Campaign News & Updates

Spending review: Royal funding increase 'a disgrace' says Republic

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.

End of PR spells trouble for the monarchy: Robert Phillips

"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.

Now is the time for Privy Council to be scrapped: Republic

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.

Britain should follow Australian move on knights and dames: Republic

Campaign group Republic has called on the government to follow Australia's example and scrap knights and dames from the honours system.

Republic is recruiting

Republic is looking for a part-time Campaigns Manager to promote and expand our local campaigns network.

This is your opportunity to play a key role in the campaign for a democratic alternative to the monarchy.

Find out more on the Jobs page.


Labour needs to embrace republican values say campaigners

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.

Time for a new national anthem, one even Corbyn can sing

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.

A long reign is a reason for reform, not celebration: Republic

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.

Brand Finance is wrong, monarchy is not worth billions to economy

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:

Take Duchy from Prince Charles, conference to be told

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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