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We need a Republican Party

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posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 10:04 AM
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(Sinn Fein doesn't count)

With the decline of the monarchy and the growing of republicanism, its about time we develope a republican party or one of the main three parties turn to republicanism.

The Liberal Democrats (due to their Whig history) believe that a vote should be introduced surrounding the future of the Monarchy, but no other party supports that idea. But i feel it is time that republicanism is introduced into our system, cause many (especially the youth) are becoming disenchanted with the Monarchy system.

www.republic.org.uk... is a republican pressure group, but they have stated that they are not a political party and are against the idea of becoming one. Many have stated that a large growing numbers of MPs are becoming republicans, 1/3 of Parliament are believed to be republicans. Tony Blair is seen as a closet republican (his wife is a self confessed republican and even refused to dress "smart" for the Queen).

Would you vote for a Republican Party?




posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 10:33 AM
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Yes.

I believe we are grown up enough to select a President with fixed terms and a set number of terms as a limit.

I believe we are even grown up enough to make the occasional mistake in who we select too.

I do not believe that we need a Monarchy any longer (although I agree that there are elements in it's favour if it's working properly) but I certainly do not think the British Monarchy in it's role under-pinning our class system is a healthy thing for our country or our nation.

I think we are set to chew this over very much come the end of ER2 and I look forward to it.



posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 10:41 AM
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The problem is Monarchist will always say "So, you want President Blair and President Thatcher then?"

its a failing arguement because if you do not like a President, you can vote them out, but you cannot with a Monarchy. And i *drum roll* agree with you sminkeypinkey that the "R Question" is going to be raised when the Queen leaves us.

Both Labour and the Tories want to restrict the powers of the Monarchy basically removing all powers to Parliament and the fact that Charles wants to be a very "public and political" Monarch is not going to go down very well.

I will never forget what The Daily Mail said two years ago;

If Charles becomes King and has Queen Camilla, we are becoming Republicans




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