Republic.
Campaign group Republic has accused Andrew Marr of misleading viewers with his documentary series looking at the life of the Queen.
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