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Labour MPs Chi Onwurah and Emma Dent Coad among speakers at Newcastle republican convention.

Newcastle is hosting Republic's annual convention this Saturday, where speakers will call for wide-ranging reforms to Britain's democracy.

The Queen has questions to answer over PM dismissal: Republic

Campaigners have added their voice to demands for the release of letters between the Australian Governor General and the Queen, dating back to 1975.

Newcastle Republic conference, July 15, asking how we can take back control

Campaign group Republic is to hold its Annual Convention in Newcastle on Saturday July 15.

Speakers include local MP Chi Onwurah, new Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad, former Greens leader Natalie Bennett, Newcastle academic Martin Farr and Swedish MP Christina Örnebjär.

Royal funding grant must be scrapped: Republic

The Sovereign Grant should be scrapped and royal funding radically overhauled, according to campaigners.
Responding to the news of another massive increase in royal funding, campaign group Republic has called on the government to intervene.

Royal family costs equivalent of 15,000 firefighters, 17,000 police: New report

Ahead of the release of the Royal Household's annual finance report, campaigners have said the true cost of the monarchy is over £345m a year.

That's the equivalent to the cost of hiring 17,000 new police officers or 15,500 new firefighters.

Prince Harry can always walk away: Republic

Campaigners have today said reluctant royals should stand aside and make way for an effective head of state. 
The comments come after an interview in which Prince Harry claimed no royal wants to be king.

5000 sign petition as MPs take oath to the Queen

Since the weekend 5000 people have joined calls for a new oath for MPs.
MPs have started to take their oaths today, pledging allegiance to the Queen.

The Queen is no use in hung parliament deadlock: Republic

The Queen is unable to perform an effective, independent role as head of state during the current political crisis, campaigners have warned.

Campaign launched to ditch MPs' oath to the Queen: Republic

Since this morning more than 1500 people have joined calls for a new oath for MPs following this election.
As the country goes to the polls a new campaign is calling for MPs to swear allegiance to the people, not the Queen.

Inquiry needed into royal lobbying: Republic

Campaigners have renewed calls for a full inquiry into lobbying and political interference by members of the royal family.
The call follows fresh revelations about Prince Charles and Prince William over the past 24 hours.


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