Campaign group Republic has called for sweeping reform of royal funding after today's announcement that the Queen's annual grant is set to rise to £42.8m in 2016/17.
"This is the age of Edward Snowden, not Edward Windsor." That's part of a stark warning to the monarchy from PR expert and strategy consultant Robert Phillips, who will deliver the annual John Campbell Lecture on Monday.
Responding to today's swearing in of Jeremy Corbyn to the Privy Council, campaign group Republic has called for the body to be abolished.
The Privy Council, contrary to many reports, is not largely ceremonial but a very important yet undemocratic part of the constitution.
Campaign group Republic has called on the government to follow Australia's example and scrap knights and dames from the honours system.
It's time for Labour to tap into the new politics spirit and embrace republicanism. That will be the message at a fringe meeting at Labour's conference on Monday evening.
Republican campaigners have called for a fresh debate on changing the national anthem, after press reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's decision not to sing during today's Battle of Britain commemorations.
The nation isn't celebrating the Queen's milestone, and nor should we, campaign group Republic has said.
The group has said keeping a job-for-life for life is not an achievement and instead reflects real need for radical democratic reform.
Campaign group Republic has criticised Brand Finance for again claiming the monarchy is worth billions to the British economy.
The group branded the claims a fantasy.
Republic's CEO Graham Smith said today:
Royal expenses and a call to take the Duchy of Cornwall away from Prince Charles will be among the issues discussed at the Republic annual conference this year.
For the first time the annual conference is being held in Bristol.
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