Category - Republic

  • April 29, 2011

    In a culture seemingly dominated by royalist propaganda, particularly around the wedding of William and Kate, here are plenty of reasons to be republican, says Phil Wood; not all of them honourable. Some may be in danger of reinforcing what they oppose. But for Christians, the case for disestablishing the kingdom and the church derives from a higher level of subversion, and a vision of equity before monarchy which people from many backgrounds are seeking.

  • April 28, 2011

    Fears have been raised over civil liberties after raids on centres associated with activism and the apparently random arrest of people with radical lifestyles.

  • March 7, 2011

    The Campaign group Republic has lodged a formal complaint with UKTI calling for an investigation into a number of allegations relating to Prince Andrew.

  • February 12, 2011

    Republic, the organisation campaigning for an elected head of state, has criticised VisitBritain, for its claim that the Royal wedding will boost tourism

  • January 8, 2011

    Republic has condemned government plans to increase secrecy surrounding the royal family by amending the Freedom of Information Act.

  • November 23, 2010

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and William Windsor. Whatever view you or I take of the monarchy, the Church of England or the opinions of Pete Broadbent, this news raises some worrying questions.

  • November 16, 2010

    The government has been urged not to subsidise a royal wedding with taxpayers' money at a time of economic problems and severe cuts.

  • July 6, 2010

    The UK coalition government has dropped previous plans to reform the monarchy - including ending a long-term ban on Catholic succession to the throne.

  • November 24, 2009

    Attempts to give the royal household complete exemption from the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act are facing strong opposition, with MPs, campaigners and members of the public criticising the proposal.

  • October 20, 2009

    Politicians of all parties are coming under pressure to reduce the Civil List in the light of the recession. The Civil List, which consists of public money awarded to the royal family each year, currently stands at around £7.9million.