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Queen's record in office 'one of failure' according to new Republic pamphlet

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.

Breaking the taboo: challenging the Queen's record in office

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?

Support for the monarchy weakening, not growing according to new polls

There has been a sharp decline in the number of people believing Britain would be worse off without the royals, down to just half.

MP backs Republic's call for Queen to reveal tax details

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.

Renaming Big Ben tower after Queen 'crass, inappropriate and out of touch': Republic

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:

Tower Bridge to be site of major anti-monarchy protest at jubilee pageant

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.

Why we must protest at the jubilee pageant

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:

Leaked BBC email: 'we don't want to hear bad word about the Queen'

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.

Marr accused of royal propaganda in letter to BBC chair

Campaign group Republic has accused Andrew Marr of misleading viewers with his documentary series looking at the life of the Queen.

Republic protests as Queen attends Dickens event

The Queen was today greeted by a dozen republican protesters, including veteran campaigner Peter Tatchell, as she visited the Guildhall in the City of London for a Charles Dickens event.


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