Monarchy Myth Buster

Who wants another bland or sleazy politician?

Who becomes head of state in a republic is up to you. There's no reason it has to be an ex-politician – the experience of other European republics shows that voters often choose  colourful characters who have achieved great things.

It makes Britain unique

Britain will always be unique. That's down to the achievements of the British people, our history and culture, even our geographical location.

It's a living link to our history

Of course the monarchy is part of our history – no republican would deny that - but it's not all of it.

It's unpatriotic to want to abolish the monarchy

That depends how you define patriotism. If you think it's about putting the interests of one family above those of ordinary Britons, then yes it is.